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Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso: The Truth About A Conflicted Hero

Film buffs may claim the greatest Japanese director who ever lived was Kurosawa. In my books the greatest – and at the time of writing, still living – Japanese filmmaker is surely Hayao Miyazaki. My absolute favourite from his oeuvre, is PORCO ROSSO. Miyazaki created the animation masterpieces MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO, SPIRITED AWAY, GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES and HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE. When he announced …

[Video]: Joss Whedon

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‘I had a need to see a girl fight monsters and not die.’ Joss is the son of a TV writer, and the son of a son of a TV writer. Little wonder he enjoys the craft of writing so strongly, fighting tooth and nail to get a single free week between The Avengers and the next project. He used …