Miyazakiworld by Susan Napier audiobook

Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art

By Susan Napier
Read by Susan Napier

10.18 Hours 04/23/2019 Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $39.99

    ISBN: 9781721334568

The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the world A thirtieth century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit—what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest living animators, known worldwide for films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and The Wind Rises. Japanese culture and animation scholar Susan Napier explores the life and art of this extraordinary Japanese filmmaker to provide a definitive account of his oeuvre. Napier insightfully illuminates the multiple themes crisscrossing his work, from empowered women to environmental nightmares to utopian dreams, creating an unforgettable portrait of a man whose art challenged Hollywood dominance and ushered in a new chapter of global popular culture.

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Summary

Summary

The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the world

A thirtieth century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit—what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest living animators, known worldwide for films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and The Wind Rises.

Japanese culture and animation scholar Susan Napier explores the life and art of this extraordinary Japanese filmmaker to provide a definitive account of his oeuvre. Napier insightfully illuminates the multiple themes crisscrossing his work, from empowered women to environmental nightmares to utopian dreams, creating an unforgettable portrait of a man whose art challenged Hollywood dominance and ushered in a new chapter of global popular culture.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Packed with interesting details about the filmmaker’s life, interests, and inspirations.” Washington Post

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English