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Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Hayao Miyazaki Japan, 2001

Greg S.'s rating of the film Spirited Away

Not sure why it took me so long to jump on the Myazaki train but I'm glad I did. Watching Spirited Away I kept thinking about Eisenstein's thoughts on Disney and animation where he compared animation to fire on the basis of its infinite changeability. Miyazaki's knack for abstractions and changeability is precisely what I'd say makes him the most innovative filmmakers working today. Masterpiece.