Category Archives: Art

A Christmas Story

On Christmas Day 1965 there was more than one fourth-wall breaking Doctor Who story for children to enjoy.  If they were lucky enough to have a copy of TV Comic Issue 732 (dated week ending 25th December 1965) they could … Continue reading

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Porco Rosso

For the second week in a row, we are looking at a Studio Ghibli film that is generally underrated.  At least, it is probably underrated internationally, although it was the most successful film of 1992 in Japan.  I think the … Continue reading

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Only Yesterday

For the majority of their output, Studio Ghibli has had two main writer/directors: Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.  So far every film I have written about here has been a Miyazaki film, and I skipped Takahata’s first effort as it … Continue reading

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Kiki’s Delivery Service

Growing up is a tricky business.  For 14-year-old Kiki it is going to be even more difficult than usual because she is a witch, and wants to follow an important tradition: spending a year away from home perfecting her abilities, … Continue reading

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My Neighbour Totoro

Studio Ghibli’s first release was Laputa: Castle in the Sky, and then came a double bill: Grave of the Fireflies and My Neighbour Totoro, shown together in cinemas in Japan.  It must be the strangest pairing of movies ever.  I’m … Continue reading

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Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Last week we looked at Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, not strictly speaking a Studio Ghibli film, but made by a lot of the same people before the founding of the studio.  In 1985 the studio was founded … Continue reading

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City of Death

The appreciation of art can easily be extended to film and television.  It is not a giant leap to interpret Doctor Who as art, and more than once a story has actually taken a work of art as the starting … Continue reading

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