my freshman year film professor once gave us all the same footage to edit into a two minute scene and then we watched all of them and it was like yes i understand that two people can be given the same ingredients and recipe and will still make something a little bit different every time, it’s kinda cool even, but also just because each one is a little different doesn’t mean i want to watch the same thing happen over and over again and…
I don’t think I’ll be able to encapsulate exactly how this movie made me feel, or how much I believe art like this matters, so I’ve decided to keep it simple and just make a choppy list of some of the reasons why I loved it.
•Every scene is meaningful in one way or another. Nothing is filler; everything feels purposeful. And from the fact that she had to wipe water out of her eyes in the pool to the…
Every frame in this film is like a piece of artwork, and the story is so colorful and imaginative.
There are so many interesting moments, and I feel like I missed at least half of the symbolism and social commentary at play.
Out of everything I’ve ever seen, Spirited Away comes the closest to capturing what a dream feels like; between the creatively wacky visuals and the flowy-but-also-somehow-choppy pacing, realizing the movie was over felt a bit like like waking up.