Tagged with Summer 1997

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

PRINCESS MONONOKE Watched via VHS/DVD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Princess Mononoke is a historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. While the title would suggest the story follows the “spirit princess” (San), we instead find ourselves exploring an alternate ancient Japan through the eyes of a young Emishi warrior, Ashitaka. Prior to the storyline, … Continue reading

Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue

PERFECT BLUE Watched via DVD Upon our rewatch, Perfect Blue isn’t as confusing as I originally believed. Perfect Blue follows the career of a former pop idol as she transitions into a drama actress. A major theme of the movie is how the actress loses the innocence associated with her idol persona as she develops … Continue reading