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NEWS: Hayao Miyazaki's 'Final' Film Begins 3-Year Production in October


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bleachigo66



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:16 am Reply with quote
I'm sure this news could bring with it some snark, but I honestly just hope for his continued good health and ability to make art he loves. I've never not been excited to see one of his works. Not to mention all the people continued production will keep employed at least that much longer.

I don't expect this at all, since it didn't really happen successfully in all those years before The Wind Rises finished, but a dream scenario would be if some training for Goro, or newly hired animators who could become creators could be done in those three years. Maybe help sustain the studio once Miyazaki's time with the studio is truly over. Again, I don't expect it at this point, but I can dream.
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Bravo! Always do what makes you happy and happyness will carry you ahead.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:40 am Reply with quote
How many times has he had a film that was to be his "final" feature film?
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:45 am Reply with quote
Why do I have this weird feeling they'll put him in a robot like Burns and Smithers in that dystopian Simpsons ending?
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:52 am Reply with quote
Cool. Miyazaki is 76 now, so a three year production period would take him to age 79 which is very doable, barring an unforeseen accident or illness. Personally, I'll only consider a Miyazaki film to be his "final" one after he is dead. And even then, I'm not entirely convinced he wouldn't figure out a way to make more from beyond the grave...
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:59 am Reply with quote
I doubt this guy will ever retire and stay retired. He is too much of an icon in the industry.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:58 am Reply with quote
Miyazaki is like The Who of animation.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:10 am Reply with quote
I hope he's actually able to complete the film. Perhaps if he isn't, Takahata or his Son, Goro could finish it for him if he passes away too soon.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:11 am Reply with quote
njprogfan wrote:
Miyazaki is like The Who of animation.

I think Cher or the Rolling Stones are probably better comparisons. I mean they've all had how many "Farewell" tours?

Still, hope this (maybe) final film is a great one!
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:22 am Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
How many times has he had a film that was to be his "final" feature film?


Taking cues from Final Fantasy.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:49 am Reply with quote
I'm sure this will be the last final ultimate film Miyazaki ever makes... probably.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:02 pm Reply with quote
Blood- wrote:
Cool. Miyazaki is 76 now, so a three year production period would take him to age 79 which is very doable, barring an unforeseen accident or illness. Personally, I'll only consider a Miyazaki film to be his "final" one after he is dead. And even then, I'm not entirely convinced he wouldn't figure out a way to make more from beyond the grave...

You beat me to it! My sentiments exactly.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:01 pm Reply with quote
Miyazaki's "retirement" reminds me a lot of the late director Akira Kurosawa's retirement:

Kurosawa/Miyazaki: Time for me to retire!

(spends a few minutes fidgeting, then sighs)

Kurosawa/Miyazaki: Damn. I'm bored. I guess I might as well make a movie if I can find the funding.

(From out of nowhere, a hand appears holding a big check.)

Stephen Spielberg: YOU WANT TO MAKE ANOTHER FILM!?!?!! Here's a few million dollars. Have fun!

Kurosawa/Miyazaki: Thank you!
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:39 pm Reply with quote
Key wrote:
Blood- wrote:
Cool. Miyazaki is 76 now, so a three year production period would take him to age 79 which is very doable, barring an unforeseen accident or illness. Personally, I'll only consider a Miyazaki film to be his "final" one after he is dead. And even then, I'm not entirely convinced he wouldn't figure out a way to make more from beyond the grave...

You beat me to it! My sentiments exactly.

If Tupac and Mj can keep releasing albums after death I highly suspect Miyazaki could keep animating movies from beyond as well. Regardless if it's his "final" film or not I think the 3 year span is a good idea simply to test his resolve in terms of making the movie and caring. Between being a curmudgeon who might change his mind and the honest fact of he's not a spring chicken anymore I think the 3 years gives him time to truly decide if this was an impulse idea or not. If it's not an impulse idea and he plans to stick with it then it gives him plenty of time to craft the movie into something up to his own expectations. Not just rush something and slap a Miyazaki or Ghibli tag on it to sell it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:21 pm Reply with quote
I don´t believe that this will be his last (feature) endeavor. He will just start the next one, if this one doesn´t finish him. Or the one after that. The producers will have to rip the cells from his dead hands.

His last Last Film was a career highlight, so let´s see here. I would do a biography, if i was him. Or something about the anime or film industry. In the vain of Millennium Actress.
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