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    EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes at Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki's Oscar-Contender 'The Wind Rises' (TRAILER)

    A contender for the animated feature Oscar, the subtitled "The Wind Rises" (Disney) is now playing a one-week Oscar qualifying run in Los Angeles and New York in its Japanese subtitled version. Possibly the last film from Hayao Miyazaki, the Walt Disney of Japan, who won the animated Oscar for "Spir...

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    'The Wind Rises,' The Oscar Race, and Movie-Jounalist Stockholm Syndrome

    A New York Times article on "complaints" about Hayao Miyazaki's final film shows the way journalists who cover the movie industry internalize its values

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    Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises' Gets Stateside Release Date from Disney, Plus Awards Qualifying Plans

    Disney and Studio Ghibli have released plans for the stateside release and awards qualification engagement for Hayao Miyazaki's latest (and, according to his retirement plans, his last) film, "The Wind Rises." The film is slated for a limited release in the US on February 21, 2014, and will expand o...

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    Hayao Miyazaki Officially Explains His Retirement, Plus Review Roundup of 'The Wind Rises'

    Hayao Miyazaki released an official statement to the media September 6 on his reasoning behind his previously announced retirement. While he says that he intends to keep working in various capacities for the next decade, he won't return to the directing chair. The production period on his films cont...

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    Hayao Miyazaki Confirms Retirement, Will Stay At Studio Ghibli

    Hayao Miyazaki, largely referred to as Japan's Walt Disney both for his kindly public demeanor and the fact that he's made a collection of stone cold animated classics (among them "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Spirited Away"), held a press conference in Tokyo to confirm that, yes, he is retiring and yes...

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    Venice 2013: A Guide To All The Films

    The lineup for the 70th Venice Film Festival has been unveiled, with new films from James Franco, Stephen Frears, Terry Gilliam, Hayao Miyazaki, David Gordon Green, Kelly Reichardt, Xavier Dolan, Jonathan Glazer, Amos Gatai and Errol Morris all screening in competition.

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    Contest: Win A Blu-Ray Copy Of Goro Miyazaki's 'From Up On Poppy Hill'

    Although it's causing something of a storm in Japan, where wartime matters are still controversial, “The Wind Rises,” the latest film from animation legend Hayao Miyazaki (read our review) is already a huge critical and commercial hit, as is par for the course for the great director (if case you had...

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    Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises" Opening Nov. 8th for Oscar Qualifying Run

    Master animator Hayao Miyazaki's final feature film, The Wind Rises, will be released in the United States this year via Touchstone Pictures. The film will open on November 8th for a one week award Oscar qualifying run at the Landmark Theater on Pico in West Los Angeles.

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    Telluride Film Festival Review: If Miyazaki's New Movie 'The Wind Rises' Is Really His Final Film, It's An Appropriate One

    Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki has achieved status as one of the great filmmakers of his time, with a distinctive visual sensibility that has garnered comparisons to Walt Disney and a depth of imagination that defies any classification other than Miyazaki's own head. From "Princess Mononoke" to th...

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    Hayao Miyazaki Announces His Retirement (Again); Watch 90-Minute Conversation With The Director From 2010

    "I think that 'Princess Mononoke' will be the last (feature-length) movie that I make in this way," director Hayao Miyazaki said more than a decade ago, citing his age and the arduous production of that 1997 film as two factors for his stepping away from the drawing desk. In 1998 he even left Studio...

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