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Howl's Moving Castle

There's a Japanese trailer out for Howl's Moving Castle now!

The preview was just about perfect. No, the outside of the castle isn't like it is in the book, but it's something I can forgive given how much character the thing has and how good everything else about the trailer was. It's currently anticipated as a fall release in Japan.

And Calcifer is so cute!

(More movie-making gossip here.)

P.S. In case you thought this post was entirely unrelated to the King Arthur posts I've been making... Diana Wynne Jones, author of Howl's Moving Castle, also wrote The Merlin Conspiracy.

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littleowl
Jul. 13th, 2004 08:48 am (UTC)
Squeeeee!

It doesn't look anything like I'd imagined, BUT charming nonetheless.
owlfish
Jul. 13th, 2004 08:56 am (UTC)
It doesn't look anything like what I'd imagined either, but it's very true to the spirit and shape of the work, and based on this, I trust Miyazaki to do the movie right. The moving castle is the only thing in the preview which looks very different from how it was described (leaving aside how I'd envisioned it), but again, it's true to the spirit and gives the building much more character.

In one way at least, a movie adaptation may improve on the book: I had no clue it was a romance until I reached the last chapter.

I can't wait to see it!
retsuko
Jul. 13th, 2004 09:19 am (UTC)
My poor 'puter could not download something of that size, so I'll take your word on it. I'm so glad that it looks good to you, as I trust your judgement. ^-^;;
owlfish
Jul. 13th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC)
Calcifer, trying to see what Sophie's doing to his poor, dusty fireplace:

retsuko
Jul. 13th, 2004 10:14 am (UTC)
*squee*! I love it! I always pictured him a little larger, but this works, too. (Because Sophie and Howl have to bully him to bend his head so they can cook...) I saw the picture of the castle on nausicaa.net, and it's not exactly what I pictured, either, but, well, we shall see.
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