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3 things about Hayao Miyazaki’s PORCO ROSSO

Porco Rosso [1992] 1. Secret meeting in a movie theatre. 2. “I’d rather be a pig than a fascist.” 3. The graceful way in which we are shown that his curse has been lifted.

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3 things about Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s FLEE

Flee [2021] 1. He watches silently as the two cops corner the girl in the police van, and a third cop closes the door. 2. To the customs agent he says a single word, “Refugee.” 3. At the entrance to … Continue reading

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3 things about Walt Disney’s PETER PAN

Peter Pan [1953] 1. Tinker Bell measures her hips. 2. Water-powered clock in the treehouse. 3. Regrettable (and forgettable) song “What Made the Red Man Red?”

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3 things about Walt Disney’s CINDERELLA

Cinderella [1950] 1. Corn kernel stack. 2. A line of disdainful butlers. 3. Does the king have a shoe fetish?

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3 things about Walt Disney’s MELODY TIME

Melody Time [1948] 1. After a kiss, a rapid thaw. 2. Spinning organ. 3. A bustle that bounces.

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3 things about Kon Satoshi’s PAPRIKA

Paprika [2006] 1. A secret apartment littered with old toys. 2. Cocktail bar music. 3. He pulls his hand through her body, zipping away her face.

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3 things about Hayao Miyazaki’s MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO

My Neighbor Totoro [1988] 1. Soft and furry bus benches. 2. A message scratched into the cornhusk. 3. Disquieting family tub scene.

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3 things about Marcell Jankovics’ SON OF THE WHITE MARE

Son of the White Mare [1981] 1. Spinning castles. 2. Robot/stonebaby 3-headed dragon, its deeply distorted voice. 3. Eye fractals. Flabbergasting.

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3 things about Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind [1984] 1. Spore hunting. 2. Beneath the petrified forest. 3. Cleavage glimpse.

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3 things about Nina Paley’s SITA SINGS THE BLUES

Sita Sings the Blues [2008] 1. Squadron of flying eyeballs. 2. Heart flashes. 3. Subject line of his email: DUMPSVILLE.

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