Tag Archives: Hayao Miyazaki

Lauren Bacall Tribute Podcast – “Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)”

On a very special podcast, David Stark and I discuss what is, to my knowledge, Lauren Bacall‘s only venture into SF and Fantasy film – the Hayao Miyazaki’s 2004 animated film Howl’s Moving Castle, and its English Dub, featuring Lauren Bacall as The Witch of the Waste. Download the podcast here.

Note: One point I forgot to mention on the podcast – the film was originally slated to be directed by Mamoru Hosoda, who has directed two SF films which we’ll be discussing later on the GSSFT Podcasts – Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, before Hosada was removed from the project and Miyazaki took over.

Evangelion 1.0 Isn’t Elgible For Oscar But Ponyo Is

Anime News Network is reporting that Neon Genesis Evangelion 1.0: You Are (not) Alone, the first film of Gainax’s Eva reset film trilogy is, unfortunately, not eligible for the Academy award for Best Animated Feature. According to the Acadamy’s rules, a foreign film is eligible for nomination for this year’s awards if it first opened outside the US after January 1st, 2008. However, Eva 1.0 opened on September 1st, 2007, and Funimation licensed the film around December. Ponyo, however, is elgible, meeting the requirements for US and Domestic release dates. Continue reading →