Monday, July 7, 2014
The beauty of Lupin III is that its characters are so malleable. They’ve been re-invented constantly over the years. Everyone has a different notion of who Lupin really is in terms of his personality and visual rendering. The roundly drawn gentleman thief of Cagliostro couldn’t be further from the rubbery, horse-faced schmoozer of Part 3, but both are Lupin. The characters have an amazing resilience to inhabit different personalities and situations, and that is undoubtedly part of the franchise’s undying appeal. The Lupin characters here are as different as each previous Lupin III outing has been from its predecessors, but in their own way they are valid. Ben Ettinger
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
It’s really about an inner spiritual transformation that is taking place with the Beast and I saw it as a parable of my life that I got to express that. It was sincere. It was real for me. It was very real for the prince. I don’t know that there ever is an illustration more clear as to what really can take place in a person’s life spiritually than this animated character transforming from an animal to the prince. Glen Keane on the transformation of the Beast in Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Monday, June 30, 2014
To be born means being compelled to choose an era, a place, a life. To exist here, now, means to lost the possibility of being countless other potential selves.. Yet once being born there is no turning back. And I think that’s exactly why the fantasy worlds of cartoon movies so strongly represent our hopes and yearnings. They illustrate a world of lost possibilities for us. Hayao Miyazaki
Friday, June 20, 2014
Understanding our historical period requires, for example, that we acknowledge that we live in an “Age” with its own peculiar beliefs and prejudices, just like the Elizabethans and the Victorians did. Most people in our times, like most people in every time, imagine that they live at the end of time and at the height of progress, which to them means that the way we see things is the way they really are. John Granger
Thursday, June 19, 2014
It is important for us to see all literature as beautifully and intricately connected, part of a complex and rich network or web. This is not just so we can smile self-importantly and say to ourselves, “Ah, I know where that came from!” Rather, it places literature in context and gives us, as readers, respect for the tradition behind what we enjoy. We can’t have Narnia without Edmund Spenser’s Faerieland, which we can’t have without Chaucer, and so on. Without a sense of literary lineage, we may be as ignorant as the woman I knew who said she wasn’t interested in The Lord of the Rings because it was a “Harry Potter rip off.”

John Granger

I so agree with him. This idea can be applied to any art form, from literature to cinema. It’s beautiful to see how everything intertwines.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Must it so be that whatever makes man happy must later become the source of his misery? Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “The Sorrows of Young Werther” (via nefandus-nafsi)
Monday, March 3, 2014
When we lose curiosity, our spirit of exploration, that is when we truly grow old and die. Daniel Thomas MacInnes
Sunday, February 23, 2014
So you thought you could cheat me, did you? You thought you could leave me sitting here and I wouldn‘t notice? But you see, I am a clever man also. And that is why we understand one another. That is why you understood so quickly that I wanted to kill you. Saul, The Old Dark House (1932)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
If history is to change, let it change! If the world is to be destroyed, so be it! If my fate is to be destroyed… I must simply laugh! Magus, Chrono Trigger
Monday, February 17, 2014
When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever. Alexandre Dumas (via iluminacje)