Artist Meets Aviation Engineer in Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises”

Something in the Air: Hayao Miyazaki’s long-awaited “The Wind Rises”by Graham FullerPublished:…

Karen Goldfarb Copywriter‘s insight:

The first full-length film directed by Hayao Miyazaki since 2008’s “Ponyo” opens in Japan on July 20. Given that it’s a part-imaginary biopic of the aircraft engineer Jiro Horikoshi, who designed the Mitsubishi A6M Reisen Zero that did such damage during the attack on Pearl Harbor, I wonder if there are any plans to release a US version. They say that the film won’t glorifyJapanese pilots, but will instead “explore the sources of Horikoshi’s inspiration and his troubled conscience as an inventor of a machine used for death and destruction.” It’s a universal theme for any inventor whose inventions are used as weapons. 

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