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  • 1. Catherine Qabar EMF 100
  • 2. Spirited Away
    • 2003, Hayao Miyazaki
      • Adventure/fantasy
      • Won Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
  • 3. Persepolis
    • 2007, Marjane Satrapi
      • Dark comedy, autobiographical
      • Nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
    • Based on autobiographical graphic novels of the same name
  • 4. Critical Reception
    • Spirited Away
      • 97% approval on Rotten Tomatoes
      • #12 on IGN’s Best Animated Films 2005
      • #10 on Empire Magazine’s The 100 Best Films of World Cinema 2010
    • Persepolis
      • 97% approval on Rotten Tomatoes
      • #6 on Time Magazine’s Top 10 Movies of 2007
      • #58 on Empire Magazine’s The 100 Best Films of World Cinema 2010
  • 5. Themes: Spirited Away
    • Coming of Age/Rite of Passage
    • Identity
      • Both individual and collective/cultural
  • 6. Themes: Persepolis
    • Identity
      • Again, both individual and cultural
    • Culture Clash
    • Politics (Iranian Revolution)
  • 7. Common Theme: Identity
    • Spirited Away
      • Themes of identity and coming-of-age are closely tied
        • Chihiro must overcome the loss of her identity as a child and forge a new one as an adult
    • Persepolis
      • Cultural identity
        • in a time of revolution/change
        • in a foreign country
  • 8. Common Theme: Guiding Figures
    • Spirited Away
      • Haku
      • Kamajii
    • Persepolis
      • Marjane’s grandmother
      • Uncle Anoosh
      • God and Karl Marx
  • 9. Animation: Spirited Away
  • 10. Animation: Persepolis
  • 11. Which film works better?
    • Equal, but different
      • Both are well-respected, well-made films
      • Spirited Away: more metaphorical, light-hearted, for children and adults alike, rich animation in the typical Miyazaki-style
      • Persepolis: unique animation, first of its’ kind, dark, somewhat mature subject matter
  • 12. Film-Stills courtesy of:
    • Spirited Away. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli, 2001. DVD.
    • Persepolis. Dir. Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnoud. 2.4.7. Films, 2007. DVD.

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