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

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