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SPirited Away vs. Persepolis
 

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    SPirited Away vs. Persepolis SPirited Away vs. Persepolis Presentation Transcript

    • Catherine Qabar EMF 100
    • Spirited Away
      • 2003, Hayao Miyazaki
        • Adventure/fantasy
        • Won Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
    • Persepolis
      • 2007, Marjane Satrapi
        • Dark comedy, autobiographical
        • Nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
      • Based on autobiographical graphic novels of the same name
    • 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
    • Themes: Spirited Away
      • Coming of Age/Rite of Passage
      • Identity
        • Both individual and collective/cultural
    • Themes: Persepolis
      • Identity
        • Again, both individual and cultural
      • Culture Clash
      • Politics (Iranian Revolution)
    • 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
    • Common Theme: Guiding Figures
      • Spirited Away
        • Haku
        • Kamajii
      • Persepolis
        • Marjane’s grandmother
        • Uncle Anoosh
        • God and Karl Marx
    • Animation: Spirited Away
    • Animation: Persepolis
    • 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
    • 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.