However, I can't even really say why. It's somewhat like "My Neighbor Totoro" you simply like it on emotional level, and it's pointless to rationalize why.
Lucky-7 wrote:Overanalyzing a show like mushishi only robs you of it's whimsical charms.
mrharvest wrote:Lucky-7 wrote:Overanalyzing a show like mushishi only robs you of it's whimsical charms.
Absolutely. But I'm saying it can be done. It can be taken dissected just as you can take apart a radio to see how it works. It's academic interest on my part.
KunJinky wrote:But you also run the risk of ignoring gestalt value, provided it has it.
mrharvest wrote: Anime (like any other narrative medium) isn't magic. It's a deliberately built product made to do what it does (although in some cases better than in others).
mrharvest wrote:...I tend to personally believe that art can contain an invisible quality, call it soul or spirit or magic, which gets rubbed onto it from the people who make it...
mrharvest wrote:... for instance a tree at a museum is art but a tree in the forest is not. If an artist takes a tree and puts it on exhibit at a museum we can talk about the intertextual crosstalk of trees, culture and civilisation (without trees we wouldn't have museums, probably), we can point at the Ozymandias effect (the tree was old, now it is dead and "gone" although paradoxically more people will hear of it than if it was still in a forest), ....
mrharvest wrote:...*That said, I personally think that Miyazaki these days is repeating his one successful formula. He knows how to make that one genre, that one thing, he gets paid to do it (both in money and in social pressure) and he does it.
cheesecake wrote:Slayers. I haven't seen it for a long time though. Wonder if they have any new ones yet...
uchihashinobi wrote:well I was just wondering how far we could take it if we did it together
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