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Friday, 9 September 2011

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Yoshifumi Kondô

Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Shizuku: I'm no man's burden! I want to be of use! 

Hiroyuki Morita

The Cat Returns (2002)
The Baron: If you find yourself troubled by something mysterious or a problem that's had to solve, there's a place you can go where you always find help. You just need to look for it. 

Friday, 2 September 2011

Isao Takahata

My Neighbours the Yamadas (1999)
Life, as they say, has its ups and downs. At times, the waves may taunt you, tossing you in their swells. But take heart. It's hard to stick with it and make it on your own. But even a couple of losers can survive most things if they're together. So listen, take some advice and have children as soon as you can. Children are the best reasons for riding out life's storms. Nowadays, people say child-rearing is challenging and difficult, but we've done it from time immemorial. Children grow even without parents. So hold them close to your heart as they crawl, then walk. They'll be fine.