Howl at Venice

minnow at minnow at
Sat Sep 11 07:22:14 EDT 2004

Jordan wondered:

>I just read the review and it said it is the strongest anti-war statement in
>the festival. Was the book anti-war because I didn't really pick that up? Just
>wondering if I missed some major aspect of it. Please clear this one up.

Miyazaki seems to have added a war to the original plot.  Don't let it
bother you, we already knew this wouldn't be a film that slavishly followed
every detail of the book.

The war between Ingary and Strangia happens after *Howl's Moving Castle*
and before *Castle in the Air*.


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