[DWJ] howl (film)
emmaco at tpg.com.au
Sat Nov 12 17:37:33 EST 2005
After leaving the country on the very day Howl was finally released in
Australia, I returned to find most cinemas had finished their run of it!
But fortunately I found a cinema showing it last week (adults at children's
prices too, so it was a bargain).
I really enjoyed it, much more than I expected to. I think being warned to
treat it as a separate entity from the book helped, as I wasn't thrown by
the differences and appreciated the similarities more. It's such a pretty
movie! I especially thought Howl was lovely. Calcifer was one of the
characters I enjoyed least - he just looked too orange and see-through, and
sounded too brash.
Like Jennifer (I think) pointed out in an earlier post, I didn't really
understand what Madame Suliman was doing, and admit I couldn't really
figure out the war. But that just means I'll have to watch it again when
it comes out on DVD!
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