[DWJ] howl (film)
miri at home.se
Mon Nov 14 14:38:10 EST 2005
I saw it yesterday! I still think that the Swedish title (The Living
Castle) is a bit off the mark, but I did love the castle itself.
Jon Noble wrote:
>I too have just seen the movie, in my part of
>Australia it has only just opened, not sure how long
>it will be running for, but if it has finished in your
>part of the world the Showcase cinema in Newcastle has
>it on twice a day. I realy liked it - it was good not
>to expect it to be too like to the book. I am in two
>minds as to whether knowing the book is a help or
>hinderance in enjoying the movie. A help I think, as
>you can pick up on some minor points in the movie.
>--- Emma Comerford <emmaco at tpg.com.au> wrote:
>>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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