[DWJ] Re: Howl movie vs. book Now with SPOILERS

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Sat May 20 17:23:25 EDT 2006



--- Paul Andinach <pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au> wrote:

> On Sat, 20 May 2006, Mwa wrote:
> 
> > Otter Perry wrote:
> 
> > > SPOILERS FOLLOW
> > >
> > > s
> > > p
> > > o
> > > i
> > > l
> > > e
> > > r
> > >
> > > s
> > > p
> > > a
> > > c
> > > e
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I found Sophie's age variations a little
> confusing and will have
> > > to watch the film again [which I'm planning to
> do with some
> > > frequency anyway] to figure out if I can make
> sense of them.
> 
> > Ah, well, me and my mum worked out that her age
> changes with her
> > love for Howl.
> 
> I don't think that works. Consider, for instance,
> the scene where Howl
> shows her around his patch of the Marshes, where she
> becomes younger
> and younger and then is suddenly old again in a
> moment when she
> realises that Howl's thinking of leaving.
> 
> My theory is that she's only old when she remembers
> to be. When she's
> happy, when she's living for the moment and not
> regretting the past or
> fearing the future, she becomes herself again.
> 
>
Exactly, she is young when she is so caught up in
something, so happy, she forgets to be old.

Jon - who is putting of buying the DVD until after our
European trip.

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