Review of Hayao Miyazaki’s Starting Point

In Part 1 of his 3-part review of Hayao Miyazaki’s book, Peter Tieryas looks at the early life of the pioneer animation director at Animation World Network.

“More and more as I read about Miyazaki life, I came to realize that his films were an extension of the joys he took in every day existence. Animation wasn’t just a job, wasn’t just a way of making money, but an expression of his personality. I think this is best summed up when he describes the key component of animation:

“The most important thing of all, it seems to me, is to have an interest in people, in how they live, and in how they interact with things.”

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