Ghibliotheque : The Unofficial Guide to the Movies of Studio Ghibli

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A complete and essential guide to the magical movies of Studio Ghibli.

Adapted from the acclaimed podcast, Ghibliotheque offers a well-balanced and highly informed critique of some of the greatest animated movies of all time, including Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Princess Mononoke.

From Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind to Earwig and the Witch, authors Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham review every Studio Ghibli feature film, providing insightful background information on how the films were made, and considered film-fan reactions to the works themselves. Beautifully illustrated with stills and posters, portraits of the creative team and the Studio itself, this is a comprehensive, engaging guide to the wonderfully complex, mysterious and entertaining worlds of the legendary, Oscar-winning animation company.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 185 x 237 x 22.86mm | 725.75g
  • Welbeck
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 clr and b&w photos
  • 1787396657
  • 9781787396654
  • 60,503

Table of contents

Introduction * Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind * Laputa: Castle in the Sky * Grave of the Fireflies * My Neighbor Totoro * Kiki's Delivery Service * Only Yesterday * Porco Rosso * Pom Poko * Ocean Waves * Whisper of the Heart * Princess Mononoke * My Neighbours the Yamadas * Spirited Away * The Cat Returns * Howl's Moving Castle * Tales From Earthsea * Ponyo * Arrietty * From Up on Poppy Hill * The Wind Rises * The Tale of Princess Kaguya * When Marnie Was There * The Red Turtle * Earwig and the Witch * Further Reading & Viewing.
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About Michael Leader

Michael Leader is a writer and broadcaster whose writing has appeared in Sight & Sound and Little White Lies, and whose voice has appeared on podcasts and radio ranging from Ghibliotheque and Truth & Movies to BBC Front Row and BBC Radio 5. At Little Dot Studios, he is a Senior Producer working on projects related to film and video games. For several years he was Editorial Director for Film4 Online, and he is now Commissioning Editor of the BBC Arts/iPlayer series Inside Cinema and Inside Games, for which he has written and produced short-form documentaries about, among other things, Studio Ghibli. He lives in London with his partner and a small child.

Jake Cunningham is a writer and producer working in film and audio. At Little Dot Studios he works across podcasts and video essay production with a focus on film. As well as Ghibliotheque, he has produced podcasts with Channel 4, Curzon Cinemas, and the British Independent Film Awards. He has appeared on air for the BBC World Service, and has written and voiced video essays for the BBC and Little White Lies. He has written about film for The I, BFI, NME and more. His first animated short film as writer and producer, made with BFI Network, will be released in 2021. He lives in London with his partner and a small dog.
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