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Beth Cary,Frederik L. Schodt,Hayao Miyazaki
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STARTING POINT: 1979-1996 is not just a chronicle of the life of a man whose own dreams have come true, it is a tribute to the power . Miyazaki, Hayao (2009). Starting Point: 1979–1996. Beth Cary and Frederik L. Schodt, trans. Foreword by John Lasseter. San Francisco: VIZ Media.

STARTING POINT: 1979-1996 is not just a chronicle of the life of a man whose own dreams have come true, it is a tribute to the power o. .Издательство: "VIZ Media LLC" (2009). Формат: 150x230, 472 стр. Hayao Miyazaki. January 5, 1941 (1941-01-05) (age 70) Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan. Miyazaki, Hayao (1996). Shuppatsuten, 1979–1996 (出発点-1979~1996?). Tokyo: Studio Ghibli, In. Hatsubai Tokuma Shoten.

Title: Starting Point: 1979-1996 Author: Hayao Miyazaki Publisher: Viz . Starting Point is an essential book for Westerns to understand Miyazaki.

Title: Starting Point: 1979-1996 Author: Hayao Miyazaki Publisher: Viz Media Pub date: August 5, 2009 500 pages, ISBN: 978-1421505947 Translated from the Japanese original. This really is the first anthology to seriously explore the man and his art, to really dig deep into his insights, his worldview, his history. The translation is quite good (Beth Cary and Frederik L. Schodt are listed as translators).

STARTING POINT: 1979-1996 is not just a chronicle of the life of a man whose own .

STARTING POINT: 1979-1996 is not just a chronicle of the life of a man whose own dreams have come true, it is a tribute to the power of the moving image. In the first two decades of his career, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki laid the groundwork for his legendary movies. Starting Point is a collection of essays, interviews, and memoirs that go back to the roots of Miyazaki's childhood, the formulation of his theories of animation, and the founding of Studio Ghibli. Before directing such acclaimed films as Spirited Away, Miyazaki was just another salaried animator, but with a vision of his own.

Starting Point: 1979-1996 (paperback). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers.

Hayao Miyazaki, Beth Cary (Translator). Frederik L. Schodt (Translator). Starting Point is a memoir worth a read from anybody especially those seeking a career in the world of animation. R to L (Japanese Style). A hefty compilation of essays (both pictorial and prose), notes, concept sketches and interviews by (and with) Hayao Miyazaki. The works and thought process of Hayao Miyazaki's mind are inspiring all on their own. Through Hayao eye’s you get his view and ideas on the industry whether it be negative or positive.

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Compilation of essays by and interviews with Miyazaki. Includes some graphical essays, idea sketches, and an English translation of Dining in the Air. Also includes a humorous afterword by Isao Takahata. Does not include all the interviews and essays from the Japanese original. 発点 (Shuppatsu Ten) 580 pages. Starting Point 461 pages.

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Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most beloved animation directors

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most beloved animation directors. In 2005 he was awarded the Venice International Film Festival's Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement, and his Studio Ghibli received the festival's Osella Award for overall achievement in 2004.

R to L (Japanese Style). A hefty compilation of essays (both pictorial and prose), notes, concept sketches and interviews by (and with) Hayao Miyazaki. Arguably the most respected animation director in the world, Miyazaki is the genius behind "Howl's Moving Castle," Princess Mononoke" and the Academy Award-winning film, "Spirited Away."
  • Lonesome Orange Kid
I won't go into detail, as most of the other reviews here are pretty accurate. I have to say, this is one of the most valuable books I have ever purchased. If you aspire to be an animator or a filmmaker or a storyteller of any kind, you should definitely buy this book. It's so unbelievably amazing. I can't wait to finish it and get the 2nd book. Love it!

The only thing that saddens me is I thought the book would be filled with sketches and animations. But it isn't. It's mainly essays from animators. Which is great because the animators go into such detail about animation styles, how Miyasaki inspired them, how he inspired Disney, what makes a good animator, struggles,'s so so so detailed. It's truly a treasure.
  • post_name
Starting Point: 1979-1996 is an amazing book. It's a heavy read, with essays covering everything from Miyazaki's works, to philosophy and religion, Japanese economy and the life of an animator and so much more. I found it a contradictory, frustrating and often pessimistic read but also to be incredibly fascinating and honest. It adds a whole new dimension to the man we know in Miyazaki. He's a genius as an animator but it seems he must be a terribly unfulfilled person in real life (he missed much of his children's lives due to his workaholic attitude). The book could do with some more pictures and maybe more information on his Nausicaa manga but otherwise it's a brilliant, if not always a happy read. I hope Viz Media release the sequel - Turning Point: 1997-2008, sometime in the near future. Highly recommended for Miyazaki fans. 5/5
  • Hellmaster
I love it. It's a gorgeous compilation on essays and interviews from the master himself. This is not an artbook, don't expect pages full of sketches or anything like that, this is about the ideas, the tips, the process. Though it has short coloured comic in the middle, with a couple of pages from Miyasaki's sketchbook. From the first's pages you can find some beautiful gems, useful for any comic artists, writer, animator; it's an enlightening piece.
  • Tcaruieb
I attend more than a few director Q & A's at various film festival or Pacific Film Archive screenings. Inevitably someone asks the why, how, what-is-your theme, what-did-you-mean-by, what-do-you-want-us-think-when, why-did-this-character-do-that kind of question that directors and authors often decline to answer. Especially with respect to Totoro, both the film and manga versions of Nausicaa, Castle in the Sky, and Kiki, Miyazaki has addressed many such questions, sometimes in painstaking detail, in the decades of interviews and articles collected here. Though with room for error, readers can piece together Miyazaki's creative process and begin to understand how and why the characters he creates differ from those of any other animator. Offhand, I can think of only two works of similar scope and value: Bresson's Notes sur le cinematographe (Folio) (French Edition)(Folio: 1995) and Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast: Diary of a Film (Dover: 1972).
  • Manona
I bought Starting Point at the beginning of this year as material for a research paper I was writing on three of Hayao Miyazaki's films. Since then, I have read the entire thing and reread multiple portions of this extraordinary book. It became an invaluable resource for me as I wrote my paper, but it was also a very enjoyable and personal book. Over the course of the weeks it took me to finish it, I felt like I actually got to know Hayao Miyazaki. As I told several people, Starting Point is definitely the best book I have purchased in a very long time, and so far it is the best thing I have read this year. With all the wonderful essays, interviews, directorial memos, and even drawings it contains, I'm surprised there hasn't been more hype about it. It is an absolute must-read for any Miyazaki fan. I can't believe we had to wait more than fifteen years for this book to be translated and published in the United States (it was first published in Japan in 1996).

The book, which is nearly 500 pages long, has been divided into several parts and includes a foreword by John Lasseter (director of Toy Story) and an afterword by Isao Takahata (director of Grave of the Fireflies). The first part, entitled "On Creating Animation" is perhaps the most technical part of the book. Even though many of Miyazaki's thoughts on animation and film techniques were a bit over my head, I still enjoyed reading those chapters and thinking about them. Miyazaki's writing style is simple enough that I didn't feel swept away by too much jargon or overly-technical terms. For filmmakers and those interested in how animation works, this part of the book will be fascinating. The second part, called "On The Periphery of the Work" was similar to the previous section in that it contained chapters about animation techniques. However, Miyazaki mainly writes about his thoughts on various animated films. He also includes some very short essays like "The Tokyo I Love" that almost feel like journal entries. Part three, "People", is full of essays about individuals who have helped, inspired, and even irritated Miyazaki. Two of my favorites are "I Left Raising Our Children To My Wife" and "My Old Man's Back." These are both very vulnerable essays about some of the people closest to Miyazaki, and reading them almost brought tears to my eyes.

"A Story in Color" and part of "My Favorite Things" give the reader a short break from the text with a comic and some illustrations. "Dining in Midair" is a charming and sometimes amusing comic about the history of in-flight dining. Scrapbooks No. 1 - 3 in the beginning of "My Favorite Things" display some pictures of flying machines, tanks, and cars, and also a very short illustrated story called "I Want A Garden Like This." Then we are back to more essays for the remaining part of "Favorite Things." My favorite essay in this section is "My Random Thoughts Notebook Is My Hobby." This one made me laugh because I expected it to be an essay about Miyazaki's random thoughts notebook. However, it was simply a piece full of disjointed thoughts, memories, and observations.

"Planning Notes; Directorial Memoranda" was a nice inclusion and the directorial memos were fun to read. For those who want more details about some of their favorite Miyazaki films like Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, and Princess Mononoke, this section is for them. Although the memos are fairly short, I found them fascinating and enjoyable. However, for those who really want depth and insight into their favorite films, "Works" is the part to flip to. This section has a lot of information on Miyazaki's earlier works, like Lupin III, Future Boy Conan, and Panda! Go Panda! I had not heard of any of these before reading the book, but reading the chapter on Lupin was what convinced me to watch the film Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro, which was excellent. "Works" also has quite a few extensive chapters on Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, and Castle in the Sky. Miyazaki focuses on Nausicaä especially in several chapters, one of my favorites being an interview titled "Nature Is Both Generous and Ferocious."

All in all, this book was excellent and I am very pleased to have it in my library. I have heard rumors that Viz Media might be publishing Miyazaki's later book Turning Point: 1997 - 2008 soon, and I hope that is the case. Much as I enjoyed this book, I would love to read more about Miyazaki's later works like Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo. In the meantime, I plan to read this book over and over again, and I encourage anyone interested in Miyazaki's works (or even just interested in film and animation) to pick up a copy.
  • Mavegar
Essays by and interviews with the artist. This is a specialty item that would appeal mostly to fans of Miyazaki. There is a lot in here about what he was thinking and trying to achieve with each animation. It also gives some insight into how animation was done prior to use of graphics workstations and a perspective on Japanese manga. And a lot more.

Having read it cover-to-cover, it is probably better to start by reading chapters on topics of interest, then going back and for the rest. I found the first 70 pages unrewarding, and nearly gave up before reaching the "good stuff".