Howl’s moving castle – Colmar – Miyasaki
The tower in the middle is the same.
" The film is located in a fantastical nation somewhat reminiscent of pre-World War I Alsace. Indeed, many buildings in the town are identical to actual buildings in the Alsatian town of Colmar, which Miyazaki acknowledged as the inspiration for its setting."
BEYOND THE HAZE
Prod. Co.: Nightshade Productions
The story focuses on the complexity of human
relationships and the continuity of human
emotion through changes over time, in social
structure and attitude. A supplementary theme
of Bangledashi culture and heritage underlies it.
BEYOND THE STAGE
Prod. Co.: TV Hamilton – Cable 14
BHOPAL: The Search for Justice
Prod. Co.: White Pine Pictures/NFB
The horrific gas leak at Union Carbide imposed a
“chemical trespass” of the human body that
demands greater regulation by governments and
responsibility from multinational corporations.
BHP NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
Prod. Co.: Omni Video Productions
The Broken Hill Proprietary Co. Ltd. (BHP) is
developing a diamond exploration site in Canada’s
NWT. Environment and employment issues are
examined in relation to mining development.
Documentary Short Subject
Prod. Co.: CBC
The aftermath of Walkerton: Deadly e-coli takes
lives and people’s health and for the longest time
the finger of suspicion was being pointed at one
farm, the farm owned by David and Caroline
Biesenthal. It’s taken quite a toll – here is their
Prod. Co.: Artizan Productions Inc
The Big “V” offers a unique, honest, and vulnerable
look into the personal lives of 14 modern day
virgins ranging in age from 18-61.
BIG CHARADE, THE
Prod. Co: Big Ben Pictures Inc.
A young farm boy with a gift for the game
‘charades’ delves into the seedy charading
underworld in search of his father’s killer.
Documentary General Subject
Prod. Co.: The May Street Group/Lost Dog
Big Dance tells the story of a dance troupe of
large women who overcame fear and prejudice
as they make their way into the limelight of
performance. Along the way they astonish
themselves, audiences and the dance community
as they dispel society’s barriers and stereotypes.
BIG DEAL, SO WHAT
Prod. Co.: Susan C. Rynard Inc.
Big Deal, So What is a deceptively simple look
at the social dislocation of Rachel, a sceptical
teen. The film is created from a series of
episodes, subtle moments that arise from nonevents.
BIG DIG, THE
Prod. Co.: Dacian Productions Inc.
The “Big Dig” is the story of Regina’s Wascana
Lake Deepening project which took place in the
dead of winter from December 2003 – March
2004. A mass of labour, heavy equipment, and
mass excavators stormed into Regina and
captured the city’s imagination. In every kind of
weather, day or night, people could be found,
lining the shores of Wascana Lake, watching the
equipment work. The job was virtually a deep
pit mining operation in the middle of a city.
When the work began, nobody knew quite what
Anneli Ekborn & Michael Gelfand
A bittersweet battle of wills develops between
nine-year-old Josephine and her mother’s new
boyfriend in this poignant tale of modern family
Prod. Co.: Pogo Productions
Theo Leon is cursed with a rare medical
condition – a heart which is too big. This
physical abnormality has manifested itself in the
oversized emotions of its victim who, medically
and metaphorically, will eventually surrender to
the inevitable destiny of his big heart.
Prod. Co: Productions Jeux d’Ombres
Jack, a widower and retiree gambles daily at the
run-down Lucky Star casino. When two young
factory workers start to harass him, Magda,
another lonely gambler, comes to his defence
and a connection is forged between them.
BIG PICKLE, THE
Prod. Co.: Buffalo Gal Pictures/Under the
Jimmy’s always dreamed of moving to the city
and making it big, but he could just never leave
us all behind, what with Little Pete pregnant
and all… so one day, Jimmy got an idea how to
bring the city to him.
BIG SHOES TO FILL
Prod. Co.: Michelle Porter
Jim Norton is a serious lawyer who is slowly
turning into a clown. Try as he might to fight it,
Jim is forced to accept the funny side of life.
This absurd story is a celebration of the great
A lost chapter of Canadian history is discovered
while ‘Big Sugar’ explores the dark past of 18th
century sugar plantations and reveals the
political power of today’s reigning sugar cartels.
BIG THING, THE
Prod. Co.: Cineman Films Inc
The history books are wrong: in 1889 Lucifer
and the archangel Michael romped around
Paris, succeeded in ending the world, and had a
BIGGEST LITTLE TICKET, THE
Prod. Co.: Lyric Film & Video Inc.
A magic ticket takes a young girl on an
adventure to an enchanted theatre where she
meets a Troll, a Dragon, and is treated to a
concert by Fred Penner, Bob Munsch,
Rockapelle & more.
Howl’s Moving Castle.
We spent Thursday afternoon in Downtown Vancouver’s oddest entertainment/shopping destination, Tinsel Town.
This is part of the Howl’s Moving Castle poster outside the theatre. Beautiful movie, if a little uneven for Miyazaki.
Still, I’ll take 100 of his off days to almost anybody’s masterwork anytime.
Sometimes, when I’m having a bad hair day, I cover myself with slime and summon dark spirits, too.