more on Gedo Senki (Earthsea anime)
- The "Tales of Earthsea" movie is now out in Japan and doing very
well, although reviews are apparently mixed. The general consensus
seems to be that it's very pretty but that as a director Miyazaki Jr.
is no Miyazaki. The newest issue of Anime Insider magazine (#37, Oct.
2007, pages 10-11) mentions Le Guin's disappointment in the results
(although she admits it's better than that Sci-Fi Channel horror) and
includes some interesting background. Turns out Miyazaki himself
approached her some twenty years ago about making an Earthsea film
and she turned him down, having never heard of him at the time. A few
years ago she changed her mind and contact Studio Ghibli, but by then
Miyazaki, who keeps talking about how he's going to retire, wasn't
interested in doing it himself. Too bad; a missed opportunity.
The film won't be out over here until 2009 at the earliest, but
yesterday I saw an elaborate artbook at an import store, and what I
suspect is a "making of" book (neither of which I could examine
because they were shrinkwrapped).
Also recently heard the cd-single of the theme song, which I found
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>The "Tales of Earthsea" movie is now out in Japan and doing veryThanks for the info, John. I'm a big Miyazaki (Sr.) fan myself, and I'm very much looking forward to this, even with the lukewarm reviews.
>well, although reviews are apparently mixed. The general consensus
>seems to be that it's very pretty but that as a director Miyazaki Jr.
>is no Miyazaki. ...
> The film won't be out over here until 2009 at the earliest....
>Also recently heard the cd-single of the theme song, which I found
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- Thanks for the information, Olaf.
GRRM is also a gamer (heh, heh!) I also saw the Game book for the d20 RPG
system, though didn't dare pick it up; I'm afraid it would stick to my
hands, and I'd leave the store with it, after it made a considerable hole in
my budget. Hard enough putting down the book on the artwork. (PB of # 4
coming out; alas, I really preferred the covers on the earlier editions.
Much richer.) ---djb
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From: "Olaf Keith" <keith@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 2:15 PM
Subject: [mythsoc] Re: Art book on George R. R. Martin
> A lot of the artwork in the book comes from the Collectible Card Game
> A GAME OF THRONES which is published by Fantasy Flight Games. So,
> there are literally hundreds of paintings about Martin's world. There
> is some outstanding art in this book (amongst others the pieces by
> Michael Kormack or John Howe), but there is also some quite dreadful
> artwork in there.
> Next year there will even be a calendar with ASOIAF artwork produced
> by FFG and there will also be a Companion book to the world coming
> from Bantam some time after A DANCE WITH DRAGONS is out (written by
> Martin and two of his most faithful fans who also run the westeros.org
> Martin also has a new children's book out now called THE ICE DRAGON
> with beautiful illustrations by Yvonne Gilbert.
> The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org
> Yahoo! Groups Links
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