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The Unofficial Guide to the Movies of Studio Ghibli

Michael Leader Jake Cunningham

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Welbeck Publishing Group
28 September 2021
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Based on the Ghibliotheque podcast, which leafs through the library of films from the world's greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli. A fully illustrated book that reviews each Studio Ghibli movie in turn, in the voice of expert and newcomer.

Will include details of production, release, themes, key scenes and general review as well as Ghibli-specific information. To be illustrated with stills and posters from each movie and (hopefully) portraits of directors, writers and creative team.
By:   Michael Leader, Jake Cunningham
Imprint:   Welbeck Publishing Group
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 237mm,  Width: 185mm, 
ISBN:   9781787396654
ISBN 10:   1787396657
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   28 September 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction - to the movies, the podcast and the reviewing team. Reviews - one chapter per movie: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Only Yesterday, Porco Rosso, Pom Poko, Whisper of the Heart, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbours the Yamadas, Spirited Away, The Cat Returns, Howl's Moving Castle, Tales From Earthsea, Ponyo, The Secret World of Arrietty, From Up on Poppy Hill, The Wind Rises, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There, Ocean Waves, Earwig and the Witch*. Filmography - with release dates, to include any other Studio Ghibli productions. *2021 release expected.

Michael Leader is a writer, broadcaster, podcaster and editor. He writes regularly forLittle White Lies andSight & Sound. He is Editorial Director of Film4 Online and he commissions the BBC Arts short-form essay strand, Inside Cinema. Michael hosts the Ghibliotheque and Truth & Movies podcasts, and has appeared on air on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 and the BBC World Service. He has hosted events at the BFI, the British Museum, the ICA, Somerset House and many cinemas. He lives in London.Jake Cunningham works on the Channel 4 short film programme Random Acts. As well as Ghibliotheque, he also hosts a podcast for Curzon Cinemas and is a contributor to theIndependent,Little White Lies and the BFI.

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