Friday, September 25, 2009

Hayao Miyazaki on boys and men

From an interview in the September 2009 issue of Empire magazine:

A male is recognized as an adult when he has a job, an occupation. For a woman, her physical presence itself makes her a character, but a man needs to have this social occupation or some kind of status, or some kind of fate-something you can't see. . . . I wish I could make another film with an eight or nine year-old boy hero. Boys, they sometimes end up with a tragic existence in this world. It's a very hard, tough place for boys to live now. (p .116)
I wish he would have elaborated a bit more on this. To what is he alluding?

Miyazaki links:
The Hayao Miyazaki Web //
Midnight Eye interview: Hayao Miyazaki
Celebrity Chat: filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki
Ghibli World
Online Ghibli

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