Friday, January 30, 2015

In Asphalt, Nitrous, and Rubber

A new year means a new project to work through when I’m not caressing creative work, a survey to undertake and reflect upon. What shall this survey be? Perhaps I ought go to the other end of the spectrum from Miyazaki, eh? In this age of ultra-franchise, mayhap I should look to one of those? And perchance it should be one I love, and yet many who know me find that love confusing? Yes, you are cordially invited to join my ridiculous, longwinded study of The Fasts and the Furiouses.

Monday, January 5, 2015

In Sea, Plain, and Sky: The Wind Rises (2013)

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers.”