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People Love to Stay In Suspense
On the 14th of July, The fans of the Studio Ghibli and master filmmaker Mr. Hayao Miyazaki in å of his upcoming movie “How Do You Live ?” had created a huge crowd in front of the theatre to view his final film.
The film was planned to released without any promotion as it was already pointed out by Mr. Miyazaki despite the poster and the name of his upcoming film and the fans thought it sufficient to show up at the Toho Cinema in the Kabukicho district of Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward.
By 7 A.M. a huge line of moviegoers was formed as was showing growth by every passing minute at the theatre which was a clear gesture of love and curiosity towards the final film of the director of visual spectacles like “Spirited Away”, “My Neighbour Totoro”, “Howl’s Moving Castle”
A longtime fan of Studio Ghibli named Moegi (first name for the reasons of privacy) as she was carrying Studio Ghibli’s Tote Bag said that she decided to take a day off from her work only to see the film.
Many of the audience in line said that they cherish the chance of watching the movie without having any prior knowledge about it which has sparked their curiosity towards the film and indeed are happy to stay in suspense.
The Inspiration Behind Mr. Miyazaki’s Final Film
Mr. Miyazaki has said that his latest film would be the farewell letter to his grandson as pointed out by Mr. Suzuki and it is based on a 1937 novel. The novel had a very special impact on the director when we was a child.
Reminiscing about his childhood, Mr. Toshio Suzuki, the Co-Founder and the President of Studio Ghibli said they only got “a poster and a title” while they had the joy to imagine what the movie would be about.
Once the spectators were inside the theatre, they started to line up in front of the Studio Ghibli themed gift shop that occupied less than half of the shelf that put postcards, plastic folder and movie posters in sale.
For Ethan Williams, who is a tourist that came from Los Angeles, said that he sat through purely in awe despite not having the subtitles as it was an opportunity that was too good to pass on.
Though the person was not able to understand what the characters were saying but he “loved the vibes” and the movie had a bunch of homages of his past films and his legacy.
The 25 year old from Los Angeles, who was writing a thesis on Mr. Miyazaki appreciated the decision of not putting the audience under any shed of expectation and he thought it to be a very potent tool for pulling the audience on the story.