Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Forgetting "Spirited Away"

Shortly after the film came out on DVD, my father came to visit me in Basel and gave me a DVD of Hayao Miyazaki's 2001 film "Spirited Away." Unfortunately, I couldn't watch it: my DVD player at the time could not read Zone 1 DVDs from North America. But a few years later, we finally got a DVD player that could read any DVD regardless of its region, and I finally watched it. So I was surprised when I just watched the film again on Netflix at how little I'd actually remembered of the film, except for the basic plot of the story and a few of its most haunting images. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 4 November)

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