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Hayao Miyazaki: 10 Years with the Master

No Cheap Excuses

At age 72, Miyazaki takes on a new challenge — one that would become the highly-acclaimed 2013 film "The Wind Rises," Miyazaki's first film about a historical figure. Bringing the film from concept to reality turns out to be a long and difficult journey. In the process, Miyazaki grapples with tough questions about issues such as aging, and the meaning of making animated films in a turbulent time.

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Goro Miyazaki drawing a character from the film "From Up the Poppy Hill" | "Hayao Miyazaki: 10 Years with the Master - Go Ahead - Threaten Me"
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Hayao Miyazaki: 10 Years with the Master

Go Ahead - Threaten Me

Sparks begin to fly as Miyazaki and his son Goro, an up-and-coming director, work on the 2011 film "From Up on Poppy Hill." In the final stretch, a massive earthquake and nuclear disaster rock Japan and leave the team in shock.
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Hayao Miyazaki: 10 Years with the Master

Drawing What's Real

As Miyazaki dreams up characters and plot lines for Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, he delves into memories of his late mother for a thread to weave the story. "Movies show who you are," Miyazaki says, "no matter how hard you try to hide it."
Hayao Miyazaki looks down at a piece of paper in his hand on a desk. | "Hayao Miyazaki: 10 Years with the Master - Ponyo is Here"
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Hayao Miyazaki: 10 Years with the Master

Ponyo Is Here

Hayao Miyazaki dreams up characters and plot lines for what would become his 2008 blockbuster, "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea." Miyazaki explores the limits of his physical ability and imagination to conjure memorable protagonists.
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