Mononoke hime dub premier

Susan B. Klein sbklein
Sat Sep 25 12:31:18 EDT 1999

Hi Folks --

Someone on the list recently mentioned _Mononoke hime_, so I thought I'd
forward this along. I got it off the DC Comics-Vertigo listserv -- they're
interested in it because the English dialogue was done by Neil Gaiman (BIG
name in graphic novels). Somewhere I have an URL to an interview with
Gaiman about his experience writing the English dialogue -- if I find it
I'll send that along too. 



This year's New York Film Festival will run from September 24 - October
10, 1999.  Tickets for the New York Film Festival will be sold to the
public starting at noon on Sunday Sept. 12 at Alice Tully Hall Box office.  
Hours at Tully Hall are 11-6 except Sunday which is 12-6.

Starting Sept 7, a limited number of tickets will be available for
purchase by phone through Centercharge: 212-721-6500, Mon-Sat 10-8; Sun
12-8.  There is a $5.50 per ticket handling charge when using
Centercharge. Most tickets are $14 except Opening and Closing nights which
are $30 and the Centerpiece which is $20.

Note:  Tickets for the Pietro Germi Retrospective and Views from the Avant
Garde are available at the Walter Reade Theater Box Office. Please see the
Walter Reade Box Office page.

Special Event: 
Japanese anime; that strain of Japanese animated film featuring
brilliantly colored, richly textured backgrounds, child-like heroes and
often fantastic, mythical storylines-reached astonishing new heights with
PRINCESS MONONOKE, directed by Japan's leading animator Hayao Miyazaki.  
Mining a treasure chest full of characters and themes from Japanese
folklore, the story begins as Ashitaka, the last young warrior of the
Emishi clan, is forced to kill a monster threatening his village. After
discovering that the beast was actually a forest god, whose death has
brought down a curse upon him, Ashitaka leaves his village to try to
discover who is transforming these gods into monsters-and in the process
upsetting the natural balance which has allowed humans to live in harmony
with both nature and the supernatural.  The English-language version to be
screened was adapted by Neil Gaiman, and features the voices of Billy
Crudup, Minnie Driver, Claire Danes, Billy Bob Thornton and Jada Pinkett.
135 minutes, Japan; 1997.  A Miramax Films Release.

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