Mononoke aftermath

Aaron Gerow gerow
Fri Jan 14 23:33:41 EST 2000

It seems that the American run of Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke is mostly 
over and I was wondering what people thought of what happened.  When the 
film was released, there were discussions about problems in the release 
strategy, but what do people think now?  In the end, it seems the film 
ended up with about $2.2 million in grosses, much less than even Shall We 
Dance? earned.  Still, the film got very good reviews and there was good 
fan response. St.Paul/Minneapolis was apparently a test market. What 
happened there?

And for those of us not in the States, what kind of discussions went on 
over the film?  The following informative books were published in 
conjunction with the release:

Hayao Miyazaki : Master of Japanese Animation : Films, Themes, Artistry 
by Helen McCarthy 
Paperback - 220 pages (September 1999) 
Stone Bridge Press; ISBN: 1880656418 

The Princess Mononoke : The Art and Making of Japan's Most Popular Film 
of All Time 
Hardcover (October 1, 1999) 
Talk Miramax Books; ISBN: 0786866098

Any comments on these?  Anyone see any articles they liked?  Can anyone 
talk about the themes, shape, and nature of the discourse on Miyazaki?

Just curious...

Aaron Gerow
Yokohama National University
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