Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Drove to Norwalk tonight to see "Howl's Moving Castle" at the Silver Cinemas. It's pretty shocking to find a movie theater with a $2 admission price.
"Howl's Moving Castle" is nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. It was made in Japan and was redubbed in English.
They got some pretty big names to provide their voice talents for this cartoon movie, like Blythe Danner, Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale and Billy Crystal. I guess a paycheck is a paycheck.
Though it's a Japanese movie all the characters are drawn Anglo. And the settings are old Europe. It's about a young wizard whose heart was stolen by a demon. He meets a young girl who falls for him and another wizard/demon turns the young girl into an old lady.
The young wizard, Howl, lives in a castle that walks around on legs. There's a dial next to the front door and you turn the dial to determine where you want to be when you open the front door.
I can't really say I "got" this film -- but I did "get" another checkmark on my Oscar nominations list.