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Sunday, November 10, 2002

OH, TO BE SPIRITED AWAY
what's in a name?
I just saw "Spirited Away" a couple of days ago. I enjoyed it a lot. It was a fun, creative fantasy. A very un-Disneylike film from Disney, which is only right since Disney only imported this Japanese production and made a few modifications in the translation.

I especially liked the artists' portrayal of dragons. Instead of the reptilian creatures we usually see, they were depicted here as fur-covered beasts, still fearsome (maybe even more so) and even more other-worldly.