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Old 28-01-2007, 12:22 PM   #1   [permalink]
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Millennium Actress

I wasn't sure what this anime movie would look like, but overall I give it a thumbs up. Has anyone else seen this one?

The basic story-line involves a retired movie actress named Chiyoko Fujiwara. Her old studio, which she helped keep in business, is closing after 70 years. This inspires a pair of filmmakers to make a documentary of her life. Now a recluse, Chiyoko grants them an interview. It turns out that her sole motivation for acting was to hopefully someday be reunited with an unnamed artist she met as a child and with whom she is in love.

The narrative mixes fantasy and reality. Chiyoko's films all seem to mirror her true life story. There is action, but mostly this is a good romance.

The DVD does not have an English soundtrack, so you have to listen to the original Japanese dub with subtitles. This makes no difference to me, just as long as the subtitles are accurate.

Check this one out if you haven't seen it before.
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Old 29-01-2007, 08:25 AM   #2   [permalink]
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I've been lucky to see it a couple times at the cinema and I own the uber LE jap DVD release with all that lovely swag. My favourite piece of work by Sato Kon and my favourite anime feature, one of my all time favourite movies actually. Just love it
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One question -- Who was that old woman who Chiyoko kept seeing? You know, the one who said she hated her and loved her? At first I thought it might be Chiyoko herself at age 90 or so. But obviously, that could not be. (An explanation would be a spoiler.)
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MrBS,

did you get the thermo-chromatic box?
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yep, I believe I've mentioned it before but I had the thing for months without getting it to change thinking it was some bogus rumour... then summer came and it lit up like a Christmas tree
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:52 PM   #6   [permalink]
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yep, I believe I've mentioned it before but I had the thing for months without getting it to change thinking it was some bogus rumour... then summer came and it lit up like a Christmas tree
And this is related to Millennium Actress because. . . ?
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Because the Limited Edition Box Set had a box which changed colour with temperature (a.k.a. "Thermo-chromatic"), a dazzling effect which complements the fantastic movie
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