Sunday, July 19, 2009

Spirited Away

I watched the Japanese anime film Spirited Away yesterday. It tells the story of a ten-year old girl who becomes trapped in a world of spirits and gods. I was fascinated by how the film captured many of the thematic elements of fairy tales from all different cultures.

Many nations have stories about young girls who are imprisoned by a supernatural oppressor and who are forced to perform impossible tasks, yet who receive supernatural assistance from a fairy guardian.

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