The Wind RisesDVD - 2014
"It is vigorous, subtle, thematically daring, visually gorgeous."--Time Magazine.
"The movie's a gorgeous, problematic anomaly in an illustrious career-a case of rapturous artistic blindness."--Boston Globe.
"Visually, The Wind Rises is a thing of sensual, contemplative poetry,"--Washington Post.
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The very loosely biographical story of the Japanese aircraft designer Jiro Horikoshi (1903-1982) who was involved with the Mitsubishi "Zero" fighter. The early 'romance' of aviation is presented as Jiro's dreams of the pioneering aviation designs of Italian Giovanni Caproni (1886-1957).
Overall, this movie could be categorized as a Romantic tragedy.
This animated movie is the fictional story of a young aeronautical engineer in Japan between the wars: his life and love. The main story line, is his struggle to become an engineer and to excel in that profession. There are a few dream sequences in which he meets his hero: a pioneer Italian aeronautical engineer.
He falls in love and eventually marries a young woman that he had helped many years previously. The relationship is very tragic because she has a terminal illness.
There is also tragedy in that his creations are used to destroy instead of help the world.
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