Hayao Miazaki is one of my favorite film makers. I love his fantasies and his art work. I love "Spirited Away." I love "My Neighbor the Totoro," and more. Yesterday we watched "Porco Rosso" about a flying ace who has been cursed and therefore looks like a pig. His vocation is fighting pirates. The scenes with aerial dogfights and other aerial adventures are marvelous. The plot is improbably and wonderful.
Miyazaki loves to show food scenes -- in this movie, the hero eats several meals with various people. Above, my favorite, is a spaghetti dinner cooked & served by a number of women at the aircraft factory where his plane is being renovated (including a new engine with the brand name "Ghibli" which happens to be the name of Miyazaki's film studio.) Fio, the granddaughter of the factory owner, who happens to be a very talented engineer and pilot, serves the spaghetti to her grandfather and Porco.
|At a seaside restaurant with Fio. Porco is a very sophisticated and talented pig, but has a sort of Humphrey-Bogart-character|
attitude towards only being for himself, no ideals. Very different from the pigs that appear in "Spirited Away."
|Jina, the woman that all the flying aces love. She also has a restaurant and|
bar and sings in French.