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Old 02. Dec 2011, 03:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It is one of the 'worst' movies I have ever seen ... there's no happy ending, it makes me cry, and I can't stop thinking about it. [Where's a crying smily when I need it?]

No other movie has given me so clear a picture of the hardship in Japan. I know the nation brought it upon itself with aggressive expansionism leading to massive warfare. Thank God the Allies didn't make the mistake of seeking retribution or 'Grave of the Fireflies' would have been more harrowing.
I guess thats what makes the animation such a beautiful one. An extremely beautiful yet sad anime; a definite gem to watch
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Old 03. Dec 2011, 09:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I guess thats what makes the animation such a beautiful one. An extremely beautiful yet sad anime; a definite gem to watch
Another Studio Ghibli animation by one of the founders.

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"Grave of the Fireflies" is an emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation. ... Recent animated features such as "The Lion King," "Princess Mononoke" and "The Iron Giant" have touched on more serious themes, and the "Toy Story" movies and classics like "Bambi" have had moments that moved some audience members to tears. But these films exist within safe confines; they inspire tears, but not grief. "Grave of the Fireflies" is a powerful dramatic film that happens to be animated, and I know what the critic Ernest Rister means when he compares it to "Schindler's List" and says, "It is the most profoundly human animated film I've ever seen."
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Yes, it's a cartoon, and the kids have eyes like saucers, but it belongs on any list of the greatest war films ever made.
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Old 11. Dec 2011, 09:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I've seen my fair share of this genre as well.
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