‘The Wind Rises’ Director Hayao Miyazaki Goes Out in a Blaze of Controversy – and Beauty

This story first appeared in OscarWrap: Director/Best Picture/Screenplay/Animation.

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most respected animators in history, with an Oscar for “Spirited Away” and a long list of admirers that includes Pixar’s John Lasseter. So when the Japanese anime legend announced that “The Wind Rises” would be his final film, his retirement figured to turn the release into an event. But the film has become something else, too: a flash point for the kind of controversy rarely whipped up by an animated feature.  Read More...



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