David Smedberg: FWIW, my comment about your "odd notion" was meant as tongue-in-cheek banter. To my mind, the extenuating circumstances for my barely veiled obscenity was not fasting (or sickness), but broadsides from Fox Business against the two best family films in the last year (i.e., The Muppets
), which, given my critical emphasis on family films, I take personally. If that doesn't cut it for you as sufficient explanation, then I apologize. I didn't mean to upset anyone, as as the dead horse is now thoroughly flogged I'm sure Arrietty
-related dialogue will resume.
P.S. Oops, I see I missed my window to make that clarification before Arrietty
-related discussion resumed.
FWIW, feedback from readers and listeners on Arrietty
has been overwhelmingly positive, but I did get one angry response from a grandmother who took her granddaughter to the film and was appalled that I had so strongly recommended a movie that endorses stealing.
I wrote a lengthy theological analysis that I will probably turn into a blog post.
Lastly, the brief appearance of the was a pleasant nod to the lead characters in an earlier Ghibli film, as well as a clever linking of 2 species disappearing from the land.
Oh, I missed that! I thought they were just raccoons
(I never even heard of the species you mention). I'm guessing that's because I've never seen Pom Poko
Edited by SDG, 26 February 2012 - 02:43 PM.