Hidden Meaning in Spirited Away (Miyazaki) – Earthling Cinema

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Wisecrack : Earthling Cinema is back on the airwaves! Which cinematic artifacts should Mr. Wormuloid probe next?

Josie O's : Saw it Clicked it Loved it

Nelv T : Awesome! One of my favourites!

Miranda Kelley : The running gag with you guys censoring chewing is honestly one of my favorite jokes on this show

Rapid Readers : Here's a challenge: Hidden Meaning in "the Room" by Tommy Wiseau

Andreia : I click anything Studio Ghibli related. 😂😂😂

Nelson Warner : For everyone who has heard the rumor that Spirited Away is about prostitution, I can tell you that it's not. I can speak Japanese and I tried looking for the source of this rumor in Japanese. All I got were some unreliable tabloids. As far as I can see, this is completely unsubstantiated beyond some faint lines you can draw with names/history, and articles make them seem a lot stronger case than it really is. Miyazaki has said in various interviews that he made Spirited Away because he wanted to make a film that 10 year old girls could watch. He talked about how it was a difficult time for them, but he found the movies that they watched to be mindless. You can listen to him talk about this in the behind the scenes on the DVD. If this is the case, then why would he make something about prostitution?

Reed Oka-MacLaren : Gotta watch this now before Miyazaki takes it down in a week

Kat Wolf : "This dream-boat, Haku"

hlutei lol : Is it bad that i kinda laughed on some parts of the video ??😂😂😂

Rishabh Parmar : Totally off topic.. Does anyone else think the new episodes of Rick and Morty don't quite feel like ... Rick and Morty?

Adam Dictated but not read Kadhim : Good how long I've waited for this.... And now that it's here, feels so good. Great Work Wisecrack Smartasses!

Her Highness : *comes in expecting stupid prostitution theory* *leaves with way more insight on a film i've been watching for the past 15 years* excellent, excellent analysis; great job.

24 Frames Of Nick : Thank you wisecrack for being such an inspiration for me and helping me understand film more clearly. You and the nerdwriter have helped my start my channel and I thank you for that.

JunielDE : Please do one on The Iron Giant , pleaseeeeeeeee!

Alex Voxel : After you did this I can die happily...

amanda easley : Oh this episode was great you guys! Keep up the great work!

The Death Star II : Can you do full metal jacket

S3ANoWAR : I just watched this for the first time earlier this week and this just came out this is so cool!

Arceus Lord of Creation : "An economic Boom, no offense" 😂😂😂

Andrew Tickel : If she had trouble trying to remember her parents why couldn't she just put a tag to mark them. If she couldn't remember her name why didn't she just write it down? I feel like this movie could have been solved with some pencil and some paper

Geon Quuin : The only complaint I have for every Earthling Cinema is how you violate the cover of the DVDs

Jacob Blais : Something not commented on that's certainly worth noting is the use of water and nature to depict the gap between the human and 'supernatural' world. A big idea in Japanese culture in the shinto belief in Gods existing in all living things. The water that ends up marooning Chihiro on the seemingly newly formed island represents her passage into the 'God' realm, and Kohaku's past existence as a river represents the Gods' places in nature. Another example is when Chihiro goes to the train station, she must use her wooden rowboat to traverse water once more. This usage of water, appearing to be the bridge or connection between humans and Gods, is perhaps meant to symbolize the close connection between us and the Gods. The usage of water in the bathing house to cleanse the spirit on his accumulation of material objects once again depicts water as a mystic beneficial force, natural to both humans and Gods, which purifies us from our perhaps consumeristic tendencies. Nature is the key to understanding shintoism as well as Japanese culture and influence in this movie.

Rodney Smithson : The Royal Tenenbaums ?? The Grand Budapest Hotel ?? Midnight in Paris ??

ぬらぬらりひよん : YAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS JUST YYYYYAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSS

3sr4 : FIIIINALLLY!!!!!!

Laurens Peek : What's with the censoring? Annoying! Also, emphasizing and being grossed out by an age difference between two kid characters that are in love with eachother, thus thinking about a sexual relationship between them, makes you the perv, not the characters themselves..

Woodman : Metric Ass Load. Ha ha ha

Naiuhz : Do Boku no Pico!

Nachelle Baylon : The more anime on this channel, the better it becomes.

Timothy.V Akinbile : Its true... he is the f***** man

sunshinendaisies : "Economic boom, no offense, none taken." 😂😂😂

plz007 : more black mirror plz

Fluxquark : The dubbed version looks like it's a lot harder to watch than the subbed one.

Vinvininhk : Last time I was this early, Hayao Mayazaki retired and then came out of retirement and then retired again and then came out of retirement and then retired again...

Asa Asura : 33 seconds I am so early 😂

Vincent Carter : u tried to be funny but it didnt work, no subscribe for you. Now, where is the other guy

Little Guy : Do the philosophy on Tokyo ghoul please!!!

nemo : "balance between economic prosperity and spiritual heritage"

Ryjoma : Actually the spirit realm was not modelled after Meiji, but after a town in Taiwan. I'm pretty sure at least.

Massimo Vianello : Lol why is it dubbed?

Aleks Mcallister : How did you fail to mention the overall metaphor of prostitution in the film? Chihiro being given a new name and forced to work after she finds herself lost and without anything, being forced to deal with disgusting customers by the matron of the establishment (whose name is also related to that of a brothel madame), and the name of the bathhouse is a reference to the old bathhouses in Japan which were basically whorehouses. Just surprised you didn't mention any of that.

Skygazer : Howl's moving castle next?

Martín Naranjo : So glad Earthling Cinema is back!! Really like this show!

eShank : Personally, I think Spirited away is kind of overrated but still good. My favorite would have to be Castle in the Sky or Howl's moving castle.

Syllence : I just finished watching the movie. WHAT WERE THE CHANCES?

Nachelle Baylon : I HAVE BEEN WAITING ON THIS SINCE I FOUND YOUR GLORIOUS CHANNEL AND YOU GUYS DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Thank you for giving justice (and good ol' Wisecrack humor) to the masterpiece that is Spirited Away.

The Batman : why it shouldn't be considered a over rated film??

kav : furst

Ethan Rummel : Miyazaki is the man, lets be honest. Any votes for his best movie? My favorite has always been Castle in the Sky