Title: The Art of Porco Rosso
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Book Condition: New
Original illustrations from the Studio Ghibli film, Porco Rosso. Num Pages: 208 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: FXA. Category: (Y) Teenage / Young Adult. Dimension: 215 x 303 x 22. Weight in Grams: 1254. . 2005. 1st Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781591167044
Synopsis: In early 1930's era Italy, bounty hunters and high flyers of all sorts rule the skies. The most cunning and skilled of these pilots is Porco Rosso, a man cursed with the head of a pig after watching the spirits of the pilots killed in the last air battle he fought in rise to the heavens. He now makes a living taking jobs, such as rescuing those kidnapped by air pirates. Donald Curtis, Porco's rival in the air and in catching the affections of women, provides a constant challenge to the hero, culminating in a hilarious, action-packed finale.
About the Author: Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most beloved animation directors. In 2005 he was awarded the Venice International Film Festival's Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement, and his Studio Ghibli received the festival's Osella Award for overall achievement in 2004. Miyazaki's films include Spirited Away, winner of the 2002 Academy AwardÂ® for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo, all of which have received great acclaim in the U.S. Miyazaki's other achievements include the highly regarded manga series NausicaÃ¤ of the Valley of the Wind and Starting Point: 1979-1996, a collection of essays, interviews, and memoirs that chronicle his early career and the development of his theories of animation. Both are published in English by VIZ Media. "
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