Ep 17 - Howl's Moving Castle: The Heroism of Domesticity in a Weird World at War
Join us for a discussion about the weirdness that is Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle with William Morris, author of The Darkest Abyss: Strange Mormon Stories, and Ivan Wolfe, who throws trees for fun. We talk about the contrast between the book and the movie and why this movie's weirdness makes it a great anti-war film. We also talk about the uniqueness of a movie that focuses on housework as heroism, losing yourself in service, and the importance of commitment. Fry up some bacon on your local fire demon and listen to this great discussion.
Our Ratings: Content: Celestial Artistic Merit: 4 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 5 apricots
Liz - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
Carl - Tales of the Jedi (Disney+)
William - The White Mosque by Sofia Samatar; The Cunning Man and The Jupiter Knife by D.J. Butler and Aaron Michael Ritchey
Ivan: The Shadow: "The Golden Vulture" and "Crime, Insured"
The novel: Howl's Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones
The Tough Guide to Fantasy Land by Dianna Wynne Jones
Dark Lord of Derkholm by Dianna Wynne Jones
That Wilfred Owen poem Liz couldn't think of in the moment: Dulce et Decorum Est
The Darkest Abyss: Strange Mormon Stories by William Morris
Liberating Form: Mormon Essays on Religion and Literature by Marden J Clark
BYU Idaho Radio interview with Liz and Carl
A related essay from LDSPMA:
The Lady and the Map of Sorrow: How Stories can Offer Direction in Dark Times
William: Twitter: @MotleyVision, motleyvision.org, The Darkest Abyss: Strange Mormon Stories
Carl - FB: Carl Cranney; Twitter: @CarlCranney
Liz - lizbusby.com
Video & audio editing by Liz Busby
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