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  • Member: BigshotSpike
  • Studio: Industrial House of Light and Morons
  • Title: Handling the Changes
  • Premiered: 2002-07-12
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  • Song:
    • Smashing Pumpkins Landslide
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  • Comments: I felt like doing something a little light but still with lots of heart. I wanted to make something sentimental and touching. Hopefully this video will realize my plans.
    It will have a very Spring/Summer feel to it since that's when the movie takes place. The editing in this video will be very simple but still up to my usual standards I hope.
    'Only Yesterday' is one of my favorite Ghibli movies. It has no loud gun fights , no car chases, no weird fantasy characters, no adolescent sight gags. The story telling is so pure and subtle. The story itself is relatively simple but executed in such a flawless manner that it keeps you highly entertained throughout. This film could have easily been a live-action movie, but it wouldn't measure up to the sensitivity and visual poetry that Ghibli puts into this movie. Everytime I watch this movie I can never point out any flaws. The methods of storytelling are nothing short of magical.

    For anyone who's unfamiliar with this song, here are the lyrics:

    I took my love and took it down
    I climbed a mountain, I turned around
    And I saw my reflection in a snow covered hill
    'til a landslide brought it down

    Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
    Can the child within my heart rise above?
    Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
    Can I handle the seasons of my life?

    Well, I've been afraid of changing cause I've
    Built my life around you
    Time makes you bolder
    Even children get older
    And I'm getting older, too
    I'm getting older, too

    I took my love and took it down
    I climbed a mountain, I turned around
    And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hill
    The landslide brought it down
    The landslide brought it down

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