Howl grabs Sophie and the two fly
(over top of head)
They emerge above the rooftops.
Straighten your legs and start
(o.s., over their feet)
(lots of whimpers)
They begin walking through the air.
Not so hard, is it?
They walk down a roof.
You’re a natural.
(happy closed-mouthed noise)
Sophie and Howl fly-walk over an outdoor café.
Howl bedridden. His cluttered room is filled with assorted toys, charms, and paraphernalia to ward off witches.
Film Poster No. 1 & No. 2
Howl’s Moving Castle is set in a world conceived by the late 19th century European neo-futurist painters where magic and science co-exist. One day, a witch of the wasteland puts an 18-year-old girl named Sophie under a spell, turning her into a 90-year-old lady. The aged Sophie encounters the wizard Howl. She begins her strange life with Howl at his castle, the formidable walking fortress.
Excerpts: Howl’s Moving Castle: Final Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki
Photos: The Art of Howl’s Moving Castle: A Film by Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli Library
pieces of a moving castle
like pieces of a movable heart
on sheets of a musical piece
how(l) you move me
Artwork © 2015 mooberrypies
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