Hold on.

Howl grabs Sophie and the two fly

(over top of head)

They emerge above the rooftops.

hold on howl and sophie flying ephemera


(little pause)
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.

(open-mouthed gasp)

You’re a natural.

(happy closed-mouthed noise)

Sophie and Howl fly-walk over an outdoor café.

hold on sleeping howl ephemera

Howl bedridden. His cluttered room is filled with assorted toys, charms, and paraphernalia to ward off witches.

hold on howl posters ephemera

Film Poster No. 1 & No. 2

hold on howls castle ephemera

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

hold on howls castle sketch ephemera

pieces of a moving castle

hold on howls castle parts ephemera

like pieces of a movable heart

hold on howls castle wings ephemera

on sheets of a musical piece

hold on howls castle sketch pieces ephemera

how(l) you move me

Artwork © 2015 mooberrypies

hold on howls valentine ephemera

Happy Valentine’s Day ♥
Hold on tight!


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