Today's subject is the idea of a story filter or lens. Often utilized through genre, this idea is sometimes the very best method at getting to the heart of what your story is really about. So, let's explore that idea- but rather than through genre- through animation. And let's use the work of one of the of form's greatest contemporary directors as our example.

For educational purposes only.

Interview w/Roger Ebert on 'Grave of the Fireflies' -

Further Reading-
The Anime Machine by Thomas LaMarre -
AnimeLand w/Takahata -
Pile of Shame review of 'Hols, Prince of the Sun' by Justin Sevakis -