Originally Posted by jonglover
How about recommending some anime for a film snob that's pretty skeptical about most animu?
At this point, if it hasn't already been brought to your attention, you need to dig in with the following two directors.Hayao Miyazaki
Howl's Moving CastleSatoshi Kon
Millenium Actress, Perfect Blue, Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent
I don't think you can be a "serious film snob" without giving Anime a fair shake. A lot of it, like "regular' live action movies - is crap. Some of it is transcendent. It is up to you, as a connoisseur, to sift through the chaff to find the wheat, as it were. Writing off Anime as a wholesale waste of time would be as shortsighted as writing off musicals, for example.
Though I am not such a huge fan of musicals myself, there would be no Singing In The Rain, The Wizard Of Oz, The Sound Of Music, Duck Soup, The Blues Brothers, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, West Side Story, or Grease.
Imagine if your preconceived notions of that genre were limited to Xanadu
, From Justin To Kelly
, and Cool As Ice