Sharing a house with the never-ending man : 15 years at Studio Ghibli / Steve Alpert2 available
PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor
PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction
- 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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- "An American's unique behind-the-scenes look at Japanese business and how the animated films of Hayao Miyazaki were introduced to the world. This highly entertaining business memoir describes what it was like to work for Japan's premiere animation studio, Studio Ghibli, and its reigning genius Hayao Miyazaki. Steve Alpert, a Japanese-speaking American, was the 'resident foreigner' in the offices of Ghibli and its parent Tokuma Shoten and played a central role when Miyazaki's films were starting to take off in international markets. Alpert describes hauling heavy film canisters of Princess Mononoke to Russia and California, experiencing a screaming Harvey Weinstein, dealing with Disney marketers, and then triumphantly attending glittering galas celebrating the Oscar-winning Spirited Away. As the lone gaijin (foreigner) in a demanding company run by some of the most famous and influential people in modern Japan, Steve Alpert tackles his own challenges of language and culture."--From back cover.
- Sutajio Jiburi, Kabushiki Kaisha.
- Alpert, Steve (Executive)
- Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941-
- Animated films -- Japan -- History.
- Animation (Cinematography) -- Japan -- History.
- Executives -- Japan.
- Americans -- Japan.
- 9781611720570 (paperback)
- 1611720575 (paperback)