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Hauro no ogoku shiro

Author: Hayao Miyazaki; Atsushi Okui; Joe Hisaishi
Publisher: Japan : Studio Ghibli, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videodisc   Visual material : Hebrew
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A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and is turned into an old woman who is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother's hat shop, she goes to the ambulatory castle of the notorious wizard Howl and insinuates herself into his household. Sophie befriends Calcifer, the fire demon who powers the castle and who is bound to Howl by a contract, the terms of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Named Person: Diana Wynne Jones
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hayao Miyazaki; Atsushi Okui; Joe Hisaishi
OCLC Number: 741215706
Language Note: Japanese; with Hebrew dubbing and subtitles.
Notes: Special features: the animation in the film "Howl's moving castle"; an interview with Diana Wynne Jones author of "Howl's moving castle"; a visit to Pixar; video clip 1; video clip 2.
Based on the novel: Howl's moving castle / by Diana Wynne Jones.
Credits: Photography: Atsuchi Okui.
Music: Joe Hisaishi.
Cast: Voices (Japanese): Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashuin, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mitsunori Isaki, Yo Oizumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Haruko Kato.
Voices (English): Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer, Josh Hutcherson, Billy Crystal.
Event notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.). : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Howl's moving castle
Responsibility: written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

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A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and is turned into an old woman who is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother's hat shop, she goes to the ambulatory castle of the notorious wizard Howl and insinuates herself into his household. Sophie befriends Calcifer, the fire demon who powers the castle and who is bound to Howl by a contract, the terms of which Calcifer cannot reveal. They promise to help each other with their problems. Like Calcifer, Howl can also see through the Witch's spell, and he and Sophie fall in love. Sophie helps Howl confront his former teacher, and the Witch of the Waste.

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