Howls’ Moving Castle is a directorial venture of Hayao Miyazaki that shows not only the romantic side of human life but also a brutal shade of the human race. This Studio Ghibli venture came out on 20th November 2004 that runs for 119 minutes. The project has Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura and Akihiro Miwa in the prominent role.
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Howls’ Moving Castle is tuned by Joe Hisaishi, edited by Takeshi Seyama, and cinematographed by Atsushi Okui. TOTT would like to thank the production team wholeheartedly for making such a mesmerizingly awesome movie that stuns the audiences from the very first scene. Also, you can watch the flick on Netflix.
Studio Ghibli has established a pretty name in regards to the serene picturization that each of its flicks comes up with. Like all the noteworthy initiatives from the production house, Howls’ Moving Castle too brings us some amazing sequences rather, moments that make the movie worth watching several times. So, what beautiful and charming scenes or moments you can count on while enjoying this magical movie. Here we begin with…
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1. Howls’ Moving Castle
We get a smooth glimpse of this magical castle walking down the valley. Well, this alive castle sure knows how to hide from the battleships flying across. The castle seems surreal amidst the white clouds floating. Sure anybody would enjoy the sight. In addition, we can surely feel what Sophie felt right at the moment while enjoying the fascinating scene.
2. Howl Meets Sophie
Sophie on her way from Hatters falters upon some soldiers who flirt with her to her displeasure. Just then we find a handsome young man landing his hand over this young girl’s shoulder and saving the lady from those unwanted flirts. This scene sure gives everyone butterflies, right?
Well, there is more to the scene. We find they escape from the slimy shadow gang in a subtle seamless manner. They walk in the air and Howl escorts Sophie to her destination. The scene is very soft and gentle which sure gives the viewer a charming essence altogether.
3. Sophie Finds Herself As A Domestic Help In Howls’ Moving Castle
She self appoints herself as the cleaning lady and takes up the responsibility of cleaning the entire castle. However, as soon as Howl returns home after an unknown mission, he assists the lady with the breakfast chore. He slides in and takes up the frying pan from her hand which kind of felt soft. He then asks the old girl about the breakfast preparation to which Sophie happily helps.
Then when we find Howl going for another unknown mission, he smiles and asks Markl to make sure that the Cleaning lady should not get carried away. Another polite instance where Howl proved to be the charming lad who loves handling situations in a gentle way. In addition, this gave Sophie and the audience a sudden futter in their hearts.
4. Mrs. Pendragon
We then find Sophie disguising herself as Mrs. Pendragon Howl’s mother. Just at the doorway, Howl slides a ring to Sophie’s finger. It was another polite and charming instance that has the power to melt any strong stone heart. In addition, the whole picturization of her journey to the castle was enigmatic.
5. Howl Rescuing The Girls
She bravely visits the castle to meet Madame Sulliman and demands to let go of Howl for not taking part in the battle. We find Howl visiting the place disguised and rescuing Sophie along with the Witch of the Waste. He holds Sophie and takes her up, breaking the glass in that room. He then instructs the leading lady to take over and steer their way to the Howls’ Moving Castle, which she successfully executes.
6. Sophie Walking Herself To Injured Howl
Although this is just a dream sequence still stole a position in this countdown. We find, Sophie, entering Howl’s room. But the room somehow appears different. However, she manages to find injured Howl amidst the chaotic room interior. She declares her love for Howl, but he flies away, breaking Sophie’s dream.
7. Howl Changing The Howls’ Moving Castle
Since the members of the family significantly increased to make their stay comfortable, Howl alongside Calcifer changes the interior making everyone happy and warm.
8. Howl And Sophie In A Beautiful Land
Howl takes Sophie to a serene, mesmerizingly, awesome tranquil location which is Howl’s secret garden, where he asks Sophie to make this hidden gateway, home. It was so beautiful.
9. Howl Returns And The Union
After an unknown puzzling period of time, we find Howl returning home. Precisely speaking if it wasn’t Howl then the whole family would have attended a massive blow. He practically saved his team. Sophie runs and hugs her love. This very instance seemed so pure and much-awaited.
10. Calcifer Levels Up
After struggling enough through the intermingled situation, we find Sophie requesting Calcifer to do something, to which Calcifer asks to give him something to enhance the motive. Sophie offers her hair. After gulping down the entire stack, Calcifer muscles up and tries his level best to save the broken castle.
11. Sophie And Heen In The Past
Undoubtedly one of the iconic instances that Studio Ghibli styled wonderfully. We find Sophie with the noble assistance of the ring finds her way to the untold past of Calcifer and Howl. We see Howl offering Calcifer his heart. The whole picturization is breathtaking.
12. Howl Comes To Life
Well, obviously Howl being the lead of the movie is supposed to come back right? But the scene again gives you the much-awaited vibe, with Sophie waiting along with all the others in his family.
In the process, Calcifer too returns uniting the entire family.
Once again Howls’ Moving Castle is back in operation with each of the members living their life in tranquility and peace. We also see Sophie and Howl spending their time together which gives a satisfying and smiling end to this magical movie.
Well, these are the 12 stunning shots that captured TOTT’s heart. What about you? Let us know in the comment section down below.
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