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At age 72, he tackles a bold new project: The Wind Rises, his first film about a historical figure. In the episode “No Cheap Excuses,” Miyazaki grapples with his feelings about aging, and the meaning of making animated films in a turbulent time.
At age 72, he tackles a bold new project: The Wind Rises, his first film about a historical figure. In the episode “No Cheap Excuses,” Miyazaki grapples with his feelings about aging, and the meaning of making animated films in a turbulent time.

No Cheap Excuses

At age 72, Miyazaki takes on a new challenge - one that would become the highly-acclaimed 2013 film The Wind Rises, Miyazaki's first film about a historical figure. Bringing the film from concept to reality turns out to be a long and difficult journey. In the process, Miyazaki grapples with tough questions about issues such as aging, and the meaning of making animated films in a turbulent time.

Rating: 
TVG
Length: 
56 minutes
Closed Caption: 
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