A Little Porco, A Little Rosso

Water Shot - Edited

Of late, I’ve had more time to work on my film music book manuscript. I’m now on chapter 33, which explores the wonders of Joe Hisaishi‘s score for Porco Rosso (1992). I’m a late-blooming fan of Studio Ghibli, but I’m here now, admiring it.

I could gaze in awe at the film’s Mediterranean landscapes forever. Visually and sonically, the film is like a warm, inviting Italian meal. Spaghetti and meatballs, gnocchi, or a margherita pizza. With a full-bodied red wine.

The featured picture for this entry depicts the waters off Martha’s Vineyard, but I edited the colors and softness to evoke the picturesque, daydream quality of Porco Rosso’s Mediterranean.

Raise your wine glass to Studio Ghibli!