Arts and Humanities
9:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Sound on Film Podcast: The State of Comedy Television; Hayao Miyazaki's Last Film

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Our review of "The Wind Rises," the final film from legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki.

Plus, a an extended discussion on the future of television comedy, including Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers late night stints  so far, and a mystery project bringing together Mitch Hurwitz ("Arrested Development") and Dan Harmon ("Community").

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Discussion: Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and the future of TV Comedy (03:10)

A feature talk starting with initial thoughts on the latest iterations of "The Tonight Show" and "Late Night," then expanding to the health of NBC’s comedy slate at large, and rounding out with word of a mystery project united “Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz and “Community” creator Dan Harmon.

Review: "The Wind Rises" (38:00)

A look into the life of Japanese World War II fighter pilot designer Jiro Horikoshi, "The Wind Rises" is the last film from legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, whose previous work includes "Spirited Away," "Howl's Moving Castle," "Pongo" and many more.

The Japanese version of "The Wind Rises" includes star-studded voice cast we've never heard of, with an equally impressive English language cast for American ears, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Gucci, Mae Whitman, William H Macy, yes, Werner Herzog in an acting role, and more.

“The Wind Rises” Trailer

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Next time on Sound on Film: a season review of HBO’s “True Detective.”