In this episode, Emma and Grace discuss whether Porco Rosso complicates the idealized Europe often found in Ghibli films, the strong ladies who are definitely not moms, and the film’s interest in an inevitable turn of history that will consume all the characters. Come for our disdain for libertarianism, stay for the seaplane full of schoolgirls and pirates.
Side note: The theorist that Grace talks about is Theodor Adorno, of the Frankfurt school. Max Weber is an earlier sociologist, who the Frankfort school studied and analyzed.
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