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The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

I just watched this on cable. If you are interested in movies on engineering, I strongly recommend this.


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I have found these "mocumentorys" make a lot of mistakes, but; I often watch them for the visuals . Keep in mind some ignorant liberal arts majors wrote the scripts, produced, and directed them.

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The Wind Rises is an animated cartoon about Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of Mitsubishi fighter planes during WWII. I don't know how well they understood the engineering, and I don't know how carefully they researched Jiro Horikoshi. The story is fictionalized quite a bit, according to Wikipedia.

There is an interesting discussion about what happens to our stuff after we design it.


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The movie discusses it.


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I don't see the movie link, either... but I'm getting used to not seeing pictures and such that people include in their posts. Company filter is my guess.

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What link?

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)

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There is lots of stuff on the internet about this movie. You can search on Jiro Horikoshi, Mitsubisihi A5M, and Mitsubishi A6M will do it. The only thing that is hard to find is the movie itself. It got positive reviews, but it disappeared from the theatres here in Toronto in about a week. I watched it on a pay per view channel.


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I enjoyed the movie, particularly the animation. I wouldn't say it's particularly about engineering. It's about someone who happens to be an engineer.

His autobiography is on my list of books to read - someday. http://www.amazon.com/s?search-alias=stripbooks&am...

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drawoh, you probably missed that Kenat's post was written in IRONICA font.

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I got the DVD for Christmas. I enjoyed the movie but wish there was more flying. Miyazaki always does a good job with flying.

I got to explain to my son what a slide rule is.

I wonder if the bit about the fish bones was accurate?

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