Because I’m a person who starts work without clear knowledge of a storyline, every single scene is a pivotal scene. In the scene in which the parents are transformed into pigs, that’s the pivotal scene of that moment in the film. But after that it’s the next scene which is most important and so on. In the scene where Chihiro cries, I wanted the tears to be very big, like geysers. But I didn’t succeed in visualising the scene exactly as I had imagined it. So there are no central scenes, because the creation of each scene brings its own problems which have their effect on the scenes that follow.
But there are two scenes in Spirited Away that could be considered symbolic for the film. One is the first scene in the back of the car, where she is really a vulnerable little girl, and the other is the final scene, where she’s full of life and has faced the whole world. Those are two portraits of Chihiro which show the development of her character.
”—Miyazaki Hayao, on pivotal scenes in Spirited Away (via hayao-miyazaki)
ah it’s nothing, don’t you worry about it :) i was just starting to have second thoughts about stuff but i think i’m alright now. impulse purchases & starbucks coffee always makes me feel better. BROKE, but better :) haha thanks for your concern though! love you, pam <3