@extomar: I'm honestly a bit torn over whether to discuss the ending in my next blog. I agree entirely with what you are saying but considering how important the ending is to the overall experience of the film I really don't want to spoil it for anybody. I'll have to see if I can write around it in some way.
@tireyo: I'm sure I've written a blog somewhere at some point about that subject. I'll probably write another one after I see The Wind Rises speaking that it is Miyazaki's final film. That studio has an incredible history and Miyazaki himself is such an interesting person.
@cybexx: The problem is when a film doesn't work out and they have to shift schedules around. They aren't going to have any movie ready next summer, for example, after the delay of The Good Dinosaur. They are in a tough spot, which is what I'll be examining next time, where financially they need to release a couple movies a year, but creatively it's not always possible or realistic to expect quality stories to be written like clockwork. That's not how creativity works.
Thank you! I hope part two lives up to your expectations.
Whoops. That was a typo on my part. My apologies.