Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
“This place is gorgeous, Howl! It’s like a dream.”
Out of all Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli movies, Howl’s Moving Castle is my favorite. This is the scene where Sophie travels back in time and watches a younger Howl swallow a falling star. The star turns out to be the fire demon Calcifer and to keep from being extinguished when falling to the earth he makes a deal with the eccentric wizard. Calcifer gets to stay alive by taking Howl’s heart, and Howl gets access to great magical power.
“I could cut a star out of paper and drop it.”
Joe Hisaishi - Flower Garden
One of Ghibli’s precious films: Howl’s Moving Castle