Something to consider...
- View SourceThis may seem a little off topic but I can assure you that it is
not. I just reciently saw the movie, Ghost in the Shell 2,
Innosence by Matsume Shiro. The movie is a masterpice to be sure
and Shiro is haled as a gensius by many. This movie is relevent
because it shows the possible conciquences of our current scientic
endeavors. The movie was very deep and though provoking. I would
consider it required "reading" in any corse on advanced modern
philosophy (especially as it relates to humanity). Just thought I'd
- View SourceIn a message dated 1/29/2005 7:48:44 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Ghost in the Shell 2,Thank you for the recommendation. FYI, I could not find this movie playing in
> Innocence by Matsume Shiro.
any theaters in NY or CT. The DVD is out already, and I have ordered one. I
expect animation can go where cameras cannot...
Jeanine C. Jackson
Fine Art Portraits and Landcapes
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- View SourceGITS Innocence is an excellent movie, but like most of Shirow's work's of
late, it's quite cryptic and requires knowledge of the prior work of the
author (especiall, the first movie, obviously). It helps both with
understanding the characters AND the context.
Nanotech in japanese pop culture is quite present (it is, after all, an old
concept for sci-fi writers).
In particular, if you have the chance, read Bubblegum Crisis, which depicts
a possible consequence of using nanomachines in the brain (neurophages).
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