Ghost In The Shell

As I said before, I decided to post here some more visually focused stuff, so here is one of my top five anime films of all time.

Ghost In The Shell (1995)

688x348, XviD, 1.4GB, 83'
Language: Japanese, incl. english subtitles (.srt)
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113568/
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Description: Based on the manga by Masamune Shirow.
Usually mentioned either in comparison with William Gibson's work or for its influence on the Matrix trilogy. It was also the first anime to target the European and US market at the same time as the Japanese, of course. Obviously focusing a lot on technology, cyber fetishism and the concept of the 'ghost', the plot is rather typical; just there to get things rolling, because the true protagonists of this epic are its heroes' and villains' existential quests, reminiscent in a way of Blade Runner (which imo has been the greatest influence on GITS, and not only in its aesthetics).
A classic.

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2 comments:

utrechko.ua said...

GIS is even in my top 5 best sci-fi movie) Which other four anime is in you top?

Nightlight said...

Without much thought I'd say
- Osamu Tezuka's 'Metropolis' by Rintaro,
- Hayao Miyazaki's 'Spirited Away',
- 'Millennium Actress' by Satoshi Kon, and
- Michael Arias' 'Tekkonkinkreet' (see related post here: http://thelightofthenight.blogspot.com/2009/03/tekkonkinkreet.html)

Classics like 'Akira', etc. stand on their own, beyond competition. The above are just for reference, I love everything by both Satoshi Kon and Miyazaki, actually