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[February 24 2017] : fashion

The Making of Ghost in the Shell (1995)

The Making of Ghost in the Shell (1995) by Mamoru Oshii

With the Hollywood version soon to be released starring Scarlett Johansson, we look back at the making of Ghost in the Shell, the 1995 science-fiction anime film based on manga of the same title by Masamune Shirow.

Directed by Mamoru Oshii the animated film achieved international cult status and revealed the artistic possibility of this type of Japanese cinematography to the western world. With this film Oshii brought animation to the level of art – with its cyborgs as self-questioning automatons in the midst of a dark psychological and meditative cyber-punk landscape. He also inspired the Hollywood science-fiction community — the Wachowsky brothers openly admit to Oshii’s direct influence in the conception of the original Matrix (1999).

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