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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Sublime as Urban Density: Ghost in the Shell

Posted by on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 1:19 PM

In this video, scenes from the anime masterpiece Ghost in the Shell are matched with shots of the real Hong Kong. Both enter my soul in the way that stretches of light and stars enter an unavoidable black hole and are eventually concentrated at a single and very intense point. With each urban image, real or animated (the buses, the boats, the crowds, the new and old buildings), the light of the point at the very bottom of my soul grows...

 

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Will in Seattle 1
My fave intro music

But it also brings to mind the age old question: What is self?
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on July 16, 2014 at 2:23 PM · Report this
The Beady Eyes of Mayor Ed Murray 2
Ghost in the Shell and Hong Kong are two of my favorite things.
Posted by The Beady Eyes of Mayor Ed Murray on July 16, 2014 at 2:40 PM · Report this
Knat 4
io9 recently posted about some super fans who remade shots from the intro through live action film/photography and 3d. (Warning, some images contain boobies... link)
Posted by Knat on July 16, 2014 at 9:43 PM · Report this

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