Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th May 2016 09:29 UTC
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Ghost in the Shell is the product of and response to decades of physical erasure and technological alienation. It's pop cultural fallout, a delicately layered croissant of appropriation upon appropriation. It's as timely as ever, but it feels wildly inappropriate for an American studio and the British director of Snow White and the Huntsman to pick it up and sell it back to us. At the same time, Japan and the US have been stealing and selling images to each other for decades, and the result hasn't always been awful. I would still argue, though, that the knotty history that leads to Motoko Kusanagi will be lost in translation. This isn't The Matrix or Pacific Rim, this isn't just a look and a vibe being lifted. This is the entire history of Japan's relationship with itself, the US and technology, and without that, you're left with nothing but an empty prosthesis.

Beautifully written analysis of the Ghost in the Shell casting issue, by Emily Yoshida.

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RE[9]: Over thinking it
by demetrioussharpe on Sat 14th May 2016 18:25 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Over thinking it"
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"In fact, he hasn't said much about his ethnicity, at all. Whites labelled him as African-American.

Complete BS. Obama has spoken and written extensively about his "blackness". He has rarely mentioned being raised by his wealthy white grandparents.

Obama even fakes a "Black" accent and mannerisms when talking to Black people.

The reason Whites labeled Obama as an African-American was because the Obama spent 20 years being an African_American political activist from the Chicago projects.

There's nothing black about Obama & there never was. Maybe you non-blacks see him as black, but he's not. In fact, he's never been any different from other biracials. We don't even see biracials as black, we see them as biracial. So, nice try, but he's no more black than white.

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