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 Thu 12th May 2016 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Over thinking it"
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No what you have been doing is just ignoring any evidence or calling it some sort of white conspiracy and then ignoring it. That doesn't constitute proof.

Actually, I've been ignoring whitewashed information. And presenting information that's already been verified by numerous others before me. But nice try.

OAN, didn't you say "BYE" earlier? Yet, you're still here trying to push your whitewashing agenda...

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RE[10]: Over thinking it
by lucas_maximus on Fri 13th May 2016 06:18 in reply to "RE[9]: Over thinking it"
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Do you regularly spend time burning some books?

Edited 2016-05-13 06:18 UTC

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