The Art of Ghost in the Shell

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Author: David S. Cohen

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 9781683830009

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Discover the incredible art behind Ghost in the Shell, the much-anticipated sci-fi thriller starring Scarlett Johansson. Witness the incredible artwork behind the creation of Ghost in the Shell, the live-action feature film based on the Japanese manga classic and starring Scarlett Johansson. Also starring Pilou Asbæk (Game of Thrones), Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), and Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), this riveting science-fiction thriller is helmed by director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman). The Art of Ghost in the Shell is a deluxe book that chronicles the epic creative journey that brought Ghost in the Shell to the big screen.

Anime Classics Zettai!

100 Must-See Japanese Animation Masterpieces

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Author: Brian Camp,Julie Davis

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 1611725194

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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For anime connoisseurs, beginners, and the curious, the best of the best!

Animation Writing and Development

From Script Development to Pitch

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Author: Jean Ann Wright

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136144056

Category: Art

Page: 360

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The art. The craft. The business. Animation Writing and Development takes students and animation professionals alike through the process of creating original characters, developing a television series, feature, or multimedia project, and writing professional premises, outlines and scripts. It covers the process of developing presentation bibles and pitching original projects as well as ideas for episodes of shows already on the air. Animation Writing and Development includes chapters on animation history, on child development (writing for kids), and on storyboarding. It gives advice on marketing and finding work in the industry. It provides exercises for students as well as checklists for professionals polishing their craft. This is a guide to becoming a good writer as well as a successful one.

Liquid Metal

The Science Fiction Film Reader

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Author: Sean Redmond

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231501846

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

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Liquid Metal brings together 'seminal' essays that have opened up the study of science fiction to serious critical interrogation. Eight distinct sections cover such topics as the cyborg in science fiction; the science fiction city; time travel and the primal scene; science fiction fandom; and the 1950s invasion narratives. Important writings by Susan Sontag, Vivian Sobchack, Steve Neale, J.P. Telotte, Peter Biskind and Constance Penley are included.

Sacred Pain

Hurting the Body for the Sake of the Soul

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Author: Ariel Glucklich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198030409

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Why would anyone seek out the very experience the rest of us most wish to avoid? Why would religious worshipers flog or crucify themselves, sleep on spikes, hang suspended by their flesh, or walk for miles through scorching deserts with bare and bloodied feet? In this insightful new book, Ariel Glucklich argues that the experience of ritual pain, far from being a form of a madness or superstition, contains a hidden rationality and can bring about a profound transformation of the consciousness and identity of the spiritual seeker. Steering a course between purely cultural and purely biological explanations, Glucklich approaches sacred pain from the perspective of the practitioner to fully examine the psychological and spiritual effects of self-hurting. He discusses the scientific understanding of pain, drawing on research in fields such as neuropsychology and neurology. He also ranges over a broad spectrum of historical and cultural contexts, showing the many ways mystics, saints, pilgrims, mourners, shamans, Taoists, Muslims, Hindus, Native Americans, and indeed members of virtually every religion have used pain to achieve a greater identification with God. He examines how pain has served as a punishment for sin, a cure for disease, a weapon against the body and its desires, or a means by which the ego may be transcended and spiritual sickness healed. "When pain transgresses the limits," the Muslim mystic Mizra Asadullah Ghalib is quoted as saying, "it becomes medicine." Based on extensive research and written with both empathy and critical insight, Sacred Pain explores the uncharted inner terrain of self-hurting and reveals how meaningful suffering has been used to heal the human spirit.

Japanese Visual Culture

Explorations in the World of Manga and Anime

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Author: Mark W. MacWilliams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317467000

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Born of Japan's cultural encounter with Western entertainment media, manga (comic books or graphic novels) and anime (animated films) are two of the most universally recognized forms of contemporary mass culture. Because they tell stories through visual imagery, they vault over language barriers. Well suited to electronic transmission and distributed by Japan's globalized culture industry, they have become a powerful force in both the mediascape and the marketplace.This volume brings together an international group of scholars from many specialties to probe the richness and subtleties of these deceptively simple cultural forms. The contributors explore the historical, cultural, sociological, and religious dimensions of manga and anime, and examine specific sub-genres, artists, and stylistics. The book also addresses such topics as spirituality, the use of visual culture by Japanese new religious movements, Japanese Goth, nostalgia and Japanese pop, "cute" (kawali) subculture and comics for girls, and more. With illustrations throughout, it is a rich source for all scholars and fans of manga and anime as well as students of contemporary mass culture or Japanese culture and civilization.

Japanese Movie Posters

Yakuza, Monster, Pink and Horror

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Author: Chuck Stephens,Tetsuya Masuda,Kairakutei Black

Publisher: DH Publishing Inc

ISBN: 0972312455

Category: Art

Page: 96

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While high-art Japanese cinema has been documented and analysed in the West, the subject of popular and cult Japanese movies has remained largely unexplored. The fantastic vintage posters that drew the masses to Kurosawa's samurai flicks, Godzilla, and sex-laden Pink movies have also been locked away to Western audiences. This collection of the best of the genre opens up this world of snarling gangsters, fire-breathing lizards and animated dreams for anyone with a sense of humour.

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society

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Author: Victoria Bestor,Theodore C. Bestor,Akiko Yamagata

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136736263

Category: History

Page: 344

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The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary resource that focuses on contemporary Japan and the social and cultural trends that are important at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This Handbook provides a cutting-edge and comprehensive survey of significant phenomena, institutions, and directions in Japan today, on issues ranging from gender and family, the environment, race and ethnicity, and urban life, to popular culture and electronic media. Written by an international team of Japan experts, the chapters included in the volume form an accessible and fascinating insight into Japanese culture and society. As such, the Handbook will be an invaluable reference tool for anyone interested in all things Japanese. Students, teachers and professionals alike will benefit from the broad ranging discussions, useful links to online resources and suggested reading lists. The Handbook will be of interest across a wide range of disciplines including Japanese Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Asian Studies in general.

Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World

Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World

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Author: Timothy Perper,Martha Cornog

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591589096

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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Fascinating insights on what Japanese manga and anime mean to artists, audiences, and fans in the United States and elsewhere, covering topics that range from fantasy to sex to politics. • Contributions from knowledgeable commentators about manga and anime from the United States, Canada, and Europe • Photographs and illustrations • Reference lists within the individual chapters and the introduction • Two glossaries define terms specific to Japanese manga genres

Cyberarts 2001

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Author: Hannes Leopoldseder,Christine Schöpf

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783211836286

Category: Computers

Page: 246

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Der Prix Ars Electronica ist eine offene Plattform für die unterschiedlichen Disziplinen im Bereich digitaler Mediengestaltung an der Schnittstelle von Technologie, Kunst, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Die neue Wettbewerbssparte Net Vision/Net Excellence öffnet sich verstärkt dem kulturellen Diskurs um das Medium Internet. Cyberarts 2001 bietet einen aktuellen Überblick über digitale Mediengestaltung am Beispiel der Wettbewerbsbereiche Net Vision/Net Excellence, Digital Musics, Interaktive Kunst und Computeranimation/Visual Effects ebenso wie einen Überblick über die breite Palette von Produktionen Jugendlicher.