• Early Oshii. From Patlabor to Ghost in the Shell : a scientist jumped, and became a woman.

    Author(s):
    Camille Akmut (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
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    Article
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/ch24-3588
    Abstract:
    Before Mamoru Oshii gained international acclaim with the 1995 Ghost in the Shell movie, he had already developed many of its themes in the two Patlabor movies (1989 and 1993, respectively). Here we introduce the first of these with a thesis (the fall of the programmer mirrors the birth of the gender- ambiguous cyborg) as well as notes from the history of computer science and technology. ”Patlabor for me was a major film in many ways, and I think it became my turning point. I know I am what I am today because of Patlabor.” – he declared himself.
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