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Innocence - A little less than a happy high
Can I convince any of you to join me at the Brattle theater to see GITS: Innocence tonight? I'd really like to see it, and I could use the company.

Ghost In The Shell: Innocence at 5:30, 9:30
(2004) dir Mamoru Oshii [99 min]

Almost ten years later, director Oshii returns to the world he helped to create with the first GHOST IN THE SHELL. Three years after the events in the first film, INNOCENCE reunites us with the operatives of Section 9, particularly the stone-faced Batou, a future detective with a troubled past and a slobbery pet basset hound. Batou is investigating the death of a ‘gynoid,’ an android created as a living sex-doll, and, inevitably, the case unearths some unpleasant secrets. A future-noir very much in the vein of Ridley Scott’s classic Blade Runner, INNOCENCE is an eye-popping, complex, and cinematic anime not to be missed on the big screen.

Incidentally, GITS is playing at 7:30 if you totally want to geek out.
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inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: February 15th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh! Oh!
I have to talk to a guy about that thing I'm lock-posting about at 8. argh!
I still haven't seen it, is it still on tomorrow?
komos From: komos Date: February 15th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tomorrow's feature is Grave of Fireflies.
_meej_ From: _meej_ Date: February 15th, 2005 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

I've got plans tomorrow, but Grave is a beautiful, moving, tragic, depressing, amazing piece of work. I found it really, really gut-wrenching - just a forewarning if you're looking for a feel-good piece - but it's possibly one of the most human looks at the tragedy and awfulness of war in general, and the tail end of WWII in particular, I've ever seen.
komos From: komos Date: February 16th, 2005 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure I'm going to make tonight's either.

I am fast approaching lame.
canonfire From: canonfire Date: February 15th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
We saw it in Times Square the way movies were meant to be seen.

You're gonna love it. If only the Brattle had a decent sound system...

Oh. BTW, if you ever come over, we've got GITS: Innocence on DVD.
komos From: komos Date: February 15th, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't believe I haven't seen it before now. I feel so... deficient.

We should work on that. That and getting you into the Hat of Authority. I'm ready to do a Belgian. Heck, I might even be convinced to try an all-grain formulation.
From: corvus_coronis Date: February 15th, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is it a recent release?
komos From: komos Date: February 16th, 2005 11:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep... just last year, I think.
From: corvus_coronis Date: February 16th, 2005 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Then I'll be keeping a watch out on SBS for it, depending how quickly it makes it's way over to here.
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: February 16th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I want to see it...
komos From: komos Date: February 16th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Me too. Lacking company, I ended up passing last night.

Sadly, you're on the wrong coast for a play date.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: February 16th, 2005 10:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Too bad I'm here... Although I wasn't terrifically thrilled by the first one, I really do want to see this one based on the previews I saw for it.
komos From: komos Date: February 16th, 2005 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)
GITS was fantastic work, but I guess it's not for everyone.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: February 16th, 2005 11:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I dunno. Maybe it was just 'cuz I was sick and worried about interviews. Like I said, the previews of the sequel definitely piqued my interest in it.
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