Ghost in the Shell Page 2: More Screencaps

Here are some more wonderful visuals for you…

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Here’s an example of Motoko with the invisibility mesh suit on. What’s kind of cool about this scene is her shadow. Just before this, she walks up to this guy, but still has to be careful, because while she’s in a mesh invisibility suit, she still has a shadow. This means the suit really serves as a ghost-hack, messing with your perceptions. It only “appears” to be invisible, but unfortunately, doesn’t work on the sun. This was a nice believability touch, I think.

 

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Here’s a closeup of mesh invisibility suit.

 

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Here’s Batau with a nice digital overlay shot of a map. I especially like the the window pane streaks here.

 

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Oshii is absolutely terrific at dingy alleyways.

 

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Here’s another great cityscape shot - look at the detail and perspective here! There are many “pause” type breaks where we see scenes of the city while the theme song plays. These are truly very cool imersive shots.

 

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Something about 800 pound cyborgs scuba diving is cool!

 

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Ah, the surgery of the future!

 

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One more, the now-traditional mannequin shot. I can’t tell you the number of cyberpunk movies that imitate this imagery. Almost every movie with androids have it though.

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Comments

August 31, 2006

mike said:

Ok I know Im probably gonna get alot of negative remarks from this, Kinda like “where have you been” kinda deal. hehe But here’s my question…..” where did her ghost come from?” Was she once a human that’s “ghost or soul” was transfered to the cyborg body? Or was her entire soul created from scratch from the beginning……Im sorry guys just a little confused…last time I saw this movie was a couple years ago so please understand my lack of GITS knowledge. Anyways take care. love this site.

ETM said:

Motoko Kusanagi had some sort of an accident as an 8-yo girl, and had to have her body replaced with a cybernetic one. So - she used to be human and does have a ghost - but all that remains of her biological existance is a part of her brain. That is, in part, why she has the dilemmas she has in the movie.

September 1, 2006

mike said:

thanks for the answer man, that question was bothering me for awhile.

April 1, 2007

Yoav said:

this movie speaks to my very soul,allways has.

anyone can share any details about the murials in the final scene?
i allways wondered what they ment,especialy the name at the top of that tree
when the tank shoots upwards the murial.

June 10, 2007

PAWN said:

Motoko Kusanagi TO MY KNOWING DOSE NOT KNOW IF SHE IS HUMAN OR NOT. REFER TO THE SCENE AFTER SHE IS FINISHED DIVING IN THE OCEAN. SECTION NINE OWNS ALL OF HER, BUT A FEW HUMAN BRAIN CELLS IN HER CYBER BRAIN. SHE HAS NO MEMORY OF HER PAST SO SHE QUESTIONS HER RITE TO BE TREATED HUMAN. LATER EVEN BEFORE LINKING WITH 2501, SHE KNEW BEING HUMAN WAS NOT THE DEFINITION OF BEING “ALIVE”. HER ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE HERSELF AS “HER”. ALSO HAVING THE ABILITY TO USE INFORMATION IN HER OWN WAY. AT THIS POINT IN THE STORY THE QUESTION OF IS SHE HUMAN NO LONGER MATTERS, EVEN TO HER. SO SHUT UP.

Co Attican said:

Read the Manga, watch the series.

August 22, 2007

Mira Firefly said:

PAWN, nobody was insulting anybody. It is cyber-rage like yours that makes me question the validity of my perception of real depth in online interaction. Do us all a favor, drop the elitism and calm down.

SFAM said:

I’m a bit late in getting to comments on this one, my apologies. To echo Mira’s comment, the upper case thing is a bit odd, Pawn. As an aside, I’m not quite sure who you are “raging” at as none of the comments, nor my picture captions above deal with your rant. Was this related to the first page of the review?

March 21, 2011

Sontroid said:

Why does she get naked in the beginning of the film? At first I thought she had to be naked for her camo to work but that one guy uses it without being naked. I’m confused.

March 31, 2011

Nickademus said:

I still ask myself that question to this day Sontroid.
It was the one thing that turned me off from it all, nudity that really served no purpose…from what I could tell.

April 1, 2011

Stormtrooper of Death said:

Nudity that served no purpose… but…

sex sells. also in animes….

May 15, 2011

a miserable little pile of organic matter said:

Sex sells especially in animu

November 14, 2011

Gabriela said:

According to the series, her ghost was transferred to her cyborg body when she was very young due to her weak human body.

January 29, 2013

pequeños coconuts said:

About gratuituous nudeness..
Shirow illustrations are ex-x-xtremely erotic (check them out :), as also are most of his mangas
You may be right on judging it as serving no purpose, more specially about the abundance of sex in animes (not that I matter that pecualiarity) BUT,
As I feel it, in this particular case, Motoko’s relation with nudity along the film and the anime is innocent. Not in the sense of not being aware of their sexuality -for example you can see how Batou gets shocked one or two times when she careless undresses herself, it is the kind of aprroach to nudity that it the one who gets embarrased or annoyed by seeing nude bodies would be the one acting ludicruosly and unnatural as a one-track minded. It makes no difference being nude or dressed, perhaps as it makes no difference being an artificial or a “real” ghost
Oh! Ghost in the shell!! All in all it is the single piece of artwork I feel most attached to. :) Peace, fellow sentients
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