Detach your body, let go of your mind, and experience the original Ghost in the Shell in a brand new way. With help from our resident Japanese animation researcher Adam Dobay, learn how the cult classic is actually a Buddhist parable on how to reach enlightenment.
In this talk, independent film researcher Adam Dobay places a number of films on the spectrum between Thelma & Louise and Mad Max: Fury Road, and looks at how each have tried to break out of the pigeonhole of the “woman with gun” trope while asking whether there is now an opportunity to embed new stories about gender roles in our reality.
Most people who write about Studio Ghibli films interpret them through a Western lens. But if you want to fully understand the stories Hayao Miyazaki tells, you have to take into account the unique context of his upbringing, his connection to Japanese culture and mythology, and how he reacts to the society around him. My new free guide gives pointers for all major Studio Ghibli films to help you go deeper in the works this master craftsman of the moving image.
The army of internet nitpickers unleashed on this film disguises the deep mythological storytelling going on in the seventh instalment of the Star Wars saga. In this post, I give 7 practical points of reference and 7 challenges so you can immerse yourself in the storytelling of The Force Awakens.