There could be something to read into it, or it could just be a little something extra to freak the viewer out with.That bit was just weird at first. Why are they speaking in each others voices? I suppose there could be something to read into it, but maybe Eiri was just doing it to annoy Lain.
I just watched that scene in English and wow, it really doesn't come across clearly at all that Lain and Eiri are speaking each other's lines. As you say, it just sounds like they're having a debate. I'd be confused watching that.To me they're just talking about religious theory.
They certainly are very different, yeah. Maybe a case of minced metaphors there. It definitely seems to cross the line of contradiction.a hologram and a homunculus are 2 very different things. One physical and the other isn't for a start!
The score is superb in this film. Especially the way it so seamlessly negotiates the genre swapping. The tense thriller/mystery sections are really foreboding, and the bright over the top carnival sections are exactly that. On paper youd think this movie would be a mess but it all comes together into a coherent whole remarkably well.Susumu Hirasawa provides the musical score,
I think it's a bit late for this simulwatch, but perhaps something for the future if enough people were interested.Why not add Key The Metal Idol to the venue?
This movie is so glorious!
☝This. Yes. A hundred times over.I love the way Kon intros his films. They're so bait and switchy but that's why they're great and tie to themes so well.
That video was bloody brilliant.Just watched this YouTube video, the message is that you're not supposed to "get it", but experience it:
Cloning has actually been around for a surprisingly long time. The first theories and attempts go back to late 1800s and even in the 50s amphibians were successfully cloned. Dolly the sheep was just another step on the ladder of scientific understanding. And today cloning technologies allows for stem cells to be produced the scientific and medical value of which still hasn't been fully understood.In fact, Dolly the sheep was still a relatively new achievement* of science then, being born in 1996
I've never been able to unsee the bit in Akira either, if it's any consolation, dude.Loving the horror and body horror elements at play here @Neil.T after your ballsack comment I couldn’t unsee it as I was watching!