Episode 13. Cyberpunk Chaos Feat. Jason Harden

You’re not dreaming, we have a new podcast! Plug us into your head and listen as Alex and Jonathan invite friend Jason Harden to the show to talk about three Japanese cyberpunk films: Akira (1988), Ghost in the Shell (1995), and Paprika (2006). We talk about the impact of hand-made animation, the influence of anime on western blockbusters, and the philosophical diversity of themes in Japanese film.

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Skip to: Akira (5:14), Ghost in the Shell (24:51), Paprika (40:44), Overall (1:03:03), Coming Attractions (1:11:00)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Jason also had us on his show to talk about the new Ghost in the Shell (2017). You can see that conversation here:

Next week we continue our Samurai and Sombreros theme with another Kurosawa film that was remade into a western:

Intro/Outro Music:
Ash by Mike Braudrick

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