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user-inactivated  ·  402 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ghost in the Shell: How Not to Adapt a Movie

Eh. I feel like the author wasn't being completely fair about the visuals. He admitted himself that A) the live action film was based off of the comic and not the cartoon and B) there are pluses and minuses to both mediums. At the same time, there's a huge gap of time between when the two films were created, so medium gaps aside, there have been changes in creators' preferences for visual styles and techniques for conveying information visually.

I also find it a bit interesting that in one segment the author also readily admitted that the live action movie was trying to squeeze two stories in one and then in another segment, complains about how the live action movie had to trim down some scenes.

Now, I haven't seen the live action movie, only saw the cartoon once (and don't remember much of it), and chances are the live action movie is both objectively and subjectively a poorer product. That said, this video does a relatively decent job in showing how sometimes making compromises or changing things up can completely change the feel and quality of the film being produced.

As an aside, I like these kinds of videos johnnyFive, if from time to time you post one that catches your eye, I'd love to see it and hear your thoughts.