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by ran1
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Okay, I've seen EoTV and EoE, TOTALLY LOST
Replies: 41
Views: 9933

Mr. Tines wrote:Now whether she wanted to be dead or not, that's at least one of the recurrent arguments.


I was under the impression that Yui's final words stated that anyone could come back if they wished to. Misinterpreted perhaps?
by ran1
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Just watched NGE (no movie/death and rebirth) for 1st time
Replies: 65
Views: 7384

Not knowing about the budgetary restrictions regarding the final two episodes, I intially took the EoTV as a tribute to the French New Wave films of the lates sixties and early seventies, especially referencing Jean-Luc Godard. Stylisitcally, It's got many of the same features of a Godard film, ...
by ran1
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Okay, I've seen EoTV and EoE, TOTALLY LOST
Replies: 41
Views: 9933

If I'm not mistaken, Complementation and Instrumentality are essentially the same thing. Though it seems that GEHIRN/NERV itself really never called it "complementation", while it seems that SEELE used the terms synonomously. If I'm not mistaken, In episode 2 Gendo gets a folder of...
by ran1
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Movies you dont like, but others love
Replies: 134
Views: 13312

thought Ran was good, but not great. I would have to watch it again though since I have not seen it since 07 or 08 though. I remember liking it, but was not amazed as most people where. Ran is a film that polarizes people it seems. The English/Lit teachers in my school all regard it as one of the b...
by ran1
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What do you think Evangelion's message was?
Replies: 111
Views: 20057

eloquently said.
by ran1
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What do you think Evangelion's message was?
Replies: 111
Views: 20057

regarding the End of Evangelion, the message is obfuscated by the apocalyptic proceedings, but is nonetheless present and indeed concrete; Don't kill yourself. I'm inclined to agree, considering that Anno quote, but I think it would be an oversimplification if one was to say that was the ma...
by ran1
Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What do you think Evangelion's message was?
Replies: 111
Views: 20057

Essentially, the message is that Hideaki Anno read the Bible, a little Sigmund Freud, and wanted to incorporate them into a mecha anime. Then he got depressed and decided to screw over royally all the characters who were begining to develop caring and loving bonds with each other, thus pissing off t...
by ran1
Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion
Replies: 705
Views: 78524

Judging by the fact that wars and environmental disasters occured right around 2I, which is basically when all of the students in question were born, it's pretty concievable that many children are growing up with a deceased parent or close relative. Such is probably the norm of a post 2I society...
by ran1
Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: How old are you? Where are you from? What gender are you?
Replies: 3155
Views: 389737

Age: 17
Gender: Male
Originally From: Portugal
Currently Living in: Providence, Rhode Island
by ran1
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion
Replies: 705
Views: 78524

I found a few of Anno's montage sequences throughout the series to be rather annoying. I appreciate what he was trying to do, but I get the feeling he was trying to imitate Godard and some of the Japanese New Wave Abstractionists a bit too directly. I had no problem with the ones in EoE, however...
by ran1
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Most satisfying movie you have seen recently
Replies: 2000
Views: 105830

Anyway, I watched Hiroshi Teshigahara's Woman in the Dunes and I was stunned. One of the best films I've ever seen Such an excellent film. Gotta love the creative output from the Japanese New Wave. If you're in the mood for another good piece, I'd suggest Masashiro Shinoda's Lov...
by ran1
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Official Welcome Thread : Jun 21, 2004 to Nov 13, 2010
Replies: 3989
Views: 435737

Well, glad to be on board. Like the fellow a ways above, Evangelion has pretty much been my gateway drug into anime. I watched the two cinematic versions in my Film Theory class at my school and got hooked into it. My teach only showed death and rebirth and the end of evangelion, but said that there...

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