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Postby Dougurasu » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:38 pm

Heey everyone! I'm doing a bit of an unconventional AMV in which I try to find visually matching shots, which I'm calling Evangelion Visual Poetry (maybe a bit pretentious, but I'm open to other ideas for names :b). It's gonna start matching all kinds of re-used shots (for example the shots of the Bridge Bunnies turning around to shout something important, or the many many examples of shots of the Gendo pose), which is meant as a "ahhh yeah, budget cuts, how fun" and then evolves into matching scenes/shots such as Unit-01 and Jet Alone both stepping out and showing that while Unit-01 falls on her face Jet Alone keeps on going. Basically to start showing that through the use of visuals the anime is drawing attention to similarities and differences between people, ideas and moments. I've made a huge list of stuff, I'm hopefully gonna get all of them on this list, some with picture examples to make it a little more clear.
But what I'm looking for is things I've missed! Are there things that really should be on this list?!

    - In End of Evangelion just before Shinji strangles Asuka the first time and just after the second time they are posed very similarly: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_Ik1j ... qHIZj1poVq
    - Of course Shinji hitting Touji and Unit-01 hitting Unit-03 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1acD_F ... -2d9TI2GO5
    - We see Ritsuko (episode 13) and Asuka (episode 22) in the exact same place in the bathroom. Someone on tumblr posted a theory that Ritsuko and Asuka undergo the same problems. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bvOIH9 ... sp=sharing
    - Asuka is often seen in front of the sun. The sun is radiant and energetic and makes Asuka cast a huge shadow.
    - Rei is often seen in front of the moon. The ending titles are a good example, but this could be a reference to the First Impact basically creating the moon or that Rei is matched with the Black Moon. However... I've seen plenty of shots with Rei in front of the sun, so I'mmmmmm kinda on the fence how this seems to not really hold up per se. An example is Rei swimming in Episode 10 where there's a bright light you can see over her which can't really be the moon.
    - Shinji's carpet looks like an AT Field to show how his own AT Field is keeping him back from connecting to others
    - There are shots of the NERV Bridge Bunnies in downtime, Ibuki reading a book, Hyuga reading a comic and Aoba air guitaring which is paralelled in episode 3 by three kids from Shinji's class doing the exact same (don't know why this is PER SE, but it's not a huge mind blowing deal I think :b)
    - Yui's hand caressing Shinji's face during episode 16 and End of Evangelion is paralelled with Asuka doing the same in the final scene of End of Evangelion
    - Asuka, Rei and Shinji crawling through the vents in episode 11 is paralelled as their Units do the same in the opposite direction later on that same episode
    - Misato grabbing Shinji's face is paralelled with Unit-01 grabbing Sachiel's face
    - Shinji's return to pilot Unit-01 in episode 19 paralells his encounter with his father in episode 1
    - First steps of Unit-01 and Jet Alone are paralelled
    - Unit-01 saving Shinji from the falling lights in Episode 1 is foreshadowed by the big hand in the purple liquid in the background of an earlier shot where Shinji is in the elevator reading the NERV manual. This one I'm pretty sure is intentional, cause the perspective in which we see the hand makes no sense.
    - Kaworu's head drops into the LCL (or yellow liquid) in episode 24 paralells an electrical part falling into the water at the start of End of Evangelion (this one is more a sounds effect that matches, but still, it's a paralell)
    - In Episode 11 Asuka and Rei let Shinji do the hard work in manually opening doors while Ritsuko and Ibuki do the same with a bunch of NERV male personel
    - A lot of military shots from episode 1 against Sachiel are re-used again in End of Evangelion when the military is fighting Asuka
    - Misato coming to school in episode 7 is also revisited in episode 26
    - Episode 5 has a scene where Rei is putting on her panties while Episode 6 has a shot where she takes them off from the other side, but the movement is exactly the same.
    - Misato's painful past is shown every time she has her hand over her tummy, when she's a little kid, when she has her arm broken, when she talks to Kaji about her father and when she's shot in End of Evangelion
    - In Episode 15 and 23 Misato puts a gun to both Kaji and Ritsuko respectively. For Ritsuko she points it exactly where she is later seen to have a bullet exit wound, so the same can probably be said for Kaji, meaning he was probably shot in the head. This one is pure speculation, but it's awesome.
    - In Episode 7 we see two mornings where Misato is late out of bed and one where she comes to the table completely dressed and awake. This is an obvious one, but I also want some obvious ones to slowly get into the meaty stuff
    - In Episode 16 we see a vague silhouette of Yui. Later that episode and also in Episode 20 we see a mirrored vague silhouette of Misato in almost the exact same pose. The shot in Episode 20 is bookended by two exactly the same shots of Shinji, but one is mirrored. Co-incidence? I think not!
    - Shinji/Asuka (episode 11), Kaji/Misato (episode 11) and Unit-01 and Unit-02 (episode 9) falling over eachother.
    - Zeruel attacking the NERV piramid is similar to Shinji kicking the Piramid in the playground scene in End of Evangelion
    - Quantum Rei from the beginning of the series to the final scene of End of Evangelion
    - Gendo (episode 5) and Shinji (episode 6) both trying to save Rei from her plug
    - The white Rei from episode 23 looks like the white Rei from End of Evangelion
    - Not exactly visually matching, but it's told visually so I'm counting it. Asuka tries to be more adult like Misato by stealing her light yellow shirt and wearing it herself.

Is there anything you think should be on this list or things I've missed? :o

Found this on Tumblr in the meantime: https://evange1ion.tumblr.com/post/1860 ... arallelism

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Postby robersora » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:11 am

This is such a cool idea! The thing I love most about Evangelion is its cinematography, something just resonates with me, in how Anno puts images together to tell a story.
You've already got a pretty good list going! Finally a comprehensive list with all the parallelisms.
Dougurasu wrote:- Of course Shinji hitting Touji and Unit-01 hitting Unit-03

Shinji getting grabbed by Misato and getting grabbed Touji, though that's only in Evangelion 1.0, idk if it should just be the series proper.


Dougurasu wrote:- Misato grabbing Shinji's face is paralelled with Unit-01 grabbing Sachiel's face

I love this parallelism so much.


Dougurasu wrote:- Kaworu's head drops into the LCL (or yellow liquid) in episode 24 paralells an electrical part falling into the water at the start of End of Evangelion (this one is more a sounds effect that matches, but still, it's a paralell)

Nice catch, and great junction point for series and EoE.


Dougurasu wrote:- Misato's painful past is shown every time she has her hand over her tummy, when she's a little kid, when she has her arm broken, when she talks to Kaji about her father and when she's shot in End of Evangelion

whooow, another nice find!

Dougurasu wrote:- In Episode 15 and 23 Misato puts a gun to both Kaji and Ritsuko respectively. For Ritsuko she points it exactly where she is later seen to have a bullet exit wound, so the same can probably be said for Kaji, meaning he was probably shot in the head. This one is pure speculation, but it's awesome.

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(also, Gendou points a gun onto Ritsuko)


- Shinji/Asuka (episode 11), Kaji/Misato (episode 11) and Unit-01 and Unit-02 (episode 9) falling over eachother.[/quote]
Once again, something I've never noticed, in all these years. God damn, Eva is so amazing, lol.
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Postby FelipeFritschF » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:14 pm

It's not exactly what you're looking for, but I think you might appreciate this article nonetheless:

https://wiki.evageeks.org/User:Ran1

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Postby Reichu » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:23 pm

View Original PostDougurasu wrote:- Unit-01 saving Shinji from the falling lights in Episode 1 is foreshadowed by the big hand in the purple liquid in the background of an earlier shot where Shinji is in the elevator reading the NERV manual. This one I'm pretty sure is intentional, cause the perspective in which we see the hand makes no sense.

They're passing by the area where the test facilities area; that's Eva-00's hand still going through the wall. They have to get in a boat and travel a little before they reach Eva-01's cage.

I used to hunt down these sorts of mirrored situations and shots for fun back in my AnimeNation days, and there are a LOT... Been a long time, though. Here's some from memory.

- Dr. Katsuragi's hand in episode 12; Eva-02's hand (reaching for the sky and grasping) in 25'
- Dr. Katsuragi putting Misato in capsule and shutting her in (12); Misato waking up with Kaji next to her (18); Misato giving Shinji the cross, pushing him into elevator, being shut out (25')
- Eva-02 writhing in Arael's light (22); Eva-02's disembowelment (25')
- Armisael creating an "umbilical cord" on Eva-00; Gendo's arm creating an "umbilical cord" on Rei
- Eva-00's head split in half by Zeruel; GNR's head spontaneously splitting in half
- disembodied Rei clone head sinking in the tank (23); GNR's disembodied head falling (26')
- Rei 3's arm falling off; GNR's arm falling off
- Adam's hands wandering slowly across the screen (21'/Death); Kaworu's hands wandering slowly across the screen (26')
- Kyoko with open arms and smiling face; Kaworu with open arms and smiling face
- Misato reaching for Shinji and he pulls away; Kaworu reaching for Shinji and he stays put
- Rei 1 staring at Naoko from afar mirrors bookend Reis
- corresponding shots in Rei's apartment and in Rei's original room
- Eva-02's eyes lighting up, cross explosion; Eva-01's eyes lighting up, cross explosion
- Kaji in front of fan before death; Kaworu in front of Lilith's mask before death
- Eva-01 holding Shinji (25); Eva-01 holding Gendo (26')

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Postby thewayneiac » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:38 pm

The old Eva Commentary site had a page for this called the Recyclodedia, but it never got moved to the new site. (My fault entirely; I never got up the energy to do the re-organizing it needed. (The parallelism examples and the reused footage stuff were all mixed together and needed to be split into separate sections.)
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Postby Dougurasu » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:01 am

View Original Postrobersora wrote:This is such a cool idea! The thing I love most about Evangelion is its cinematography, something just resonates with me, in how Anno puts images together to tell a story.
You've already got a pretty good list going! Finally a comprehensive list with all the parallelisms.

Shinji getting grabbed by Misato and getting grabbed Touji, though that's only in Evangelion 1.0, idk if it should just be the series proper.



I love this parallelism so much.



Nice catch, and great junction point for series and EoE.



whooow, another nice find!


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(also, Gendou points a gun onto Ritsuko)


- Shinji/Asuka (episode 11), Kaji/Misato (episode 11) and Unit-01 and Unit-02 (episode 9) falling over eachother.

Once again, something I've never noticed, in all these years. God damn, Eva is so amazing, lol.[/quote]

Thank you!! However I cannot take credit for all of these! I can’t even take credit for most! I found a lot whole watching, but the coolest ones I found looking on tumblr and twitter and the rest of the internet. But I am collecting it and making it publically accessible :b Then you can more easily see how well Evangelion is technically made :b

Reichu wrote:They're passing by the area where the test facilities area; that's Eva-00's hand still going through the wall. They have to get in a boat and travel a little before they reach Eva-01's cage.

I used to hunt down these sorts of mirrored situations and shots for fun back in my AnimeNation days, and there are a LOT... Been a long time, though. Here's some from memory.

- Dr. Katsuragi's hand in episode 12; Eva-02's hand (reaching for the sky and grasping) in 25'
- Dr. Katsuragi putting Misato in capsule and shutting her in (12); Misato waking up with Kaji next to her (18); Misato giving Shinji the cross, pushing him into elevator, being shut out (25')
- Eva-02 writhing in Arael's light (22); Eva-02's disembowelment (25')
- Armisael creating an "umbilical cord" on Eva-00; Gendo's arm creating an "umbilical cord" on Rei
- Eva-00's head split in half by Zeruel; GNR's head spontaneously splitting in half
- disembodied Rei clone head sinking in the tank (23); GNR's disembodied head falling (26')
- Rei 3's arm falling off; GNR's arm falling off
- Adam's hands wandering slowly across the screen (21'/Death); Kaworu's hands wandering slowly across the screen (26')
- Kyoko with open arms and smiling face; Kaworu with open arms and smiling face
- Misato reaching for Shinji and he pulls away; Kaworu reaching for Shinji and he stays put
- Rei 1 staring at Naoko from afar mirrors bookend Reis
- corresponding shots in Rei's apartment and in Rei's original room
- Eva-02's eyes lighting up, cross explosion; Eva-01's eyes lighting up, cross explosion
- Kaji in front of fan before death; Kaworu in front of Lilith's mask before death
- Eva-01 holding Shinji (25); Eva-01 holding Gendo (26')


Yeah, I know about the way that shot works ;) but it still works as foreshadowing.

Also nice list!! Some of these I didn’t know yet, thanks so much :D :D I don’t understand the next one though :o when did those happen?

- Eva-02's eyes lighting up, cross explosion; Eva-01's eyes lighting up, cross explosion

FelipeFritschF wrote:It's not exactly what you're looking for, but I think you might appreciate this article nonetheless:

https://wiki.evageeks.org/User:Ran1


Oh, Imma read that immediately! Thanks!

thewayneiac wrote:The old Eva Commentary site had a page for this called the Recyclodedia, but it never got moved to the new site. (My fault entirely; I never got up the energy to do the re-organizing it needed. (The parallelism examples and the reused footage stuff were all mixed together and needed to be split into separate sections.)


Ohhh maybe that’s something I can find in the waybackmachine? What was the url for that site?

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Postby Dougurasu » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:22 am

View Original PostDougurasu wrote:- Eva-02's eyes lighting up, cross explosion; Eva-01's eyes lighting up, cross explosion

Oh! I just found this in End of Evangelion!! Yeah, that's a GOOD one! I would not have picked up on that if you hadn't told me!

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Postby Dougurasu » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:41 am

View Original Postthewayneiac wrote:The old Eva Commentary site had a page for this called the Recyclodedia, but it never got moved to the new site. (My fault entirely; I never got up the energy to do the re-organizing it needed. (The parallelism examples and the reused footage stuff were all mixed together and needed to be split into separate sections.)


Found it through the Way Back Machine :D 99% of the pictures were even working!! It got me a few new ones, but I believe this feels like it only started up as it died :(((


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