Egyptian Theatre
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Thu, Jan 23, 2014
7:30pm
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ANIMATION FOR ADULTS
Double Feature!
METROPOLIS (2001) / COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE
METROPOLIS (2001)
2001, Sony Repertory, 107 min, Japan, Dir: Rintaro

Based on a classic manga by the late, great Osamu Tezuka (with whom Rintaro worked on such 1960s classics as "Astro-Boy" and "Kimba"), METROPOLIS is not a remake of the legendary Fritz Lang silent - although it’s not without similarities. In an enormous, retro-future city where robots and androids do most of the work, there is nonetheless great unrest. The government is a tool of the evil billionaire Duke Red, and the seeds of rebellion grow underground. Stir into this crucible of turbulence a young man, his detective uncle, a youthful assassin and an angelic blonde who doesn’t realize just what she really is, and the result is as compelling as it is eye-popping, and as unusual as the Swing-era music on the soundtrack. In Japanese with English subtitles.


COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE
COWBOY BEBOP: TENGOKU NO TOBIRA
2001, Sony Pictures, 120 min, Japan, Dir: Shinichiro Watanabe

This is anime that's as far from Miyazaki as Hitchcock is from Chaplin, with all the emotion and visceral impact of any great live-action film. Set on a terraformed Mars, in a city that blends aspects of Manhattan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Cairo and Paris, COWBOY BEBOP mixes past and future machinery, architecture and graphics with urban realism - in a story that's part film noir, part spaghetti Western and part HK actioner. Beautifully voiced, the script and characters entirely live up to the amazing design by Shiho Takeuchi. Special mention must be made of the jazzy, bluesy, rock score by Japanese composer Yoko Kanno - like the soundtrack of the best ’70s cop show never made. In Japanese with English subtitles.


Screening format: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Thu, Jan 23, 2014 • 7:30pm
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