Ghost in the Shell - Scene 6: Simultaneous Reality & Fantasy

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[6 Simultaneous Reality & Fantasy] (We see the garbage man from before, who was making the calls. He looks dazed.) What do you mean, a "virtual experience?" I mean your wife, your daughter, the divorce, the affair, they're all fake memories. Like a dream. Someone was using you to ghost-hack a government official. No... That's impossible! I've been to your apartment. No one's there. It's a one-room apartment.

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 5: Only a Puppet

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[5 Only a Puppet] (A helicopter lands in a yeard. Police, and Aramaki, are standing outside that yard, in the trees.) We'll rush the place once the guys in the helicopter are inside. Squad B goes around back, the rest of you take the front. Saito, have your men pull the plugs on all their cars. Begin recording. Message from HQ, sir. We've ID'ed the guy the Major collared.

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 4: Ghost Hack Humans

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[4 Ghost Hack Humans] (A man is picking up trash, while another is at a phone.) Come on! All right! We're already 40 seconds behind schedule! Gimme five more seconds. Of all the lousy luck... Hey, sorry. My last partner, the one they busted for working without a permit, was a better worker than you! You're actually trying to ghost-hack your own wife just to see what's on her mind?

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 3: The Infamous Mystery Hacker

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[3 The Infamous Mystery Hacker] This is a rare pleasure, Mr. Aramaki. What can the Foreign Ministry do for Section 9? What are these secret talks you've scheduled with the Gavel Republic for tomorrow? The usual. Foreign aid. The new government reopened the request after the revolution. They claim to be more democratic but they'll probably be as bad as the last bunch. Giving them money they don't earn will help nobody.

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 2: Opening Credits

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[2 Opening Credits] (We see what appears to be Kusanagi getting 'created' as the opening credits roll.) (Once finished, we see Kusanagi laying down, and opening her eyes, as if waking from a dream. She moves her fingers slightly.) (She gets up, gets dressed, and leaves.) === Read the previous chapter. Read the next chapter. Ghost in the Shell - Script For the sake of version control and in the interest of not having multiple versions floating about the Internet, please link to the pages on this site instead of copying the script elsewhere.

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Ghost in the Shell - Scene 1: Thermo Optic Camouflage

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
[1 Thermo Optic Camouflage]  (Text displays onscreen.)  "IN THE NEAR FUTURE - CORPORATE NETWORKS REACH OUT TO THE STARS, ELECTRONS AND LIGHT FLOW THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE. THE ADVANCE OF COMPUTERISATION, HOWEVER, HAS NOT YET WIPED OUT NATIONS AND ETHNIC GROUPS." === (Opens to a computerized view of airspace, with two objects moving towards a location.)  To all patroling air units. A 208 is in progress in the C-13 district of Newport City.

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Ghost in the Shell - Script

  • June 1, 2008
  • James Skemp
Description: Transcript of the movie Ghost in the Shell (1995) based upon a viewing of the English DVD release, using the English subtitles. I do not speak, nor understand, Japanese, so this is an American-version transcript. The first version will be based almost exclusively on a subtitle rip. As I'm able, I'll review the subtitles and supplement the transcript as possible. See also the Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence script.

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Mini-review of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society

  • July 21, 2007
  • James Skemp
My GitS: 2nd Gig knowledge is a bit rusty, so Solid State Society is definitely going to be one of those 'need to watch it at least twice' movies. It seems the movie takes place after 2nd Gig, and therefore, outside of the realm of the other two movies. For two years the Major has been working outside of Section 9, which seems a bit off, since I was under the understanding (perhaps just from the movies) that if they quit, they forfeit pretty much everything .

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 17: Control System

  • August 19, 2006
  • James Skemp

[17 Control System]

"'Who can gaze into the mirror without becoming evil? A mirror does not reflect evil, but creates it.'"

"Poetics, now? We're running low on ammo."

"'Thus, a mirror bears a glimpse, but not scrutiny.'"

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Scene 16: The Ship

  • August 19, 2006
  • James Skemp

[16 The Ship]

(Batou busts into the ship from above.)

"I'm in. Forward the vessel data. Download complete. You got my vision in your sites?"

"Recording now. Wouldn't miss my mentor's assault."

"You're a real smart ass."

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