[EVA] [spoilers] Gainax, Hideaki, Evangelion, Time, Money
ayanami at merlin.net.au
Sun Oct 5 06:55:31 EDT 1997
At 03:54 PM 10/4/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I just rewatched episodes 21-26, and now that someone actually pointed it
>out to me, I noticed so much more reused cells and such. Considering
>their budget problems and time constraints, my respect for the ending, and
>how it was handled, is increased significantly. If you look at episode
>25, the majority of it is reused footage, and still black and white
>photographs. If I actually understood Japanese, I bet the impact would
>have been more significant.
>What's rather interesting about the reused footage, is that the dialogue
>for the scenes have been changed, but the mouths and the speech still fit.
>Rather nice dubbing job, if you consider it...
>In addition, I noticed that for the last 2 episodes, everything seems to
>take place on a stage. I don't know if this was mentioned earlier, but I
>think it makes even more sense as to the fact Shinji is on a stage, and
>thinking, contemplating about his existence, since it seems that a large
>number of people (including himself?) stopped existing on the physical
>Also, a bunch of friends noted that the sheet of paper that is shown
>shortly after the dream sequence, is the actual script of the dream
>sequence, and afterward, Shinji appears to be reading a book, looking up,
>and saying something to the effect of, "so, this is the reality" or
>something like that.
>Now, given this (which I don't know for sure, but am assuming), it's
>perhaps to signify that he has no freedom because he was part of a play of
>some sort... it was his life... and now he has broken out of that
>constraining straitjacket. Any comments about this? In addition, this
>sets the stage, I think, for evidence that everything that happenned to
>him, throughout the episodes, has just been a figment of his imagination,
>or something? Perhaps not.
>Anyhow, having rewatched the last few episodes again, I am deeply effected
>by its meaning. Maybe I'm looking too much into this... but I think not.
>Anyhow, comments are welcome... and look out for a new fanfic :)
I've always prescribed to the point of view that all of Eva was nothing
more than a figment of Shinji's imagination, utilizing people from his real
life in a fantasy reality that he has constructed to get away from the
humdrum of his ordinary life.
I've also thought about what may have lead to the creation of this
psychotic state. Considering everything leads down to Kaworu's death,
perhaps it may have something to do with the Kaworu of the real world in
which Shinji exists. Could Shinji have possibly killed (deliberately or
accidentally) this Kaworu, and escaped into madness because of it? The
possible reasons why could make an interesting post tv episode 26 fanfic in
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