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54 Star Starred
Aero Theatre
Between Euclid St. and 14th St. 1328 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403
323-466-3456
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Description

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 in English, 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. 

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