Trivia: The original voice actors from the 1995 Japanese anime film and its sequel provided the dubs for their characters for the Japanese release.
Trivia: Before the film's release, there was some minor controversy in Western nations regarding American actress Scarlett Johansson being cast to play the lead role, as some viewed it as "whitewashing" given the series roots in Japan. Ironically, most Japanese audiences supported her casting, and even Mamoru Oshii, who directed the cult-classic original 1995 anime version of the story, spoke out in support of the film and stated that he thought the controversy made no sense and that Johannson was perfectly cast.
Trivia: The first movie cut version of the score for Ghost In The Shell was done by Clint Mansell, Kevin Riepl and Kiner, and Lorn. However due to test screenings, the majority of the work was dropped due to the audiences negative reaction towards the scenes with philosophical elements and the ending of the film. Thus Lorne Balfe was ask to do the replacement score for the new cut of the movie and the movie score soundtrack by Clint Mansell was canned. Yet in both versions, Kevin Kiner's music was stilled used. However, for legal reasons, the complete score for the film will never be released. Despite that, Lorne Balfe's music work was released of late December 2017 through Facebook by wav download link.
The Major: You are not defined by your past, but for your actions.
Aramaki: Don't send a rabbit to kill a fox.
Dr. Ouelet: We cling to memories as if they define us, but they don't. What we do is what defines us.
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