PSYCHO-PASS

Words cannot describe how excited I am to start Psycho-pass, it’s next on my list and will most definitely require a full day of duvet and tea so I can marathon it out. From what I’ve read online it’ll be something like a combo of Dredd’s weaponry / themes of future oppression and surveillance meets Minority Report’s ideas of violence and punishment for future crimes that are yet to happen. Let’s hope my impression is right!

This post is just a quick collection of Psych-pass content before I begin and to give you fans some great imagery and videos.

The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person’s state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term “Psycho-Pass” refers to a standard used to measure an individual’s being. The story centers around the “enforcement officer” Shinya Kougami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world. In the future, it is possible to quantitatively measure a person’s emotions, desires, and every inclination. In this way, it is also possible to measure a person’s criminal tendency factor, which is used to judge criminals.” myanimelist.net

Confessions

I recently watched a film called confessions, it made me think of this module, because I went through a journey of feelings which were all evoked by music and lighting. I wanted to find a specific clip, but couldn’t. I really recommend watching it because it’s a great film with a gripping storyline. And it creates a sense of dread throughout the film and then twists that in the end. I won’t give too much away but heres the trailer.

There is also a great scene in this video, which reminds me of my piece. The boy has a backwards ticking alarm clock, he hates life and wants to go back to time when his mother was there, it is referenced throughout the film, and then when certain events happen (don’t want to spoil it) the clock stops, and then it starts ticking forwards, then it cuts to a shot of his eye. You can see parts of this clip in this video. I couldn’t find the original scene. This video also shows the beautiful use of slow motion in the film.

not to mention the beautiful use of music and screen space usage which make this film so amazing.