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AND THEN THERE IS NO MYSTERY LEFT

Found footage filmmaking is hardly as niche or novel today as it was in the early 1980s. From hits like "Paranormal Activity" and "Cloverfield" and genre deviations like "Chronicle" and "Project X," found footage exists — for better or worse — in abundance.
KANEDA, TETSUO

Katsuhiro Otomo's legendary 1988 animated sci-fi feature Akira, a brutal film about a futuristic Tokyo gripped by unrest and corruption, a gang of rough-edged young biker punks, and the mysteries surrounding a group of children with terrifying psychic powers, delves deep into this stock element of so much action-driven fiction, probing at the seldom-touched origins of masculine violence with surprising poignancy.