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Talking Head (hybrid movie)

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Alternative title:
トーキング・ヘッド (Japanese)
Genres: mystery
Plot Summary: On March 14, 1932, an American, George Eastman, acknowledged his wishes about the disposal of his property in the presence of his lawyer. Shortly after the lawyer left, he shot himself to death. The true inventor of the movies was Louis Amie Augustine Le Prince. On September 16th, 1890, after visiting his siblings in Dijon, he got on a train going back to Paris and nobody ever saw him again. Neither his body, nor his luggage were ever found. And, the Great "Grand" George Melies. Melies produced a staggering 4000 films between 1896 and 1914. In the 1930 Melies was sighted at a kiosk in the Montparnasse station with his second wife. He was making a living by selling souvenirs. He died on June 21st, 1938. This is the ominous shadow creeping up behind the history of motion pictures ... Talking Head, directed by Rei Maruwa.
Running time: 105 minutes
Vintage: 1992-10-10
Premiere date:
1992-10-10 (Japan)
Insert song:
"Talking Head" by Kayo Ishū
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DVD (Region 1)
    Mamoru Oshii Cinema Trilogy - The Red Spectacles / Stray Dog / Talking Head (Sub.DVD) 2003-11-04 (from $239.99)
    Mamoru Oshii Cinema Trilogy - The Red Spectacles / Stray Dog / Talking Head (Sub.DVD) 2004-03-16 (from $399.99)
    Mamoru Oshii Cinema Trilogy - The Red Spectacles / Stray Dog / Talking Head (Sub.DVD) 2006-11-28 (from $99.95)
    Talking Head (Sub.DVD) 2003-11-04 (from $78.45)
    Talking Head (Sub.DVD) 2004-03-16 (from $105.39)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Screenplay: Mamoru Oshii
Music: Kenji Kawai
Character Design: Haruhiko Mikimoto
Mecha design: Shoji Kawamori
Sound Director: Shigeru Chiba
Animation producer: Mitsuhisa Ishikawa
Associate Director: Kazunori Itō
Background Art: Hiromasa Ogura
Effects: Yūsuke Takeda
In-Between Animation:
Noriko Kiyohara
Shiho Nakamura
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Theme Song Composition: Kenji Kawai
Theme Song Performance: Kayoko Ishū

Fumihiko Tachiki as Gen Handawara
Keishi Hunt as Kazumaro Itō
Mako Hyoudou as The Ghost
Tomoko Ishimura as Tamiko Kobayashi

Fumihiko Tachiki as Handahara 
Hiroko Kaneko as Secretary
Hiroo Oikawa as Kiyokazu Morita
Hisayoshi Izaki as Hiroshi Kitakubo
Kei Mayama as Aya Yasuda
Koichi Asuka as Shōichi Yamashita
Kōichi Yamadera as Shinichirō Ōtsuka
Kujira as Tsuya Yasuda
Mako Hyoudou as Customer 
Mayumi Tanaka as Shijimi Shiba
Natsumi Sasaki as
Chie Sasaki
Shinichi Ishihara as Ken Kawai
Shō Nobushi as Shinichi Unoyama
Takashi Matsuyama as Toshiki Tahara
Tesshō Genda as Trailer Announcer
Toshiki Kameyama as Producer
Yoshikatsu Fujiki as Jirō Itano
Zenchu Mitsui as Yasuo Handa
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Tatsunoko Production
Production: Bandai Co., Ltd.
Soundtrack: Pony Canyon
English staff
English companies
Distributor: Geneon Entertainment Inc. (North America; 2003)
Licensed by:
Bandai Entertainment (Expired)
English cast

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