- Oct 23, 2005
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blade runner cinematic universe ???
So K(asper) is just a puppet and Keeper of the Treasure.The name Kasper probably comes from the ancient Persian meaning
"keeper of the treasure." Tradition holds, one of the three Magi who
visited the Christ Child was named Casper. This character also
existed in the "mystery plays" of the medieval Church.
The puppet Kasper has his origins in Italy's Commedia Dell'Arte. This
form of street performance started in Naples. Plays were generally
bawdy affairs. Performances could be veiled forms of political protest.
Pulcinella (the traditional clown-like character with white clothing, a
long white hat, and a black mask) is the precursor to Germany's
Kasper, France's Guignol, and Britain's Punch.
The puppet character actually named Kasper first appeared in Munich
in 1858 in a marionette play (The Enchanted Lily) by Graf Pocci. Like
his cousin Punch, the early Kasper used a slapstick to beat the Devil,
Witch, and Crocodile.
In 1920, Max Jacob introduced the form of Kasper Theater recognized
today. Kasper became a positive hero, eventually stopped using the
slapstick (except in Bavaria and Austria), and took on a more child-like
quality. This form is called the Hohensteiner style (after Hohenstein
Castle in Saxony where Max Jacob and his troupe lived and Kasper
performances were held).
I am the Arch-CyberPunk.call yourself a cyberpunk !
Ah, but is he not a special boy?Finally saw it so was able to read this thread's last few pages at last. I thought it looked impressive, with the enormous landscapes reducing the characters to insects to illuminate their isolation from one another. It's basically another lonely, sad sack male movie, observing that technology will become a substitute for interaction, social and even sexual, as we become more alienated. Bleakly amusing that K's belief he was a special boy was totally wrong! We all want to believe we have something that marks us out as worthwhile, BR 2049 says, nope, we might as well have been grown in petri dishes. Cheers for that emotional beatdown.
I don't believe that he is actually dead at the end of the film.Ah, but is he not a special boy?
Even when he discovers that he himself is not the Christ-child he sacrifices his own life to unite father and daughter in deference to the miraculous revealed--is that not to become 'more human than human'?
You: You’re in a desert walking along in the sand when all of the sudden you look down, and you see a tortoise, crawling toward you. You reach down, you flip the tortoise over on its back. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can’t, not without your help. But you’re not helping. Why is that?next time i go speed dating ima gonna pull that upside-down-turtle-in-the-sun routine, see what her reaction is ...
followed by the shoulder of orion monolog, à la drillbit taylorYou: You’re in a desert walking along in the sand when all of the sudden you look down, and you see a tortoise, crawling toward you. You reach down, you flip the tortoise over on its back. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can’t, not without your help. But you’re not helping. Why is that?
Her: [pause] Wait, did you get that from Blade Runner?