File puptcrit/puptcrit.0603, message 61


To: <puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org>
Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 21:36:38 +1000
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] bunraku/matrix send-up


Domo, Grego, domo.
It was fantastic

Must catch up

Daniel

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Grego" <grego-AT-gregoland.com>
To: <puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 7:20 PM
Subject: [Puptcrit] bunraku/matrix send-up


> Late answering this, I was on the road.
> The ping pong clip is from an annual tv show in Japan that features
> amateurs doing illusion oriented skits. They're business men, students,
> and families, etc. On 8/16/'03, after the subject first came up here,
> I posted a more detailed explanation with a bunch of my own dumb
> comments and  links to more great clips from that show. I'll spare you
> the dumb comments this time, but geewiz, look at this:
>  Some are difficult to see, or involve obscure cultural references. But
> let me
> recommend a couple that you'll get a kick out of. Go to:
> http://www.ntv.co.jp/channel/kasoh/
> There you'll see a list of clips.
>
> #3 (2003-3--31) is the ping pong game.
> #4 (2003-1-1) shows a lovely bit of naked hand sculpture puppetry.
> #5 (2002-9-20) shows a schoolgirl walking, then bouncing and shooting a
> basketball. Wriggling along the floor next to her is a kuroko (black
> suited people like the ones you see doing Bunraku or moving props
> around in Kabuki) playing the part of her shadow. It manipulates an
> objetc that becomes the shadow of the ball. Uncanny. Downright spooky.
> Enjoy.
>
> -G
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