Steamboy ★★

a child wants to invent / an inventor is called a thief / a child is told stories about fathers / the father kidnaps the child / the narrative kidnaps the movie

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cops interrupt the child’s inventions, telling them stories about their daddy

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 the inventor can see the difference between what’s automated and what isn’t: one child calls to the wait staff for help, the other child ignores them. 

the inventor can see what to make invisible.

the inventor can see how to use what’s invisible

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automation is weaponized when it should be mobilized.

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the cop (automaton) does not shoot at the grandfather. the automaton is given the command to shoot at the grandfather. the automaton performs the action and continues to shoot at the child. the cop must be given the command to stop.

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the child never got to invent, protecting a ball their father told them to protect from their father.

the state declares sciences purpose to make people happy / happiness is made with a perpetual war / happiness is not what science is for.

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a child lifts a helmet and cries out, there’s a man in there / a man cries out, were inside my delusion.

the movie is swallowed in the delusion, performing the action s(equences) commanded by daddy narratives: salvation of the family (foundation corporation), the happiness of the family (the state) or protection of the family (the grandfather).

the movie drops from four to a three.

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a moral lesson of the movie is that “the soul of man was not prepared for such science yet. “

the movie drops from a three to a two. 

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the movie becomes a cop stepping into a child’s room and telling them daddy stories so that they don’t invent.