Farewell, David

David Carradine portrait by Mark Berry  All rights reserved

Por todas las mañanas de infancia, por esa pinta de vividor de los que pisan a fondo que no conseguían ocultar sus personajes, pero sobre todo por demostrar que tras años de cine “malo” (o precisamente por eso), uno puede redimirse con quince putas frases.  

BILL: As you know, l’m quite keen on comic books. Especially the ones about superheroes. I find the whole mythology surrounding superheroes fascinating. Take my favorite superhero, Superman. Not a great comic book. Not particularly well-drawn. But the mythology… The mythology is not only great, it’s unique. 

THE BRIDE: How long does this shit take to go into effect? 

BILL: About two minutes, just long enough for me to finish my point. Now, a staple of the superhero mythology is, there’s the superhero and there’s the alter ego. Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker. When that character wakes up in the morning, he’s Peter Parker. He has to put on a costume to become Spider-Man. And it is in that characteristic Superman stands alone. Superman didn’t become Superman. Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he’s Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red “S”, that’s the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears – the glasses, the business suit – that’s the costume. That’s the costume Superman wears to blend in with us. Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent. He’s weak… he’s unsure of himself… he’s a coward. Clark Kent is Superman’s critique on the whole human race…

La foto es del set de Flickr de Mark Berry, Photographer & Graphic Designer, estupendo.

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