History Film / Casper

13th Mar '17 12:02:20 PM Random888
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** Mainly, the problem is that darn Duke Snider autographed baseball. Duke Snider began his baseball career in the 1940s, but ''everything'' else in the film suggests Casper lived sometime around 1900. The art direction gives a decidedly late Victorian/Edwardian look to the artifacts from Casper's lifetime. The trailer outright says, "for one hundred years, he has wandered the halls of Whipstaff Manor". Counting from 1995, this suggests the 1890s or so and further corroborates a turn-of-the-twentieth-century period for Casper's life. But where did the Duke Snider baseball come from? Did Casper acquire it some fifty years after his death? And when was that television (a color television, no less) installed?

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** Mainly, the problem is that darn Duke Snider autographed baseball. Duke Snider began his baseball career in the 1940s, but ''everything'' else in the film suggests implies that Casper lived sometime around 1900.1900. Rugg says Whipstaff Manor was "lousy fifty years ago", suggesting it was already in a state of disrepair in the 1940s, i.e. fifty years before the 1990s. The art direction gives a decidedly late Victorian/Edwardian look to the artifacts from Casper's lifetime. The trailer outright says, "for one hundred years, he has wandered the halls of Whipstaff Manor". Counting from 1995, this suggests the 1890s or so and further corroborates Manor", again suggesting a turn-of-the-twentieth-century period setting for Casper's life. But So where did the Duke Snider baseball come from? Did Casper acquire it some fifty years after his death? And when was that television (a color television, no less) installed?
13th Mar '17 11:53:09 AM Random888
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** Mainly, the problem is that darn Duke Snider autographed baseball. Duke Snider began his baseball career in the 1940s, but ''everything'' else in the film suggests Casper lived sometime around 1900. The art direction gives a decidedly late Victorian/Edwardian look to the artifacts from Casper's lifetime. The trailer outright says, "for one hundred years, he has wandered the halls of Whipstaff Manor". Counting from 1995, this suggests the 1890s or so and further corroborates a turn-of-the-twentieth-century period for Casper's life. But where did the Duke Snider baseball come from? Did Casper acquire it some fifty years after his death?

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** Mainly, the problem is that darn Duke Snider autographed baseball. Duke Snider began his baseball career in the 1940s, but ''everything'' else in the film suggests Casper lived sometime around 1900. The art direction gives a decidedly late Victorian/Edwardian look to the artifacts from Casper's lifetime. The trailer outright says, "for one hundred years, he has wandered the halls of Whipstaff Manor". Counting from 1995, this suggests the 1890s or so and further corroborates a turn-of-the-twentieth-century period for Casper's life. But where did the Duke Snider baseball come from? Did Casper acquire it some fifty years after his death?death? And when was that television (a color television, no less) installed?
13th Mar '17 11:52:09 AM Random888
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** Mainly, the problem is that darn Duke Snider autographed baseball. Duke Snider began his baseball career in the 1940s, but ''everything'' else in the film, particularly the art direction, suggests Casper lived in TheEdwardianEra or so. To add to the confusion, a direct-to-video "prequel" portrayed him becoming a ghost in ThePresentDay.
** The only possible explanation for the "prequel" is that after his father passed away, he was taken to the train. During the trip, time moves faster. After falling off the train, all the shorts and specials happen. Then he wanders to the town where he meets the boy Chris. Casper did say to Kat that he [[SecondHandStorytelling "didn't go where" he "was supposed to go"]], and he didn't. Though they can all be explained away by BroadStrokes and {{Hand Wave}}s.

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** Mainly, the problem is that darn Duke Snider autographed baseball. Duke Snider began his baseball career in the 1940s, but ''everything'' else in the film, particularly the art direction, film suggests Casper lived in TheEdwardianEra sometime around 1900. The art direction gives a decidedly late Victorian/Edwardian look to the artifacts from Casper's lifetime. The trailer outright says, "for one hundred years, he has wandered the halls of Whipstaff Manor". Counting from 1995, this suggests the 1890s or so. so and further corroborates a turn-of-the-twentieth-century period for Casper's life. But where did the Duke Snider baseball come from? Did Casper acquire it some fifty years after his death?
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To add to the confusion, a direct-to-video "prequel" portrayed him becoming a ghost in ThePresentDay.
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ThePresentDay. The only possible explanation for the "prequel" this is that after his father passed away, he was taken to the train. During the trip, time moves faster. After falling off the train, all the shorts and specials happen. Then he wanders to the town where he meets the boy Chris. Casper did say to Kat that he [[SecondHandStorytelling "didn't go where" he "was supposed to go"]], and he didn't. Though they can all be explained away by BroadStrokes and {{Hand Wave}}s.
13th Mar '17 11:27:06 AM Random888
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** Mainly, the problem is that darn Duke Snider autographed baseball. Duke Snider began his baseball career in the 1940s, but ''everything'' else in the film, particularly the art direction, suggests Casper lived sometime around 1900. To add to the confusion, a direct-to-video "prequel" portrayed him becoming a ghost in ThePresentDay.

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** Mainly, the problem is that darn Duke Snider autographed baseball. Duke Snider began his baseball career in the 1940s, but ''everything'' else in the film, particularly the art direction, suggests Casper lived sometime around 1900.in TheEdwardianEra or so. To add to the confusion, a direct-to-video "prequel" portrayed him becoming a ghost in ThePresentDay.
3rd Mar '17 4:58:08 AM axle-k89
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3rd Mar '17 4:50:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Carrigan is a blonde and definitely evil, being the main antagonist.
28th Feb '17 5:11:20 AM axle-k89
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** YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler:However, it only lasts until 10 p.m. the same evening.]]

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** YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler:However, it only lasts until 10 p.m. the same evening. Still, unlike many examples, at least Casper knew this beforehand.]]
28th Feb '17 5:10:33 AM axle-k89
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* SoProudOfYou: [[spoiler:After Casper gives up his chance of bringing himself back to life so he can do the same to Dr. Harvey, Amelia appears to him and tells him that his own father is very proud of him, not only for his noble act, but also because he fulfilled his father's dream of getting the Lazarus machine to work.]]
28th Feb '17 5:02:41 AM axle-k89
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* AllThereInTheManual: Dibbs's actual name is Paul Plutzker, which is revealed in the credits and DVD extra features. Amber and Vic's surnames are also revealed to be DePhilippi and Whitmire.



* AmusingInjuries: Dibbs accidentally banging his head soon after first entering Casper's father's lab.



* BlondesAreEvil: Carrigan is a blonde and definitely evil, being the main antagonist.



* BumblingSidekick: Dibbs is one to Carrigan, as well as being a ButtMonkey. When he tries to turn the tables on her, she seemingly kills him by pitching him out of a window.



* ClothingDamage: After going through Casper's father's machine to get to his lab, Dibbs's suit suffers a torn shoulder.



* DarkIsEvil: Carrigan tends to dress in mainly dark clothing.



* EurekaMoment: Dibbs and Carrigan get one when they realise, after stealing the red serum, they can get hold of the treasure [[spoiler:by killing themselves, stealing the treasure as ghosts and using the serum to come back to life.]]



* EvilLaugh: Carrigan. [[spoiler: Particularly in ghost form.]]
* TheExitIsThatWay: When James sees Casper for the first time, he tries to carry Kat out of the house...only to use the wrong door

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* EvilLaugh: Carrigan.Carrigan does a few of these. [[spoiler: Particularly in ghost form.]]
** On the night of the Halloween dance, soon after the partygoers first arrive, one of these is heard, freaking them out.
* TheExitIsThatWay: When James sees Casper for the first time, he tries to carry Kat out of the house...only to use the wrong doordoor.



* FantasticSlurs: The Ghostly Trio refer to humans (or rather, living humans) as "[[CallAHumanAMeatbag fleshies]]".

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* FantasticSlurs: The Ghostly Trio refer to humans (or rather, living humans) as "[[CallAHumanAMeatbag fleshies]]".fleshies]]" or "bonebags".



** Casper asks Kat if she would go to the Halloween dance with him if he was alive, and she responds that she would. [[spoiler:This does indeed come to pass at the end of the film, where Kat is left alon after Vic and Amber are scared off by the Ghostly Trio, and Casper, having temporarily been turned back into a human by Amelia for reviving Dr. Harvey, appears to Kat and dances with her, before she realises who he is.]]

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** Casper asks Kat if she would go to the Halloween dance with him if he was alive, and she responds that she would. [[spoiler:This does indeed come to pass at the end of the film, where Kat is left alon alone after Vic and Amber are scared off by the Ghostly Trio, and Casper, having temporarily been turned back into a human by Amelia for reviving Dr. Harvey, appears to Kat and dances with her, before she realises who he is.]]



* HeroesGoneFishing: Kat discovering Casper's old bedroom and trying to jog his memories by restoring it to its former glory.
** Dr. Harvey drunkenly singing karaoke in the bar scene with the Ghostly Trio watching.



* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Dibbs tells Carrigan during his KickTheSonOfABitch moment that if there's one thing he's learned from her, it's this, which he then proceeds to do.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:Dibbs does this to Carrigan after she dies and comes back as a ghost when he refuses to bring her back to life, bluntly telling her he's through with her.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: Amber and Vic break into Whipstaff on the night of the Halloween dance to upstage and humiliate Kat, only to get scared off by Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso pulling a MirrorScare on them.
* LastDisrespects: While Rugg is reading Carrigan her father's will, she refers to her father as "the old stiff" and a later line implies she was looking forward to his passing. Clearly someone who didn't like her father very much. It also works the other way around and the feeling was clearly mutual, because it seemed her father donated his fortune to charity and all Carrigan was left with was Whipstaff Manor, which was condemned.



* LightIsGood: Kat's outfit she wears for the second half of the film, which used to belong to Casper's mother.



* MoodWhiplash: The mood goes from ominous [[spoiler:when Carrigan comes back as a ghost in front of Dibbs]] to casual very quickly when it cuts to the bar where [[HeroesGoneFishing Dr. Harvey is singing karaoke]].



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Casper revealing to Kat where the treasyre vault is within his father's lab. Unknown to them, Carrigan and Dibbs are also in the lab and now know where the vault is.



* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Carrigan gets one when she starts crossing over, realising too late that Casper and Kat tricked her into doing it.]]

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* OhCrap: Dibbs when Carrigan starts the Range Rover and makes to run him down with it.
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[[spoiler:Carrigan gets one when she starts crossing over, realising too late that Casper and Kat tricked her into doing it.]]



* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Dibbs's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Carrigan is interrupted when she says, "And you have a flight to catch!" before sending him out of a window.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Amber and Vic pull one of these on the night of the Halloween dance after being scared off by the Ghostly Trio.



* SharpDressedMan: Dibbs is mainly seen in suits.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Dibs's fate is not revealed, though as he was pitched out of a window, he's most likely dead.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Dibs's Dibbs's fate is not revealed, though as he was pitched out of a window, he's most likely dead.
9th Jan '17 12:27:17 PM Twiddler
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* ''Casper's Scare School'' (2006): The latest incarnation of Casper. This movie sees Casper sent to Scare School to learn to be a proper ghost. He makes friends, gains the wrath of a bully vampire, and stumbles onto a plot that'll put the whole world of monsters in danger. Was [[SpinOff spun off]] into its [[WesternAnimation/CasperScareSchool own TV show]] which continues where the movie left off.

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* ''Casper's Scare School'' (2006): The latest incarnation of Casper. This movie sees Casper sent to Scare School to learn to be a proper ghost. He makes friends, gains the wrath of a bully vampire, and stumbles onto a plot that'll put the whole world of monsters in danger. Was [[SpinOff spun off]] into its [[WesternAnimation/CasperScareSchool [[WesternAnimation/CaspersScareSchool own TV show]] which continues where the movie left off.
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