Everything Is A Remix: THE MATRIX

This is an interesting (awesome) video, but it’s hardly surprising, especially if you’re a fan of anime and kung-fu films. What surprises me is that there is no mention of Alex Proyas’s DARK CITY in this video, which I will explain below.

The Wachowski Brothers did good with the first MATRIX, and V For Vendetta was OK, but Hollywood bet on a bad, remixing horse: (Speed Racer anyone?)

Dark City (1998) vs The Matrix (1999) – On a story basis, they are great entertaining films in their own right and I adore them both; I have some fond memories attributed to these films. But my side-by-side comparison should reveal to you my point of straight visual style copycatting. It’s not a major deal to me or to anyone really, I just like the idea of giving credit where credit is due:

Coincidence? I liken the Wachowski’s to Troy Duffy, the working class man (bartender-cum-filmmaker) who was given the opportunity to make a movie but abused the privilege. Good story. Troy’s first feature remains a cult classic success to this day; you may have heard of THE BOONDOCK SAINTS? If so, you should also check-out the companion piece, OVERNIGHT a true behind the scenes rags-to-riches-to-rags story.

To sum this lesson in comprehension up; creation requires influence. Or; apparently, everything is a remix.

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~ by Fionnlagh on November 6, 2011.

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