Cult "Matrix" for 15 years. 15 interesting facts

The day before, on March 31, marked the 15th anniversary of the movie "The Matrix", which has become a cult classic, and set a new benchmark in special effects kino.Podborka the most interesting facts about the movie. The film was shot Wachowski brothers, who hatched the idea of ​​"The Matrix" for many years. No accurate information when it decided to create its own Wachowski world inspired by the concept of Socrates about the cave and "simulacra and simulation" by Jean Baudrillard. It is unlikely that the authors will be able to give an exact date or even during his own life, as often even their interviews contradict each other.
In addition to the philosophical ideas, sometimes difficult to understand, the Wachowski inspirational books, including "Alice in Wonderland," "Occupation" by Isaac Asimov, and Japanese anime and movies with martial arts.
In the movie "The Matrix" present an incredible amount of references to different religious sources, philosophical ideas and movements, historical events.

1. "The Matrix" was the second film the Wachowski brothers. Debut was film "Contact," which the young director made to prove their aptitude film producer Joel Silver, who previously bought their script "Assassins." Then the brothers talked about their main job. The producer liked the idea, but trust the shooting of such a complex project for young people with no experience, he could not. Audiences and critics met "Communication" positive response and Silver gave a "green light" to "The Matrix". However, this distrust of the young directors did not end there. Wachowski expected to receive about $ 80 million to stage the film, but the studio has approved the budget picture is 8 times less than the amount requested - only 10 million. After receiving the money, the brothers decided to take a chance and put them completely in the first ten minutes of the film, which ultimately studio was so impressed that the rest of the money the brothers received without any problems.

2.Proby. When selecting the actors who are ready to take part in the film, to create unprecedented turmoil. For example, directors in the role of Neo initially saw Johnny Depp. But his role was rejected by the studio, which wanted to give the lead role Brad Pitt or Velu Kilmer. Also, in the samples was attended Tom Cruise, Ewan McGregor, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicolas Cage and Will Smith even black. On the role of Morpheus claimed Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, and this role was offered to Sean Connery, but he refused it because it did not understand the script. In the role of Agent Smith Wachowski wanted to make French actor Jean Reno, but he chose to star in "Godzilla." And Laurence Fishburne, Jada Pinkett Smith and Anthony Wong agreed to star in the film without reading the script.

3.Matritsa as a modern retelling of religious motives. It was very similar to the classic idea of ​​Plato's "myth of the cave," in which the whole world of the senses is defined as an illusion, and people living inside the "cave" of Plato, did not realize it. Despite the fact that the plot of "The Matrix" in many respects similar to the novel by William Gibson's "Neuromancer", a significant part of the movie somehow sends the viewer to biblical grounds. Introduced in the film as the last bastion of humanity, the underground city of Zion, which is inhabited by, people came out of the matrix, is present in the Bible - the mountain, the place of the Last Supper, the burial place of King David. In the Psalms of Zion - a symbol of loyalty and resistance. Finally, it is here, according to the Bible, gather the righteous. "Neo" - from the Greek meaning "chosen". In the final scene of the film Neo as Jesus ascends to heaven, having completed their mission on Earth. Morpheus in the movie - the ancient Greek god of dreams Morpheus. It is worth noting that the emblem of the god Morpheus are double gates, one of which leads to the world of false dreams, and the other - in the world of dreams real. Analogy: Morpheus offers Neo a choice of two pills.

4.Vpechatlyayuschie shooting a scene with a helicopter almost led to the closure of the project, because the crew did not bother to obtain the necessary permits and violated several laws, flying in helicopters over the no-fly airspace. Subsequently, however, the laws have been changed in order to continue filming.


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