The film "The Matrix" occupies the 14th place in the top twenty films since 1992






Name Neo (Neo) - an anagram of the word "elect» (one).




When Neo is reprimanded for being late, window cleaner wipes lather with the outer surface of the window glass in the office of his scraper. Streaks on the glass strongly resemble running from top to bottom rows of symbols by which the operator observes the Matrix.




Themselves as symbols on computer screens consist of inverted letters, numbers, and Japanese kanji katakana letters.

In the room where Neo is waiting for Oracle, on the TV show giant rabbits. Since Neo received a message early in the film that he must follow the white rabbit, it symbolizes that he is on the right track. White rabbits also refer us to "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll.




Actor Will Smith turned down the role of Neo to star in the film "Wild Wild West". Will this decision regrets so far.

Also considered for the role of Neo Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and Val Kilmer. But after Kilmer and Pitt refused, the choice stood between Depp and Reeves. As a result, the role went to Keanu.

Attentive viewers will be able to notice the date on one of the monitors at the very beginning of the film - February 18, 1998. Toward the end of the picture displayed on screen is a different date - September 18, 1999. Thus, the events described in the film, held for 19 months.




Jean Reno was very close, to play the role of Agent Smith. But turned down the role, but instead played in the movie "Godzilla."

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Morpheus was offered the role of Sean Connery, but he refused because that totally did not understand the script.



The name refers to Morpheus Morpheus - god of dreams in Greek mifilogii. In "The Matrix," Morpheus' ship called "Nebuchadnezzar" -from the name of the king of Babylon. According to legend, the king tried to understand the meaning of his dreams.

The inscription on the ship «Mark 3.11» is the number of verses of Scripture from the Gospel of Mark: "Unclean at the sight of him fell to their knees and cry: Thou art an heir of God».



In the words of the boss Neo in the beginning of the movie is hidden fat hint at future ability to Neo: "You think you're special, Mr. Anderson? And the rules are not written for you? »



Trinity means "trinity." Therefore, the number of the room in which it is at the beginning of the film, - 303.



A number of apartments Neo - an anagram of the word "one" (first elected, number one) - 101.



It was initially supposed to receive $ 80 million for the production of the film, but the studio Warner Brothers has allocated only 10. After receiving the money, Larry (Lana) and Andy Wachowski have decided to completely enclose them in the first ten minutes of the film (the scene with Carrie-Anne Moss). The result is so impressed with the studio that the remainder of the money they received without any problems.



In the movie "The Matrix" protagonists use mobile phone Nokia 8110.



For the first 45 minutes of the film performer Keanu Reeves says only 80 lines of text, 44 of them - questions. Moreover, for the first time to announce more than four consecutive sentences he was allowed only in the final speech before the most titles.



Before the start of filming of "The Matrix" leading actors trained as much as 4 months, learning the basics of martial arts. They did not expect such loads and are fully confident that for practice enough for a few weeks.



Before shooting all the actors involved in the lead roles, and the main members of the crew must necessarily have to read the book by Jean Baudrillard, "Simulacra and Simulation". This book is a popular critical theories attempting to explain where "reality", and where, in fact, "simulacra" and "simulation". From it, at the beginning of the film Neo gets a computer disk.



From the film deliberately removed the blue color to show how dark is the world of the Matrix.



In an interview with Andy and Larry (Lana) Wachowski admitted that they would prefer the blue pill, if they had a choice, like Neo.



Shooting a scene with a helicopter nearly led to the closure of the project, as the crew had violated several laws, flying in helicopters to fly through the closed airspace Sydney. Subsequently, however, the laws were changed in order to continue filming.



Shooting a scene with a helicopter nearly led to the closure of the project, as the crew had violated several laws, flying in helicopters to fly through the closed airspace Sydney. Subsequently, however, the laws were changed in order to continue filming.



At the stage of "Woman in Red" in which Neo Morpheus holds through computer simulation matrices were involved set of twins to tout all the time repeating the program.



The film "The Matrix" occupies the 14th place in the top twenty films since 1992, according to Quentin Tarantino, and Tarantino said the film took 2nd place in the list, but the second and third parts, according to the director, "destroyed mythology paintings "so the film took only 14 th place in the ranking.
Initially, the scene in which Neo dodges bullets, wanted to shoot the old-fashioned, using mannequins and various technical devices. However, once spent several kilometers of film and a lot of dummies, it was decided to resort to computer graphics. For this has been specifically developed a new computer program that after the picture rental has become an object of dreams for many high-budget filmmakers paintings.

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