Fast & Furious 6
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Inside Llewyn Davis
Because "Cloud Atlas" didn't piss away enough money.
Nov 16 - 12:14 PM
Exactly. If this one bombs like Cloud Atlas did... well, I've said before they'd be doing straight to video movies soon.
Nov 17 - 05:42 PM
Cloud Atlas was independently funded, their aim was not to make a lot of money. It was to make an enjoyable experience and translation of the book. Reviewers didnt like it who cares, many viewers including myself did
Nov 17 - 07:24 PM
Since when was the German government considered "independent"? It was made outside of the Hollywood studio system but was financed by German government dollars and at least two German studios. The Wachowskis "independently" contributed 7 million to the hundred million budget.
Nov 19 - 11:18 AM
Steven, even if it was independently funded, those who put money in it would have loved to get some of it back. And good that you enjoyed it, I thought it was nothing but overly pretentious garbage.
Nov 19 - 04:01 PM
The Wachowskis . . . two polish brothers who made a one hit wonder with THE MATRIX that was totally plagiarized from The Happy Man a short-story by Gerald W. Page . . . The Happy Man reads and sounds exactly like The Matrix.
excerpt: "It's a pretty good one. We provide him with a completely fictitious, a totally unreal world in which he will be happy."
"How can anyone be happy like that? I prefer reality."
Blomgard smiled. "Yes, to a larger extent than he does, you do. Or you like what you think of as reality." He picked up the clipboard again and studied the papers on it. "His dream world is one that is designed for his happiness. In it, he sees everyone else as inhabiting the dream-coffin. And he pictures himself as a rugged individualist, going about trying to destroy such a civilization. And of course, he is practically a lone wolf. Not completely, for he would not be happy that way. The man is an underdog."
"I guess it's best," Sherman said.
"It is," the doctor replied, seriously. "We have no right to take his life; nor do have the right to destroy his personality, however much that personality may be offensive to us. And since most inhabitable planets are, unfortunately, inhabited before we ever get to them, we have more urgent colonies to establish where we can find room. No, this is best. We give him a dream based exactly on his psychological needs; a compensation, so to speak, for the real life we take away from him. For most people only have the right to pursue happiness. In return for a normal life, we've given him a guaranteed happiness."
Nov 19 - 09:08 AM
Gordon, nothing is truly original and everything is mostly a derivative of something else. If anything, they probably never even read that story that you are talking about and probably come upon the concept for "The Matrix" Independently. They have, however, acknowledged that some of their main influences come the manga/anime movie "Ghost in the Shell", the "Brain in the Vat" philosophy, and the works of Philip K. Dick ( who is by far the most influential science fiction writer of the 21st century)just to name a few.
But you are also right about thing that is undeniable: They are one hit wonders.
Nov 19 - 11:19 AM
hate to be that PC guy especially regarding Cloud Atlas but its The Wachowskis...A Polish Brother and Sister...Now.
To help back Myron's point! Obviously the Matrix was a huge rip off of William Gibson's Neuromancer.
Nov 20 - 02:13 PM
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