Tuesday, January 17, 2006

 


Interesting story in the latest Rolling Stone (#992, Jan 26 '06) on the famously mysterious Wachowski brothers, creators of The Matrix films. I just got the issue today so I've barely had time to even skim it, but lets just say that there's a good reason why these guys like to stay out of the public eye.

Perhaps unsurprisingly all the elements of fetish that appear in the Matrix are near and dear to the heart of at least one of the brothers and apparently manifest themselves in his personal life. Of course all good filmmakers (and artists) put their obsessions into their work, and frankly the odder the better in most cases, as it leads to something more original than what some braindead hack like Michael Bay can contrive while thieving from every obvious source they can dredge.

Anyway, while I'm hardly the biggest Matrix fan, this is an interesting story so more on it once I've read the entire piece.

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