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01/08/2011

I wonder why Carrey made so few smart films.

Besides all the VFX paraphernalia and cult following, one of the biggest The Matrix’s (Wachowski Brothers, 1999) achievement was putting a lot of teenagers to read. Yeah, amazingly as it sounds, a lot of instant fans of the movie (including myself) were dragged to cyberpunk genre books, like William Gibson’s Neuromancer (highly recommended) and one little philosophical treatise from the 80’s: Simulacra and Simulation, by Jean Baudrillard.

Quoting Wikipedia, Simulacra and Simulation is most known for its discussion of images, signs, and how they relate to contemporaneity. It’s said that the Wachowski brothers required all the cast from The Matrix to read the book as an essential piece to understand the script’s motivation.

Teenagers reading (no matter what they were reading) inspired by a science-fiction cult movie full of guns and leather costumes.

Awesome shit.

So, why the fuck is there a quote from Jim Carrey in The Truman Show (Peter Weir,1998) as the title of this post?

And here is a picture to make that point as clear as possible.

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