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Mort
10-11-2011, 06:52 AM
The Everything is a Remix series has come out with another episode. This time about the Matrix (http://vimeo.com/29996808).

It always surprises me how much is taken or influenced from something else.

I didn't know that my two favorite Animes were in that mix. Akira and Ghost in The Shell.

On a similar note, for you interested in the music side of this, check out this video about the worlds most important 6 second drumloop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SaFTm2bcac) :) Called the Amen break(beat) that's been used for around 40 years in all kinds of music, commercials etc. Pretty interesting, but the "video" is more a few scenes with voiceovers, you can listen to it while doing something else.

GonzoTheGreat
10-11-2011, 09:01 AM
A surprising number of movies appear to have stolen ideas from the Matrix.

Davian93
10-11-2011, 09:42 AM
The Matrix sucked.


There, I said it.

The first movie was decent and the second two pretty much destroyed the concept.

Zombie Sammael
10-11-2011, 09:53 AM
The Matrix sucked.


There, I said it.

The first movie was decent and the second two pretty much destroyed the concept.

The second two Matrix movies are way under-rated. They're actually both very deep and entertaining films. I think they suffered from (1) the complete inability to live up to expectations from the first one, when those expectations were so high and (2) very early on, it became popular to dislike them, not on their merits, but because it was so widely done.

Davian93
10-11-2011, 10:07 AM
No, they sucked and the 3rd one sucked royally.

Zombie Sammael
10-11-2011, 10:09 AM
No, they sucked and the 3rd one sucked royally.

No, they were good.

Davian93
10-11-2011, 10:27 AM
No, they were good.

Good...at sucking royally. ;)

Zombie Sammael
10-11-2011, 10:28 AM
Good...at sucking royally. ;)

Good at being entertaining sci-fi films, actually. ;)

Mort
10-11-2011, 11:07 AM
The Matrix sucked.


There, I said it.

The first movie was decent and the second two pretty much destroyed the concept.

I liked the first one, the second two were so so, but I don't have any particular strong feelings against them really.

ShadowbaneX
10-11-2011, 12:45 PM
You know what? The Matrix wouldn't have been nearly as good without that sound track. That sound track is awesome.

Also, I don't know what you guys are talking about. I mean there was only one Matrix movie...what are you guys talking about sequels?

Lastly, the vid itself, the Matrix was brought in to be a Hong Kong-style action/martial arts movie. Is it really any surprise that there are vastly similar elements? Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if the Stunt Coordinator's was the same guy or at least people that had worked together in the past.

Zombie Sammael
10-11-2011, 01:23 PM
You know what? The Matrix wouldn't have been nearly as good without that sound track. That sound track is awesome.

Also, I don't know what you guys are talking about. I mean there was only one Matrix movie...what are you guys talking about sequels?

Lastly, the vid itself, the Matrix was brought in to be a Hong Kong-style action/martial arts movie. Is it really any surprise that there are vastly similar elements? Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if the Stunt Coordinator's was the same guy or at least people that had worked together in the past.

You might not have heard, they made a couple of sequels. They were pretty good, you should check them out.

Uno
10-12-2011, 02:04 PM
I thought the first one was ruddy awful, mostly because of the fight scenes that went on and on and on. It looked like it was taken from a video game, which is strongly suspect is pretty close to the mark.

confused at birth
10-12-2011, 02:18 PM
Good...at sucking royally.

which is stupid as they could have gotten the money they wasted on the third one back if they had tried sucking royalty.

2 was ok 3 bored the hell out of me, one was only loved so much because all the stoners and geeks sat around saying it could be real how would you know if it wasnt

Crispin's Crispian
10-12-2011, 02:37 PM
On a similar note, for you interested in the music side of this, check out this video about the worlds most important 6 second drumloop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SaFTm2bcac) :) Called the Amen break(beat) that's been used for around 40 years in all kinds of music, commercials etc. Pretty interesting, but the "video" is more a few scenes with voiceovers, you can listen to it while doing something else.

That's pretty interesting. When you slow down the Amen Break, part of it sounds a lot like the Funky Drummer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L4gITE3nUc), which is the other hugely sampled breakbeat in hip hop and elsewhere.

I so totally want a sampler for Christmas.

ShadowbaneX
10-12-2011, 03:14 PM
You might not have heard, they made a couple of sequels. They were pretty good, you should check them out.
I stand by my original statement.

Mort
10-12-2011, 04:30 PM
That's pretty interesting. When you slow down the Amen Break, part of it sounds a lot like the Funky Drummer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L4gITE3nUc), which is the other hugely sampled breakbeat in hip hop and elsewhere.

I so totally want a sampler for Christmas.

They are often used together in songs :)

Mort
10-12-2011, 04:37 PM
Just because this is my thread, and I'm a big music lover, and sampler was mentioned, I'm gonna allow this:

Josie Charlwood on youtube plays Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc (http://youtu.be/izrL7pBdkaw) by herself with the help of a synthesizer and a sampler (basically). It's pretty awesome, she's done some other covers the same way as well. Check it out.