The Matrix: What Went Into The Mix

With a series of three films, director Kirby Ferguson has been gradually making the case that “Everything is a Remix.” In doing what they do, artists collect material, combine and transform it, and eventually mold it into something unique, though not entirely new. Ferguson has traced this idea through literature and musicfilmmaking, and technology/computing. And while we wait for the fourth and final installment in the series, we get a little treat to tide us over — a six minute look at the cinematic origins of the 1999 sci-fi action film, The Matrix. Made by Robert Wilson and with the help of some crowdsourcing, this fun video identifies 24 films that influenced The Matrix. They’re are all listed below the jump. Consider watching the clip in a wider format here.

0:27 – Fist of Legend (1994)
0:38 – Tai-Chi Master (Twin Dragons) (1993)
0:44 – Fist of Legend (1994)
0:48 – Tai-Chi Master (Twin Dragons) (1993)
0:53 – Drunken Master (1978)
1:02 – Fist of Legend (1994)
1:09 – The Killer (1989)
1:19 – Fist of Legend (1994)
1:21 – Iron Monkey (1993)
1:31 – Once Upon A Time In China (1991)
1:36 – Fist of Legend (1994)
1:41 – Tai-Chi Master (Twin Dragons) (1993)
1:45 – Philip K. Dick Speech (1977)
2:18 – Strange Days (1995)
2:24 – Akira (1988)
2:30 – Total Recall (1990)
3:24 – Alice In Wonderland (1951)
3:42 – The Killer (1989)
3:53 – A Better Tomorrow (1986)
4:05 – Ghost In The Shell (1995)
4:32 – Akira (1998)
4:39 – Koyannisqatsi (1982)
4:49 – Dr. Who: The Deadly Assassin (1976)
5:10 – Ghost In The Shell (1995)



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  • http://mrlaulearning.blogspot.com Mr Lau

    Nice work

    Worth adding are:
    Blade(1998)
    Drive (1997)
    And as it’s already been stated, the Yuen Wo Ping choreography is bound to be remixed, he was the original choreographer for many of the Jet Li films.

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