« Mthey called me to tell me that these guys, the Wachowskis, wanted to meet me. The script for the movie was amazing so I went for it. They showed me some sketches of their vision, a working version of the bullet time, it was very exciting… And then we continued chatting in the parking lot in front of their offices, we shook hands – they told me they wanted me to practice for four months before the shoot. With a big smile, I told them, “Yes.” And this is how it went *! A parking lot, a handshake… and a changed fate for Keanu Reeves. On this New Year’s Day 1997, at the age of 33, the actor has just signed, without knowing it, the role of his life: Thomas Anderson, alias Neo, the savior of a reduced humanity. slavery in …
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The power explained by the series
Who has never thought about the rise of populism in front of an episode of the Machiavellian Game of Thrones or Baron Noir? Or the merits – or not – of transparency in politics by watching Borgen? As for the planetary success of La Casa de papel, does it not reflect the rise of “anti-system” thinking in our democracies? More pragmatically, what do the great contemporary stories that are the series teach us about power, its issues and its games, on the way in which we conquer it and keep it?
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How ‘The Matrix’ Saved Keanu Reeves