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The Matrix: The Shooting Script

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Includes detailed scene notes by Paul Oosterhouse, assistant to the Wachowskis throughout the making of the movie.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 30th 2001 by Newmarket Press
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Hudson
Apr 11, 2013 Hudson rated it it was amazing
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The Wachowski brothers are, in my opinion, brilliant. Although I have seen this film countless times, reading the screenplay opened my eyes to details that I hadn't caught while watching the movie, and gave me a wider perspective on the entire world of the Matrix. This script is entertainment, education, and one hell of a ride into a virtual reality that will keep your eyes glued to each page, or should I say pixel, as you speed through dimensions and dimensions of metaphor, and life explanation ...more
Jevron McCrory
Jan 04, 2014 Jevron McCrory rated it it was amazing
An incredibly confident and highly intelligent screenplay for the movie that changed not only how movies are made but how we perceive them. Fucking ESSENTIAL!
Elise
Mar 28, 2013 Elise rated it it was amazing
Such a revolutionary and fun read. It's much less intimidating to read, and it's easier to pick up on details. Still love it and the rest of the movies even more.
Thiago Braun
Jan 31, 2017 Thiago Braun rated it it was amazing
É o script do filme que mais influencia e inflenciou a geração nascida nos anos 80 e 90. E possuí detalhes interessantes que não são óbvios no filme. Não, em vários trechos o script tem tanta narração e atenção aos detalhes que se torna quase um romance.
Paul Darcy
Jan 09, 2012 Paul Darcy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: screenplays
I think just about anybody on earth with access to some form or media knows about this movie. In fact I would almost bet that anybody savvy enough to be on the internet has, and who else would be reading this blog anyhow.

So I’ll skip telling you what this movie is like or about and cut straight to the review of this book, which is in fact the shooting script used to make the movie.

Why review a shooting script? Well, I’ve been working on my script’s first draft now since September and reading scr
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Nicole Pramik
May 30, 2014 Nicole Pramik rated it it was amazing
I think it might not be too far off to call The Matrix a film that defined a generation as well as proved that you can make an intelligent action movie. While some folks berate the subsequent films in the trilogy (I, personally, think they're good but not quite on the same level as the first), this first installment is a modern sci-fi classic in its own right.

As the title explains, this is the shooting script, which means it's the closest draft possible to the version utilized during actual film
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EvelioandZgroup
Jun 20, 2015 EvelioandZgroup rated it it was amazing
Though, yes, different from what you saw in the original movie (though very small things), but their script goes forth and allows the story and actual character development that flys clear and subtly. A good read for films, and great for fans of the series.
Kelli Horne
Dec 05, 2014 Kelli Horne rated it it was amazing
Shooting scripts are a great read for anyone interested in screenwriting. It broadens my perspective to compare the script to the movie or the movie to the script, and envision more precisely how the transformation occurred.
Paige
Feb 13, 2016 Paige rated it really liked it
Loved this!! The story was magnificent, such a cool concept.
Hamed
Aug 04, 2015 Hamed rated it it was amazing
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Sean-patrick Burke
Nov 19, 2014 Sean-patrick Burke rated it really liked it
Hello again Goodreads. Figure I'll get back into actually tracking my reading.
Sev
Aug 19, 2015 Sev rated it it was amazing
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One of the best Scripts I have ever read!!
Erik Graff
Oct 22, 2010 Erik Graff rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Erik by: Larry Santoro
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Lana Wachowski (formerly Laurence "Larry" Wachowski), with her brother Andy, are American film directors, screenwriters, comic writers and producers.
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