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The 'Original' Matrix movie filmed in 1918
by Shy Guy Shawn,posted Jan 14 2010 8:25AM
I¬†remember way back when 'The Matrix' first came out in theatres. It was groundbreaking in everyway from its dazzling visual effects to its¬†futuristic and unique storyline. There's a reason its a popular all-time favorite amongst geeks everywhere with its Sci-fi undertones.
For the millions of us who have seen the movie (and its crappy sequels) and loved it, little did we know that this was actually a REMAKE¬†of a silent movie created way back in 1918.
Yea i dont know how we all missed that one, considering almost all movies that come out nowadays are just remakes of old ones. This is the first movie i know of thats a remake though of a movie THAT¬†old.
Back in the silent films era btw (1910's-1920's)¬†there was NO¬†sound. All of the dialogue that took place in the movie was done thru title cards. The music you would hear was performed live in the theatre by a pianist or such. Some of the silent movies that had 'sound effects' (for example:¬†Galloping Horses or Rolling Thunder)¬†were re-created live as well.
And to think you probably didnt expect to learn anything new today...
So with that said, i present to you "Matrix'. A Silent-Film Gem of the 20's which sparked a Sci-Fi Revolution 8 decades later.
It stars a popular film actor named Charlie Chaplan (he was like the Brad Pitt of the silent films era).
Watching this, who do you think plays the role of 'Neo' better?¬†Charlie Chaplan or Keanu Reeves?
THE ORIGINAL 'MATRIX' MOVIE¬†FILMED IN 1920
Good film-making done way back then huh?
Ok so you got me, its not¬†REALLY¬†a legit film from the sci-fi era (but a darn good recreation of one right?)
This piece of work is actually done by a Russian Actors' Group that call themselves "Big Difference".
They specialize mostly on Russian TV¬†show parodies but with the internet success of this 'Matrix' remake they may be on to something here (can you imagine MORE fake silent-movies taken from modern day blockbusters like 'Transformers' or 'Twilight' etc?)¬†I¬†hope theres more on the way in the coming months.
So for those Matrix Die-Hards who probably had a mini panic attack when you first heard your beloved movie may not be as original as you previously believed...you can rest easy knowing this is all just a funny joke / recreation.
Good thing they didnt do 'Star Trek' or some of you REALLY¬†woulda lost it!