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The Matrix – 1999

The Matrix – 1999

“Neo: What is the Matrix?
Trinity: The answer is out there, Neo, and it’s looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.”

This revolutionary movie was made based on the concept, script and under the direction of the Wachowski brothers that appealed to audiences and critics alike not just because of its brand new camera settings (bullet time) based on digital technology, but also because of its original and thought-provoking storyline.

The Wachowskis created and elaborated this subconscious world where human beings are but a bio-battery to the smallest details. Colors and shapes also play an important part in the movie. Every object is an organic part of the vision/nightmare that the matrix represents… clothes, furniture, cell phones, staircases… and the vehicles.

There aren’t many car scenes in the movie but in the few minutes where it was required, it was a really original model that appeared on the screen: a 1965 Lincoln Continental.

From the model year 1960 on Continental shifted from the arched/winged shapes of the fifties to a more streamlined design including large straight surfaces with less chrome decoration.

1965 Lincoln Continental 4 door

With this model, Ford successfully aroused the interest of the market and pushed the Continental upmarket within the premium class. Actually as far up as the White House: even the President of the United States had one of these, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in a 1961 Continental Convertible.

But back to the movie and the scene about the dilemma of whether to take the red or blue pill:

“You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes!”

Neo picked red pill… But how long are YOU still sitting in a boring plastic bubble? Pick yourself a real car!

“Welcome to the Real World”

 

 

Publish: 2017-09-17 | Category: Movie cars