July 19, 2002
Are we living in a Matrix? Do I give a fuck?
I'm still on page 47 of Simulacra and Simulation. I started reading it again after not picking it up for a while.
And from There is No Spoon, comes this link to The Simulation Argument.
It all makes my brain hurt. Maybe I need to start doing Ginko speedballs or something. Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's Dogstar deprivation.
I can't think..
I'm so glad I caught this little article from Counting Down (via keanuweb)
Keanu Reeves talked to The Sunday Times about the philosophy behind his character, Neo:
Reeves winces and often tugs at his hair, clearly pained by having to explain Neo's motivation -- a messiah by default which, in many ways, echoes his own awkward approach to celebrity.
The actor read the pre-existentialist philosophy of Nietzsche, the willpower theories of Arthur Schopenhauer and the empiricist teachings of David Hume to create Neo's mindframe.
"All of this is synthesised into 'how to be' and the kind of character Neo is in terms of how he views the world -- in terms of how he asks questions," Reeves said.
"He is always saying 'What is truth?' and he is searching for his life. He rejects fate and he doesn't want someone else's destiny.
"In terms of an academic discussion, I don't have the facilities to do that. In terms of a contrast and compare -- the Nietzsche in Superman, or Neo as reluctant hero or messiah -- I can't do that. Larry Wachowski could do that. I can't do that."
Because, frankly...I sure couldn't either.
| from inside the mind of krix at July 19, 2002 11:11 AM
Don't you just love his frankness and humility? And the way he tugs at his hair? Damn! *sigh*
I don't even have to see the interview, to picture it in my mind's eye. I love the way he speaks and expresses himself. Oh, and don't even get me started on the hair thing. I have a whole folder of pictures designated to the "Hair Thing"
It's a little over my head, but Keanu never is. He's such a sweet man...
I think his humility prevents him from letting on just how much he does understand. I have checked out the books that are mentioned in this article, if he got past the introduction he got further than alot of other people did I bet.
Picked this up over at Matrixfans.net Have you seen it? It might help.
Thank you for that link, Tyler.
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