The Wachowski Brothers: Creators Of The Matrix (Famous Families) (英語) 図書館 – 2005/2/28
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Presents the lives and careers of brothers Larry and Andy Wachowski, screenwriters, movie directors, computer game inventors, and graphic novelists.
This book skims the surface of the Cinderella lives and passion of the reclusive Wachowski brothers, the creators of one of the most popular movie series in the world: The Matrix.
Born to a Polish-American family in Chicago, Andy and Larry Wachowski both graduated from Whitney Young High, a public magnet school known for its performing arts and science. Andy was admitted to Emerson College in Boston and Larry attended Bard in upstate New York. After only two years, both dropped out to start a construction business back home in Chicago.
When Roger Corman wrote the book, How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime, he had no idea that he would be the inspiration for one of Hollywood's most influential forces. After reading Corman, the brothers wrote the script that got them noticed. A B-horror film which was never produced called Carnivore.
After Carnivore, the duo wrote a movie that would become a cult classic and a hit with critics called Bound. It was a story centered around two women who steal money from organized crime. At this point, Joel Silver, the producer of the Matrix trilogy, started to think that the script handed to him earlier by the Wachowskis had the potential to be successful.
I liked the book. It is a clearly written, but maybe not so balanced account of two revolutionary people. There is a lot left out regarding the unpleasant aspects of the Wachowski saga, like the lawsuits for plagarism brought on by Comic book writer Grant Morrison and Sophia Stewart author of The Third Eye. If the claims are true it explains the quality differences between the first movie and the sequels.