Saturday, May 17, 2003

Bad Interpretation

Note to readers: In case you hadn’t figured this out yet, there are good ways and bad ways to interpret movies. This is a bad way. “Some high-profile crimes since the movie’s 1999 release have allegedly been committed without any obvious motive other than attempts to escape The Matrix.” Warner Brothers says that “any attempt to link these crimes with a motion picture or any other art form is disturbing and irresponsible.” WB have joined the criminals in being just a touch disingenuous. Life imitates art, after all&#8212but you’re still not allowed to shoot your father. Obviousman, please call your office. (Tom Jackman, “Escape ‘The Matrix,’ Go Directly to Jail: Some Defendants in Slaying Cases Make Reference to Hit Movie,” The Washington Post, Saturday, May 17, 2003; Page A01)

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