Friday, November 07, 2003
Bleating the Matrix
Mr. Lileks has seen Matrix Revolutions. And he basically liked it. As frequently, he offers a commentary with humor and flashes of true insight (don’t trip over the formatting glitches). And some great hits on fatuous movie interpretation and the limits of computer animation. ”Trust me, Harry—what someone believes is of great consequence. And if your society believes nothing it ends up making its last stand in the Temple of No Particular Belief System with the squiddies hammering on the door, possessed of a terrible certainty: they believe you should die.” If you’ve never read James Lileks (or if you have), you’re in for a treat. Don’t miss the concluding paragraphs.