Monday, May 12, 2003

Keanu Reads

Gotta give them credit for trying to get even the stars to catch up on Philosophy 101. ‘For “The Matrix Reloaded,” which dabbles in notions of chance and fate, Reeves’ assigned reading also included essays on willpower by Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and Hume. “They wanted me to be thinking about things like that and evolutionary psychology,” Reeves said. “That whole aspect of free will and choice: What are you? What is fate? What are you compelled to do?” ’ (Colin Covert, “Brain candy: ‘Matrix’ heroes face many challenges in making film,” Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 11, 2003) Wonder if any of it will take.

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Hmm, he did play “Siddartha” once upon a time, too. Is Keanu Reeves’ perpetual blank slate towering cluelessness of the Bill & Ted variety, or Buddhist Enlightenment? We ponder, you decide.

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