One Trilogy to Rule Them All: “The Matrix is based on the 1968 East German play Wirklichkeit ist eine Illusion, also lassen Sie uns sprechen R?tsel, Eintragfaden-Polizei und Tanzkampf (‘Reality is an Illusion, so Let Us Speak Riddles, Shoot Police and Dancefight’). The original live production ended with a stunning dance sequence (set to Wagner’s Nightsong of the Gun Mechs) which the Wachowski brothers have set side in favor of a silly RoboCopesque sky-shooting fireworks display that resembles an inner-city New Year’s Eve celebration from the year 2214. ”

Also brilliant.

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