The Matrix By Directors Lana And Larry VideoSide By Side - Keanu Reeves talks with Lana and Andy Wachowski The Matrix By Directors Lana And Larry
Lana Wachowski born June 21, and formerly known as Larry Wachowski  and Lilly Wachowski born December 29, and formerly known as Andy Wachowski  are American film and television directors, writers and producers.
They made their directing debut in with Boundand achieved fame with their second film The Matrixa major box office success for which they won the Saturn Award for Best Director. They wrote and directed its two sequels: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions both inand were involved in the writing and production of other works in that franchise. Their next film, Cloud Atlasbased on the novel by David Mitchell and co-written and co-directed by Tom Tykwerwas released in Michael Straczynskiboth debuted in ; the second season of Sense8 ended the series in and was Lana's first major creative undertaking without Lilly.
Since the series finale of Sense8the Wachowskis have been working separately on different projects: Lilly is writing and executive-producing Showtime 's Work in Progress with creators Abby McEnany and Tim Mason, while Lana is filming a fourth Matrix film planned forwhich she click with David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon.
Their father, Ron Wachowski, was a businessman of Polish descent. The Wachowskis attended the Kellogg Elementary School in Chicago's Beverly area, and graduated from Whitney Young High Schoolknown for its performing arts and science curriculum, in andrespectively.
Each dropped out before graduating, and they ran a house painting and construction business in Chicago. Beginning in they wrote several issues of Ectokid for Marvel Comics ' Razorline imprint created by horror novelist Clive Barkerwhich were credited to Lana.
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In the mids they went into film writing, including the script for Assassins inwhich was directed by Richard Donner and released in Warner Bros. Their next project was the neo-noir thriller Boundfor which they wrote the script and made their debut as directors. The film was well received for its style and craft,  and was noted as one of the first mainstream films to feature a same-sex relationship without it being central to the plot.
They completed The Matrixa science fiction action filmin The movie stars Keanu Reeves as Neoa hacker recruited by a rebellion to aid them in the fight against machines who have taken over the world and placed Measurement Kpis inside a simulated reality called "the Matrix".
The movie was a critical and commercial hit for Warner Bros. It won four Academy Awards, including for "Best Visual Effects" for popularizing the bullet time visual effect. The Matrix came to be a major influence for action movies and has appeared in several "greatest science fiction films" lists. After its success, the Wachowskis The Matrix By Directors Lana And Larry two sequels back-to-backThe Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutionsboth released in Matri The Matrix Reloaded received positive critical reception, although not on the level of the original.
Although profitable, it was slightly less so compared to the original film. During production of the first film, the Wachowskis and Spencer Lamm, who ran the film's official website, developed comics based on the setting of the film, which were published free of charge on the website. These and a few short Lanq were released in three series from towith several of them along with new material collected in two print volumes in and The Wachowskis themselves contributed "Bits and Pieces", a prequel to the movie that explains the origins of the Matrix, featuring illustrations by Geof Darrowthe movie's conceptual designer.
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