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Location scouting

Started: 2007-08-27 21:44:05

Submitted: 2007-08-27 21:53:56

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I was vaguely aware that The Matrix used locations in Sydney for the city and buildings, but I didn't know how close I was to Trinity's dramatic roof-top rescue. This evening I broke out my copy of The Matrix and fast-forwarded to the exterior shots. I took this photo less than a block from my hotel, reflecting BT Tower behind me:

Building on Market Street in Sydney

This is a frame grab from The Matrix, showing Trinity careening towards the same building:

Trinity in The
Matrix

A second later, the wounded helicopter is about to crash into BT Tower, across Market Street from the building I photographed above. The thin blue line is the Sydney Monorail; the horizontal street is Market Street and the intersection at the right is Kent Street. People are walking along the eastern approach to the Pyrmont Bridge starting from the helicopter blade heading to the left. I walked by this building, along this street, most nights on my way to supper.

Market
Street, Sydney in The Matrix

Everyone I'm sure, knows that when something goes wrong somewhere,
anywhere, anytime it is automatically SCOTT'S FAULT. Your dog ran away?
SCOTT'S FAULT. Your car won't start? SCOTT'S FAULT. Your power got
shut off because you forgot to mail the check? Yep, once again, SCOTT'S
FAULT. It is very similar to the "six degrees of separation" theory.
Somehow everything can be tied back to Scott.
- Renee Galvin, 25 October 2000