Sunday, 4 March 2012

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–355

This one probably won’t be too easy.

The Wachowski brothers, the makers of the Matrix trilogy, put in an insane amount of work in detailing their films. For this particular scene, how did they show that the person who had designed this training programme was a lazy programmer? Hint: The clue is in the clip itself!

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Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!


Two replies, and unfortunately, one of them is to this quiz. You need to SMS it in, folks! Anyway, here’s the answer. Watch carefully, and you will see that everyone other than Morpheus and Neo has a twin in the clip. This was done to show that the person who wrote this piece of code was lazy, and instead of writing codes that would make everyone unique, he just copy-pasted some parts, making two of each kind appear. To this effect, the Wachowski brothers actually spent two and a half days in Sydney searching just for twins for this scene!


  1. Everyone in the scene has a twin. To show that the guy who made it was lazy, they made it seem as if the guy just made two copies of everybody. To get that effect, the Wachowskis could've used CG. But no, they hunted down ppl who had a twin.

  2. 1. Oscar
    2. Mother India
    3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
    4. Tom Hanks
    5. The Godfather
    6. Satyajit Ray


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