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Johnny Mnemonic
ARYA
2010-04-18 08:37


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-q1CdRhEMw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-q1CdRhEMw

ShadowSpark
2010-04-19 14:47


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I like the movie. I'm saving up to get it on DVD.
ARYA
2010-04-21 12:02


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I recently viewed a terrific dvd called
No Map for These Territories that is all William Gibson talking about his world and literary views. Fascinating stuff, although he did not mention anything about JM, it may give a viewer a glimpse of the cyberpunk genre.
ShadowSpark
2010-04-21 14:29


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Hmmm......Maybe I'll see it, not sure though.
ARYA
2010-08-14 00:20


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SELvTJCKFH0

Most excellent HQ trailer. View it full screen if you can.

The Household Cat
2011-09-05 21:39


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The film is very 90s. Hardcore. I dig the cyberpunk stuff. It's a really weird genre and it was in full bloom at the time. I remember that in 2000 when the Expo 2000 was around, in Germany there was this weird cyber animation series and I would watch it. It's a fascinating idea. Reality and virtuality mix in a weird blend. It's a speficic kind of science fiction.
Gina
2011-09-05 22:18


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It's a shame I haven't watched it yet, cause Gibson is one of my favorite writers.
The Household Cat
2011-09-06 07:24


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I have never read anything by him, to be honest. XD I don't know... I liked the film because of its weirdness.
LucaM
2011-12-18 05:51


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http://brightwalldarkroom.tumblr.com/post/14225118649/keanu-reeves-week-johnny-mnemonic-1995

I'm not gonna start defending the movie all over again; it is what it is, it could have been so much more if left alone and not meddled with by the studio; it proves once again that W.Gibson's cyberpunk stories are unfilmable except for when the Wachowskis use them as one of the inspiration sources for The Matrix .... it's been discussed here http://www.whoaisnotme.net/forums/view.php?threadid=54, and at IMDb in a thread that has probably been deleted long ago...

anyway.
posted the link because of this:
I mark the running time in my notes and write: “Keanu’s shoulder-sway walk-away is still the total ish.” Have you seen the man walk? I refer you to Point Break, when he fights that gang of surf-thugs on the beach; to Speed, when he saunters into that coffee shop near the beginning of the film; and finally back to 46:36 in Johnny Mnemonic, when Keanu’s shoulder-sway escape still makes me want to tackle that sleepy robot-surfer and let him lecture me about Hamlet over a chalupa and some cinnamon twists.

yup.

BlueGem
2012-01-13 13:01


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Thanks for the link, LucaM. I agree with the writer about the shoulder-sway walk- away, he's about got that patented. Gets me everytime. Although if Keanu is going to lecture me about Hamlet, it sure ain't gonna be over a chalupa.

Anyway, I just watched the film and I liked it. Yeah, it sure could have been a lot better - so much potential wasted, the casting was hilarious, and it alternated between cheesy and classy, but I liked it anyway. Keanu's "I want room service" rant is a classic! If teh fisssshhhh want emoting instead of wooden face, well, look no further. He really lets it rip! And the cyberpunk stuff is great.

I just heard the other day on a credible media source that governments are using trained dolphins to do underwater clandestine reconnaissance...so I guess maybe "Jones" isn't so unbelievable after all.

It will be fun to watch this film in 2021, I think.

ARYA
2012-04-27 03:55


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http://youtu.be/78kcBkxY8Bk

http://youtu.be/78kcBkxY8Bk

Joke
2012-07-23 02:16


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There's a short segment about Johnny Mnemonic at about 4:45

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMaeymb4mBM

I.R.A.
2012-08-07 12:47


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I think this was the first Reeves movie I've seen. (Well, I watched Young Again yesterday and realized that I have seen it a reeeeeally long time ago, just completely forgot all about it). I remember that I was madly in love with Johnny Mnemonic. It was such a cool movie. And Johnny was so out of place, hanging out with Jane and Low Teks, and they are like "chill dude", and he's in his suit and can barely stand on his feet and his time is running out.

It's kinda cheesy, yes, but it will always have a special place in my heart :) I mean, it's Johnny Mnemonic, are you kidding me?

Also, excuse my being a total fangirl, but Keanu has the pretties eyebrows in this film :") And for some reason he looks even more handsome with all the dark circle under the eyes and all that. Like at the end of Johnny Mnemonic and during that Lucifer scene in Constantine. I don't know. I think I'm being weird now.

ARYA
2012-08-07 21:46


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I have both the dvd and blu-ray. On both of them right after he says "hit me" and starts to put in the retainer, I hit the back button and it goes directly to "hit me". Doing that dozens of times, well, that is weird. :) Weird and wonderful.
I.R.A.
2012-08-07 22:01


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Ehehe ;)
LucaM
2012-08-08 00:35


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And for some reason he looks even more handsome with all the dark circle under the eyes and all that. Like at the end of Johnny Mnemonic and during that Lucifer scene in Constantine. I don't know. I think I'm being weird now.

yeah, damaged and haunted looks really good on him ;)

... and to paraphrase the Chesire Cat, we're all (more or less) weird here. In a good way, of course ;)


Freya
2013-04-27 09:00


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http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/news/a476739/keanu-reeves-film-johnny-mnemonic-to-become-tv-series.html
LucaM
2013-04-27 18:41


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Johnny Mnemonic itself was a short story, at its origins. To write the 90 minutes script, W.Gibson had to borrow heavily from two of his other novels (Neuromancer and Virtual Light).
And now a team of writers want to stretch that into a tv series? ... I'm afraid to think how that will look like :(
marivicbartolata
2013-04-29 18:50


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was it the same thing "shoulder-sway walk- away" he did in something's gotta give during that kitchen scene with diane keaton when he invited her for dinner in a charming handwritten note, he then executed that charming turn and walk away. he was so gorgeous in his blue shirt and khaki pants, even more delectable when he turned that way...also seen that in sweet november...i thought i was the only one who noticed it....
LucaM
2014-05-26 03:31


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