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Robert Longo created a new version of the movie, entirely in black-and-white.

When I saw the first version of the black-and-white film, I was just so happy. It was so much closer to what I imagined it to be, for sure. I knew turning it black-and-white would get it closer to where I imagined it from the very beginning. In my work, I take inspiration from films like Alphaville (1965), La Jetée (1962), things like that. A lot of black-and-white movies are not really black-and-white. They’re kind of gray. The contrast is really pumped up now (in this cut) so it’s very black-and-white.

Keanu Reeves – Johnny Mnemonic

You see that city over there? That’s where I’m supposed to be. Not down here with the dogs, and the garbage, and the fucking last month’s newspapers blowing back and forth. I’ve had it with them, I’ve had it with you, I’ve had it with all this – I want room service! I want the club sandwich, I want the cold Mexican beer, I want a $10,000-a-night…

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William Gibson was very unhappy with what became of this adaptation of his own story. Despite being credited as the sole screenwriter, he has insisted for years that it wasn’t his screenplay that was ultimately produced.





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Cinema, short for cinematography, is often used to refer to the industry of films and filmmaking or to the art of filmmaking itself. The contemporary definition of cinema is the art of simulating experiences to communicate ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty or atmosphere.

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