Another good read from Soundonsight
Each and every month, we here at Sound On Sight dedicate the entire month to a specific theme. Sometimes we follow an event, an actor, a filmmaker and so on, as decided by our readers who vote on our monthly poll. February of 2013 was dedicated to actor Keanu Reeves. When the results came in, just about everyone was surprised that Keanu won over Steven Soderbergh, who finished a close second. But what has been even more surprising is that our Keanu Reeves marathon is without a doubt the most successful so far – driving in more traffic than the likes of Quentin Tarantino and 007.
Despite the fact that his acting has frequently been ridiculed as wooden, Keanu has always had a magical presence everywhere he appears, both on and offscreen. There is something to be said about a man who dropped out of high-school to follow his dreams of acting, and 27 years later, has worked alongside such great artists as Francis Ford Coppola, Gus Van Sant, Tilda Swinton, Al Pacino, Sam Raimi and more. He is the star of the best action film of the 90′s, Speed, the groundbreaking sci-fi mind-bender, The Matrix, and, one of the most important LGBT films ever made, My Own Private Idaho. That achievement has, in fact, granted him a Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, but more importantly, Keanu will forever be immortalized through his filmography. Love him or hate him, there is no one else quite like him.
Throughout the month, many articles and reviews have been published here at Sound On Sight. I myself, have already written about Speed and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. But I’ve decided to tackle a few more of his films that I absolutely love. Enjoy