April 15, 2003
"the one"

So I was just checking out Philosophy & The Matrix, a part of the warner bros. propaganda site about The Matrix (now Reloaded). It's a pretty interesting site, in the way that r.e.m. is a pretty interesting band.

But the thing I can't take, I realized again, is the the phrase "the one," especially in quotes. Especially when "one" is capitalized, like the "the One."

Screenwriters/Authors take note: if you are tempted to include a "the One" in your script, don't do it. Don't even include a character that could be referred to as "the One" even though they're not.

It's stupid, it's juvenile. It's adolescent reductivism at it's worst. It makes your whole story and script seem ten times stupider than it is.

You have been warned.

Posted by illovich at April 15, 2003 04:01 PM

Whoops, too late!

Posted by: Chris on April 17, 2003 11:30 AM
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