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A Detective Story is an animated short film set in the universe of The Matrix. It is part of The Animatrix series. Traditional animation is blended with grainy photographic backgrounds to produce a very distinctive style. Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... The Matrix is a film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers (Andy and Larry). ... The Animatrix is a collection of nine CG and anime shorts set in the world of The Matrix, partly written by the Wachowski brothers. ...

A film noir style film in black and white, set in an unnamed city insome manner of alternate history, it follows the story of a down-on-his-luck private detective who receives an anonymous phone call to search for a hacker that goes by the alias "Trinity". The aesthetic of the piece is highly Art Deco and thirties-retro, with the computers blended with typewriters to give it an old-fashioned yet modern feel (compare Terry Gilliam's Brazil), and the phones using a rotary-dial system. The private detective Ash traces down the hacker Trinity (they communicate through allusions to Lewis Carroll's Alice books) only to be followed every step of the way by agents of the Matrix. While Trinity escapes, she has to shoot Ash, who might turn into an agent. Ash apparently dies, as he cannot overcome the Agents, especially not wounded. Nor would the agents let him live, having (possibly) learned about the Matrix. The story's resolution is left open-ended, similar to the ending of director Shinichiro Watanabe's Cowboy Bebop. Film noir is a film style and mood primarily associated with crime films, that portrays its principal characters in a nihilistic and existential world. ... This article is about the term as used in media and computing; for more specific uses, see Black and White. ... A detective is an officer of the police who performs criminal or administrative investigations, in some police departments, the lowest rank among such investigators (above the lowest rank of officers and below sergeants), a civilian licensed to investigate information not readily available in public records (a private investigator, also called... // Definition Common Contemporary Meanings Hacker is a term used to describe different types of computer experts, who employ a tactical, rather than strategic, approach to computer programming, administration, or security. ... Trinity is the central female fictional character in The Matrix universe, played by actress Carrie-Anne Moss in the films The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Terry Gilliam Terence Vance Gilliam (born November 22, 1940) is an Anglo-American film director and a member of the Monty Python comedy group. ... John Tenniels illustration for A Mad Tea-Party, 1865 Alices Adventures in Wonderland is a work of childrens literature by the British mathematician and author Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. ... Shinichiro Watanabe (渡辺 信一郎 Watanabe Shinichirō) is a Japanese director and writer. ... Cowboy Bebop (Japanese: カウボーイビバップ, but most often written in English, even in Japan) is an anime series by Shinichiro Watanabe that initially ran starting in 1998. ...

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Shinichiro Watanabe
Written by: Shinichiro Watanabe

The director and writer, Shinichiro Watanabe, is known for also writing and directing the Cowboy Bebop animated series and movie. He also directed the Animatrix short animated film Kid's Story. James Arnold Taylor (born July 22, 1969, in Santa Barbara, California) is a voice actor. ... Carrie-Anne Moss Carrie-Anne Moss, born August 21, 1967 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, is an actress who achieved worldwide fame following her appearances in The Matrix trilogy. ... Shinichiro Watanabe (渡辺 信一郎 Watanabe Shinichirō) is a Japanese director and writer. ... Kids Story is one of 9 short films in The Animatrix series that reveals more about the world of The Matrix. ...

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The Matrix Trilogy The Matrix | The Matrix Reloaded | The Matrix Revolutions
The Animatrix "Final Flight of the Osiris" | "The Second Renaissance" | "Kid's Story" | "Program" | "World Record" | "Beyond" | "A Detective Story" | "Matriculated"
Games Enter The Matrix | The Matrix Online | The Matrix: Path of Neo
Main characters Neo | Trinity | Morpheus | Agent Smith | The Agents | The Oracle
Secondary characters Apoc | The Architect | Bane | Cas | Cypher | Dozer | Ghost | Kamala | The Keymaker | The Kid | The Merovingian | Mouse | Niobe | Persephone | Rama Kandra | Sati | Seraph | Sparks | Switch | Tank | The Trainman | The Twins
Cast and crew Wachowski brothers | Keanu Reeves | Laurence Fishburne | Carrie-Anne Moss | Hugo Weaving | Geof Darrow
Other topics The Matrix character names | Matrix (fictional universe) | Original Soundtrack | The Matrix Revisited | The Ultimate Matrix Collection
Related articles Bullet-time | Cyberpunk | Digitalism | Martial arts film | Messiahs in fiction and fantasy | Virtual reality

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The Great Detective Stories (1927, 1946 ed.) by Willard Huntington Wright (11005 words)
In Doyle the detective story reached what might be termed a purified fruition; and the numerous changes and developments during the past two decades have had to do largely with detail, with the substitution of methods, and with variations in documentary treatment — in short, with current modes.
Reeve's stories, despite their failure to adhere to probability and to the accepted knowledge of recognized experimenters in the scientific fields, are at times ingenious and interesting, and there is little doubt that they have had a marked influence on modern detective fiction.
The subject-matter of a detective story — that is, the devices used by the criminal and the methods of deduction resorted to by the detective — is a matter of cardinal importance.
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