It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

   – Herman Melville


Economic-modelling Process

The problem with market-driven art-making is that movies are green-lit based on past movies. So, as nature abhors a vacuum, the system abhors originality. Originality cannot be economically modelled.

The template for “The Matrix,” the Wachowskis recalled, had been “Johnny Mnemonic,” a 1995 Keanu Reeves flop.

~ Lana Wachowski, “Beyond the Matrix” by Aleksandar Hemon