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The Matrix is one of the most popular films of the past 20 years and one that has aged particularly well. Not just in terms of its visual effects (which generally tend not to age well in movies), but also because of its filmmaking techniques.

Take for scene transitions for example. No one remembers The Matrix for its scene transitions. Few even noticed them in the film. But they are there, and they’re done extremely effectively by the filmmakers.

A new analysis by Patric Willems takes a specific look at the scene transitions in The Matrix and what makes them so effective. Be sure to also check out his analysis on The Matrix opening and why it works so well compared to other films.