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2 Keanus by Charisse L'Pree

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What I learned by taking 30 years of Keanu Reeves movies seriously for In Media Res.

Images:
1.) Buddy Keanu: Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), My Own Private Idaho (1991); both images feature Keanu Reeves and costar (Alex Winter, River Phoenix)
2.) Cop Keanu: Point Break (1991), Speed (1994); both images feature Keanu Reeves pointing a gun at his target.
3.) Classic Keanu: Bram Stokers Dracula (1992), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Little Buddha (1994); Each frame features a closeup of Keanu in the role.
4.) Thriller Keanu: Johnny Mnemonic (1995), The Devils Advocate (1997); Both frames feature Keanu looking into the mirror, resulting in multiple Keanus.
5.) Romantic Keanu: A Walk in the Clouds (1995), Feeling Minnesota (1996): Both frames feature Keanu locked in a kiss with his costar (Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and Cameron Diaz)
6.) Matrix Keanu: The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003); Text over background of green matrix lettering
7.) Teammate Keanu: The Replacements (2000), Hardball (2001): Both frames feature Keanu talking to his teammates
8.) Supernatural Keanu: Constantine (2005), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008). Both frames feature Keanu in a suit reaching upwards in an act of salvation
9.) Kao Keanu: 47 Ronin (2013), Man of Tai Chi (2013). both frames feature a closeup of Keanu's face as he prepares to battle, in 47 Ronin he holds a stick in hand with his hair in front his face, in MOTC, his hair is cut short and he is staring at the camera with an open mouth primal scream.
10.) December Keanu: Generation Um (2012), Knock Knock (2015). in both frames, Keanu is driving two younger women, one in the front seat and one in the back seat staring through the two front seats
11.) John Wick Keanu: John Wick (2014), John Wick Chapter 2 (2017), John Wick Chapter 3 Parabellum (2019). each frame gets progressively closer, JW1 features a full bodied Keanu walking towards the camera, JW2 features a mid shot with Keanu pointing a gun, and JW3 features a closeup of Keanu's torso running through the rain.

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