The 2022 movie debuted on the streaming platform Netflix company NFLX that may have been used Tesla Inc TSLA Executive Director Elon Musk As inspiration for a character. Here’s what investors, musk enthusiasts, and movie buffs should know.
what happened: The Netflix movie “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” featured a character who may resemble Musk and is linked to his takeover of the social media platform Twitter.
Miles Bron’s character is a tech billionaire with interests in space exploration and cars, two sectors that Musk has malfunctioned in real life. played before Edward Norton In the movie, Bron is portrayed as someone who stole ideas and took credit for items he wasn’t behind.
film director Rian Johnson He recently shared with Wired that Musk may have been the inspiration for the character.
Johnson told Wired that he wrote the script during the COVID-19 lockdowns, before Musk announced his plans to buy Twitter. The film’s director joked that he didn’t know about it ahead of time, but viewers can see similarities between the behavior of tech billionaires both in fiction and in real life.
“It’s very strange. It’s very strange. I hope there isn’t a secret marketing department at Netflix funding this acquisition of Twitter,” Johnson said.
According to Johnson, the character of Miles Bron drew his characterization from Musk and other tech billionaires.
“There’s a lot of general stuff about this kind of tech billionaire that they’re right into. But it clearly has a strange relevance almost to the exact present moment.”
The interviewer joked that the next Knives Out movie could be about the downfall of Twitter.
Twitter downfall. Didn’t I, Johnson replied jokingly.
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Why is it important: Musk is the CEO of Tesla, but his role as co-founder of the company has been controversial. The discussion in the movie of the ideas and companies the entrepreneur gets credit for could have parallels to how some view Musk in real life.
The movie “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” was shown in US cinemas AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc AMCAnd the Cinemark Holdings, Inc. CNK And the Mine for one week becoming the first film to play in all three theater chains.
The movie was added to Netflix on December 23 and is now available to all subscribers of the streaming platform.
News of a movie personality loosely based on tech billionaires like Musk followed the Netflix hit “Don’t Look Up,” which also took inspiration from some big names.
The character of Peter Isherwell is played by the actor Mark Rylance Who noticed that he studied musk, Steve JobsAnd the Mark Zuckerberg And the Jeff Bezos for his physical appearance and portrayal.
“I looked at all these guys. I probably should have gone for this more technical California thing. But I went for something a little different. I’ve read Elon Musk’s book — about half of it,” Rylance said.
Musk was a huge spark of personality, and Rylance said people like the CEO of Tesla have “lofty ideas” and can seem dangerous.
“I’ve certainly thought a lot that mentality of men and technology is the greatest thing in the universe, that nothing else is a higher power, and whatever nature throws at us, we’ll deal with it. You get that impression with Elon Musk. They think they’re going to save humanity. I think they’re dangerous. I think they’re dangerous.” “.
While Musk has been the inspiration for many fictional movie characters, he has also found himself the subject of a future movie. Legendary biographer Walter Isaacson He is working on a book about musk. Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs became the source for the 2015 film about the legendary Apple company AAPL Co-founder with Michael Fassbender Depicting jobs on screen.
book from Ashley Vance The name “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future” has been used as a source for many documentaries.
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