1999 seemed to be a cultural accumulation point in many ways, and it led to some very interesting trends and creations. This great video examines why so many movies from 1999 seemed to revolve around the same central premises and constructs.
Coming to you from Now You See It, this fascinating video takes a look at movies from the year 1999 and finds the common threads between them, examining what they were and how they came to be. I found it particularly interesting, as I had never really noticed such a common foundational construct between seemingly disparate films, and I certainly had not made the connection to the prevailing culture at large. There was a perception of relative stability around this time period, but a lot of art (not just film, but music and more) tended to look beyond this sort of veneer of comfort in an attempt to shine a deeper (and perhaps truer) light on the dynamics and state of being, both small and large. These artistic trends of a sort of macroscale introspection of society and human existence and meaning collided with prevailing popular culture to coalesce into a widescale phenomenon of attempting to break free from the monotony, the artificial reality. Check out the video above for more on the topic.