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'The Matrix' and 'Monsters Inc.': Mirror Movies?

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'The Matrix' and 'Monsters Inc.': Mirror Movies?

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'The Matrix' and 'Monsters Inc.': Mirror Movies?

'The Matrix' and 'Monsters Inc.': Mirror Movies?

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The science-fiction action film The Matrix and the animated Monsters Inc. may belong to different genres, but they have a striking similarity: both tell the story of an alternate universe fueled by the efforts of humans who are unaware that they are doing the fueling. NPR's Bob Mondello offers his thoughts on the subject.

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