The Oscars this year honored several stars that contributed to the entertainment industry. Among them, the Everything Everywhere All At Once film bagged 7 golden statuettes on Sunday night. The film was a complete surprise for the industry which swept many laurels at once. While many wanted to know about the director’s perspective on making such a terrific film, they did share their thoughts in an interview.
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The director of the film, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known as the Daniels opened up about developing the project as early as 2010 when the concept of the multiverse was still being explored. They shared their thoughts on how the animated sitcom, Rick & Morty influenced their work.
The Daniels Stopped Watching Rick & Morty Due to Their Similar Concepts
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The Everything Everywhere All at Once directors opened up about how their multiverse concept was influenced by several other concepts being explored across the world. One such multiverse thing happened to them while watching Rick & Morty.
While speaking with the Vulture about the film’s influences, Daniel Kwan opened up about how they felt left behind while developing the project as “everyone’s going to beat us to this thing we’ve been working on.”
Daniel Scheinert believed that the science-fiction series was the first that made them feel that way.
“It was actually hard to watch because we had already been working on the draft for a while. Watching the second season of Rick and Morty was really painful. I was like, ‘They’ve already done all the ideas we thought were original!'”
“It was a really frustrating experience. So I stopped watching Rick and Morty while we were writing this project.”
Even though several other projects influenced the hit film, their way of presentation was what made the film look like original content.
For the unversed, Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon created sitcom series that revolves around the misadventures of Rick Sanchez, a cynical mad scientist, and his grandson Morty Smith, who split their time between domestic life and interdimensional adventures across multiple timelines thus having a multiverse concept.
Everything Everywhere All At Once Dominated at The Oscars 2023!
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The 2022 masterpiece literally swept the Academy Awards this year by bagging 7 Oscars to home on Sunday night. They were nominated in 11 categories with the winning categories being Best Director, Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, and Editing.
This film made history at the Oscars with its nominations for different categories. Meanwhile, Michelle Yeoh who bagged the Leading Actress trophy became the first Asian woman to ever win in this category.
Not just at the Oscars, the movie has already won two Golden Globe Awards, five Critics’ Choice Awards (including Best Picture), and one BAFTA Award among several others.
The film is streaming on Netflix.