The Matrix

The Matrix The Matrix was a true end of the millennium movie a statement of the American Zeitgeist and a prognosis for the future of big budget Hollywood filmmaking Starring Keanu Reeves as Neo a compute
  • Title: The Matrix
  • Author: Joshua Clover
  • ISBN: 9781844570454
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Matrix
    The Matrix 1999 was a true end of the millennium movie, a statement of the American Zeitgeist, and a prognosis for the future of big budget Hollywood filmmaking Starring Keanu Reeves as Neo, a computer programmer transformed into a messianic freedom fighter, The Matrix blends science fiction with conspiracy thriller conventions and outlandish martial arts created with gThe Matrix 1999 was a true end of the millennium movie, a statement of the American Zeitgeist, and a prognosis for the future of big budget Hollywood filmmaking Starring Keanu Reeves as Neo, a computer programmer transformed into a messianic freedom fighter, The Matrix blends science fiction with conspiracy thriller conventions and outlandish martial arts created with groundbreaking digital techniques A box office triumph, the film was no populist confection its blatant allusions to highbrow contemporary philosophy added to its appeal as a mystery to be decoded Joshua Clover undertakes the task of decoding the film Examining The Matrix s digital effects and how they were achieved, he shows how the film represents a melding of cinema and video games the greatest commercial threat to have faced Hollywood since the advent of television and achieves a hybrid kind of immersive entertainment He also unpacks the movie s references to philosophy, showing how The Matrix ultimately expresses the crisis American culture faced at the end of the 1990s.
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  • Know that you are a slave LeoI mean Neo Oops The Red pill Or the Blue pill What only two choices Sounds like the reality we live in for sure The Red Team or the Blue Team Red politics or Blue Politics Communism or Capitalism Two choices Hmmm What about no bloody pill What about no choice What about no Government Anarchy Slow down Anarchy just means without rulers unlike, Monarchy, one ruler What about free will Forget choices and labels, decisions and crossroads Get off the road Get off the cons [...]



  • If you are looking for a superficial, easy reading analysis of The Matrix, try one of the countless other books on the subject In his analysis of The Matrix for the British Film Institute, Joshua Clover brings his wry wit and background as a pop culture guru to bear on the film s far reaching cultural implications.Clover s analysis invokes the work of many postmodern luminaries, not surprisingly focusing on Baudrillard and his simulation He drops the M Bomb on several occasions and trashes the f [...]



  • 90 ish page essay, its conclusions aren t as interesting as the methods for getting there Familiar and expected ground is covered postmodern philosophy, Neuromancer, Marxism, the nature of consciousness and 1999 are all given their due Smart and concise while hitting all the critical bases.




  • I liked Joshua Clover s 1989 and his Believer essay about the economic crash enough to check out his write up of the Matrix even though I ve always kind of disliked the movie, which makes probably an imperfect audience for this book, which focuses a group of films that came out in the pre millenial moment dot com boom that he describes as edge of the construct films Truman Show, Existenz, Dark City, Strange Days I like Clover s focus on the economic but I feel like his seeing the Matrix as a Mar [...]


  • The deeper meaning of The Matrix has been much debated since its release in 1999 The three most common have been that is about the ultimate struggle between man and machine, the brain in the vat i.e world as illusion paradox or the coming of the Messiah The last one is especially popular In one version, Neo represents Jesus, Morpheus represents John the Baptist and Trinity represents Mary Magdalene While all of these are appealing, I recently came across another which I prefer Joshua Clover in t [...]



  • Just read this for the 3rd time as I m teaching it again A great entryway to critical theory for early undergrads and written in enviable turns of phrase at nearly every turn.




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