5 thoughts on “The Matrix

  1. 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

  2. The Matrix, Joshua Clover
    عنوان: ماتریکس؛ نویسنده: جاشوا کلاور؛ مترجم: محمد شهبا؛ تهران، شهر کتاب؛ 1386؛ در ده و 152 ص؛ شابک: 9789643634834 ؛ موضوع: در باره فیلم ماتریکس سال 1999 – قرن 21 م

  3. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 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

  4. 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.

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