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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 Matrixblends science fiction with conspiracy thriller conventions and outlandish martial arts created with gro ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published June 12th 2007 by British Film Institute (first published June 12th 2004)
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Ben Bush
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 ...more
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
Matrix = Marx+IT
and what is IT?? Information Technology
خیالی که ماتریکس است، همچون شبیه سازی بانوی قرمزپوش، برای هر خوآگاهی موجودیتی ویژه دارد؛ در کابوس واقعیت، هر انسانی واقعا تنهاست، منزوی در نیام خویش، نیرویش را تخلیه می کند. هر یک از انسانها کاملا از خود بیگانه است و به کار صرف تبدیل شده است.

90-ish page essay, it's 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.
تیکه‌های خوبی، نه در مورد فیلم ماتریکس، که در مورد دنیای سینما داشت
عبدالرحمن خضارى
the most exciting novel and movies i have ever read and seen
Awesome movie can't wait to read the book
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