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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 Matrix blends science fiction with conspiracy thriller conventions and outlandish martial arts created with g ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published June 12th 2007 by British Film Institute (first published June 12th 2004)
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Sep 06, 2007 Gregory rated it it was amazing
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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
Peyman Rastgoo (پیمان راستگو )
مورفئوس : میخوای بدونی ماتریکس چیه ؟ ماتریکس همه جا هست ، دور و بر ما حتی توی این اتاق , از پنجره که به بیرون نگاه می کنی یا تلویزیون رو روشن می کنی میبینیش وقتی میری سر کار وقتی میری کلیسا وقتی مالیات میدی احساسش می کنی دنیاییه که جلوی چشمت کشیدن تا حقیقت رو نبینی
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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
May 27, 2013 William rated it really liked it
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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take two red pills and call me in the morning.
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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
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I thought the book was great. It was the perfect balance of non-ficion and fition
Jul 10, 2015 Andy rated it it was amazing
Crucial analysis written by a poet! Like so much of Clover's prose, brilliant and beautiful.
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Awesome movie can't wait to read the book
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the most exciting novel and movies i have ever read and seen
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