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Adapting Philosophy: Jean Baudrillard and "The Matrix Trilogy"
This booklooks at the ways in which The Matrix Trilogy adapts Jean Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation, and in doing so creates its own distinctive philosophical position. Where previous work in the field has presented the trilogy as a simple ‘beginner’s guide’ to philosophy, this study offers a new methodology for inter-relating philosophy and film texts, focusing on t ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 15th 2009 by Manchester University Press
(first published 2009)
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Sep 18, 2014 thegift rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
very interesting on the matrix trilogy, with which i a very familiar, and work of jean baudrillard- with which i know only in passing. is it possible to do philosophy in images not words, is it possible to elaborate discussion rather than simply illustrate or provoke, is fidelity a pressing concern with an author-less text, these are some of the questions posed in a very good work that does not simplify or unduly amplify issues and realization of a favorite movie.