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Volatility and Flexible Bodies

Steen Ledet Christiansen

Steen Ledet Christiansen is Associate Professor of English at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research focuses on popular visual culture, particularly film and the burgeoning field of post-cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Drone Age Cinema : Action Film and Sensory Assault

I.B.Tauris, 2017

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...We have already seen how much contemporary action cinema depends on eliciting bodily sensations and engaging our perception in new ways. The result is a different sense of embodiment, a topic I have already begun to broach in earlier...

Interactive Entrapment beyond Plato, Popcorn, and The Matrix

Aleks Wansbrough

Aleks Wansbrough is Lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts at University of Sydney in Australia. He has written popular and academic articles concerning the tragic in relation to film and philosophy. He is also the editorial manager of the Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Capitalism and the Enchanted Screen : Myths and Allegories in the Digital Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Linda Escobar Olszewski, “Beyond the Shadows,” Psychology Today (July 16, 2018). https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/drifting-adulthood/201807/beyond-the-shadows.“Despite being written in 540 BC, the parable of the cave is quite...

The Matrix

100 Science Fiction Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2013

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...DIRECTOR Andy and Larry (Lana) WachowskiPRODUCER Joel SilverSCREENPLAY Andy and Larry (Lana) WachowskiDIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Bill PopeEDITOR Zach StaenbergMUSIC Don DavisPRODUCTION DESIGN Owen PatersonMAIN CAST Keanu Reeves, Laurence...

Biomorph:The Posthuman Thing

Jacking In to the Matrix Franchise : Cultural Reception and Interpretation

Continuum, 2004

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...The Posthuman The Matrix series is a multimedia reflection on the relationship between human beings and machines, between flesh and metal. In many ways it is yet another version of the old story of the battle between the two types...

Fascist Redemption or Democratic Hope?

Jacking In to the Matrix Franchise : Cultural Reception and Interpretation

Continuum, 2004

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...“Comprehension is not requisite for cooperation.”“[The Matrix Reloaded] is suspicious of salvation narratives. It’s deeply anti-dogmatic. The critics haven’t figured that out yet, but the scholars will get to it.”Despite millions of words...

Introduction

William G. Doty

William G. Doty is a retired Professor of Humanities and Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. He has published 16 books and over 70 essays in a wide range of academic journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jacking In to the Matrix Franchise : Cultural Reception and Interpretation

Continuum, 2004

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...The Matrix changed the way we see things.Welcome to a series of discussions of one of the most widely viewed entertainment-culture productions of our decade: the Matrix franchise. The year 1999 saw the first episode, then 2003 brought both...

Studying the Matrix

Anna Dawson

Anna Dawson is a media education specialist, film journalist and Lecturer in Cinema Studies at Nottingham Trent University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auteur, 2008

Focused Study

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...“Anna Dawson feels that The Matrix is far more substantial than it first looks and her enthusiasm for the film is not only valuable but ultimately infectious.” -TES 2003 saw the release of two sequels to the surprise 1999 hit, The Matrix...

Is Neo White? Reading Race, Watching the Trilogy

Jacking In to the Matrix Franchise : Cultural Reception and Interpretation

Continuum, 2004

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...African American philosopher, Tommy Lott, author of The Invention of Race, has recently termed the Matrix trilogy the greatest contribution to contemporary Black cinema. Lott’s comments strike us as odd, if not misplaced. Although the films...

Religion, Community, and Revitalization: Why Cinematic Myth Resonates

Jacking In to the Matrix Franchise : Cultural Reception and Interpretation

Continuum, 2004

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...In 1999, four professors, including myself, from a small, Christian, liberal arts university in eastern Tennessee, sneaked out of our hotel rooms one evening, piled into one car, and hurriedly drove several miles to see The Matrix. We were...

Strange Volutions: The Matrix Franchise as a Post-Human Memento Mori

Jacking In to the Matrix Franchise : Cultural Reception and Interpretation

Continuum, 2004

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...You had poked your head or what you thought was your head out of dreams or clouds unable to sustain such a steadfast belief in a mirror of mercy and were witness to the implacable spectacle of the diaspora of entire nations, thousands upon...