The Matrix (BFI Modern Classics)

The Matrix (BFI Modern Classics)

Joshua Clover


The Matrix (1999) was once a real end-of-the-millennium motion picture, an announcement of the yankee Zeitgeist, and a diagnosis for the way forward for big-budget Hollywood filmmaking. Starring Keanu Reeves as Neo, a working laptop or computer programmer remodeled right into a messianic freedom fighter, The Matrix blends technology fiction with conspiracy mystery conventions and outlandish martial arts created with groundbreaking electronic concepts. A box-office triumph, the movie was once no populist confection: its blatant allusions to intellectual modern philosophy further to its attraction as a secret to be decoded. 
Joshua Clover undertakes the duty of deciphering the movie. Examining The Matrix's electronic results and the way they have been accomplished, he exhibits how the movie represents a melding of cinema and games (the maximum advertisement risk to have confronted Hollywood because the creation of tv) and achieves a hybrid type of immersive leisure. He additionally unpacks the movie's references to philosophy, exhibiting how The Matrix ultimately expresses the drawback American tradition confronted on the finish of the 1990s. 

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