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The Matrix - The Matrix The Matrix is a science fiction movie about artificial intelligence computers replacing mankind. I believe that this movie is a common type of display from the media is common paranoia so that they can get a reaction from people and sell their story. In the case of The Matrix, the movie dazzles people with awesome special effects using modern computer technology, which I find ironic. I find it self-conflicting and hypocritical for the media to use modern computer technology for their own good to show people how bad technology is....   [tags: Argumentative Movie Film Matrix Essays]
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Movie The Matrix - Movie The Matrix      What is considered to be a great movie. I think all movies are, in there own way, great. Practically all movies are created by following certain elements. These basic elements are as follows: story, writing, drama, acting, sound, editing, movement, and cinematography. For the most part, all these elements go hand in hand, almost every movie, usually, has a certain balance between the elements. Different movies may focus on different elements in which make that particular movie more appealing than others....   [tags: Film Movie Matrix Essays]
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Movie The Matrix - Movie The Matrix In 2002, Brent Staples communicated with Jean Baudrillard about the use of his philosophy in The Matrix (1999), a film written and directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski. Staples wrote, “He [Baudrillard] noted that the film’s “borrowings” from his work “stemmed mostly from misunderstandings” and suggested that no movie could ever do justice to the themes of this book”. In this paper, I will argue that the Wachowski Brothers did not want to “do justice to the themes of this book”; they wanted to adapt Baudrillard’s theories about the blurring of the real and unreal, and the eventual extermination of the real, into a story that provides hope for humans wanting to escape the suffocation of the “hyperreal”....   [tags: Movie Film Matrix Films Essays] 2572 words
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The Cave and the Matrix - The Cave and the Matrix Movie critics and philosophers alike agree that the movie “The Matrix” is indeed based upon certain Platonic themes from Book VII of The Republic. In this story entitled "The Allegory of the Cave," he describes a dark underground cave where a group of people are sitting in one long row with their backs to the cave's entrance. Chained to their chairs from an early age, all the humans can see is the distant cave wall in from of them. The shadows of statues held by unseen ‘puppet handlers’ reflect on the walls from the light of a fire that is also out of sight of those in the cave....   [tags: Plato Republic Matrix Movie Philosophy Essays] 991 words
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The Characters in The Matrix - The Characters in The Matrix The Matrix (Wachowski & Wachowski 1999) is a battery powering an unending chatter of thought, images, productions, and discourse. In the film, a stabbing needle penetrates the black plug mounted on the back of a human skull, and the mind is overwhelmed by the matrix, an extensive simulacral world that, to its unknowing inhabitants, is in every way the same as reality, and to those merely passing through, is a sinister, green-tinted prison. The film sets, by dialogue and symbolism, a place for analysis, theology, theory, philosophy, and criticism that accommodates any stance within a language of freedom, choice, perception, reality, simulation, mind, computer code, and body....   [tags: The Matrix Science Fiction Movies Film Essays]
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The Matrix - <a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites It is easy to confuse the concepts of "virtual reality" and a "computerized model of reality (simulation)". The former is a self-contained Universe, replete with its "laws of physics" and "logic". It can bear resemblance to the real world or not. It can be consistent or not. It can interact with the real world or not. In short, it is an arbitrary environment....   [tags: essays research papers] 1347 words
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The Matrix - The Matrix In the not-too-distant future, the human race has become enslaved to man-made machines armed with artificial intelligence. To keep humans under control, the machines place them in the Matrix, a highly advanced computer simulation program that dictates what we know as the real world. A band of freedom fighters that have broken out of the Matrix battle for the liberation of humanity. They are led by the mysterious man named Morpheus. A young man named Neo is recruited into the organization as a Chosen One who will ultimately free mankind....   [tags: Film Movies] 500 words
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The Matrix - The Matrix In 1999 directors/writers Larry and Andy Wachowski (Bound) made a dark and often disturbing Science Fiction film, The Matrix. With the production expertise of Joel Silver (Commando, Predator, Lethal Weapon series, and Die Hard series), Andrew Mason (The Crow, Dark City) and Barrie M. Osborne (Face/Off, The Fan, Child's Play), The Matrix is sure to be a favorite among Science Fiction movie fans for years to come. The Matrix won the Oscar award in all four categories it was nominated for; Best Sound, Best Sound Affects Editing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing....   [tags: essays research papers] 1324 words
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The Matrix - The Matrix Interweaves much symbolism, mythology, philosophy, and psychology. On the surface, the movie challenges the dominance of technology in our culture and predicts an apocalyptic result from the use of artificial intelligence. Yet, behind the human struggle for survival is a mythical backdrop upon which are backlit some of C.G. Jung's basic ideas regarding the human psyche. These Jungian ideas include the ego-Self relationship and how it relates to the persona, the shadow, individuation, and the transcendent function....   [tags: movie film]
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The Matrix - The Matrix The Matrix has been doing remarkably well in sales since its release in the cinema last summer and its recent video releases. This is largely due to stylish advertising techniques and word of mouth. The Matrix has been approved by critics who enjoy the film and also the ones who dislike the theme. Among young viewers, it has already achieved great status. So what else is the film about. Firstly the film copies the theme from many popular films that came before it, and involves intelligent science fiction, a large chunk of action and breathtaking special effects, The Matrix is a carbon copy of films like The Terminator and Star Wars....   [tags: Papers] 580 words
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Matrix - Epistemology is the nature of knowledge. Knowledge is important when considering what is reality and what is deception. The movie “The Matrix” displays a social deception in which Neo, the main character, is caught between what he thought was once reality and a whole new world that controls everything he thought was real. If I were Neo, I would not truly be able to know that I was in the matrix. However, it is rational to believe that I am in the matrix and will eventually enter back into my reality later....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Matrix - The Matrix, The “Western” Never Known As stated by the title, there is great reason why the Matrix should be treated in the same context, although not identified, as a western. This film genre is steeped in tradition and lore. There are many definitions abound as to what may constitute a “Western film.” The main goal is to see whether or not this paper can illustrate the genre be pushed towards the future. Whether it means the 20th century, the 21st century or the distant future. This genre can grow towards something bigger and more exciting....   [tags: essays research papers] 1013 words
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The Matrix - © 2001 by Daniel du Prie Ours is a world that is both everywhere and nowhere, but it is not where our bodies live. (Barlow, 1996) You’ve been living in a dream world Neo. This, is the world, as it exists today: Welcome to the desert – of the real. (Morpheus to Neo in The Matrix) From Plato’s "Charmides" to the Wachowski brothers’ "The Matrix" (1999), there is a tradition of writing in Western literature, which thinks about and imagines the city as either a utopia or a dystopia, or both....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Matrix - I’m sitting in a chair, talking to a man that I’ve wanted to know for a long time. His name is Morpheus; I know that he knows more than I do about the world and how it works. Now it’s my turn, in each of his hand’s there is a pill, in one there’s a red pill and in the other a blue pill. The red pill will have me further my knowledge and the true nature of things will be revealed. The blue pill stops any further knowledge and my perception of things will remain unchanged. I take the red pill....   [tags: essays research papers] 470 words
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The Matrix - The Matrix The Matrixis an action and adventure film. This film starts off in darkness and then slowly gets lighter. When finally it becomes light Triniti has her back towards the camera to make he audience wait and see what she looks like and this creates suspense. The music is nice and calm until Triniti turns around. The camera angle is focused straight at her to make her centre of attention and the music becomes loud and moving. The agents and police enter the room and Triniti waits until they approach....   [tags: Papers] 417 words
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matrix - The Matrix Directed by the Wachowski Brothers “Buckle your seat belt Dorothy, because Kansas is going bye-bye.” -Cypher (Hugo Weaving) “Through all the action we’re trying to tell a story and there is a lesson to be learned. The movie has a meaning and a positive message. It’s a story for the fight for individuality and compassion and coming to terms with the world. It has such heart and soul.” -Keanu Reeves “Expect the unexpected.” -The Wachowski Brothers Written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers, released in 1999 Larry Wachowski was born on June 21, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois....   [tags: essays research papers] 4377 words
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The Matrix - The Matrix Written and directed by the Wachowski brothers, ‘The Matrix’ is a science fiction film, which was released in the year 1999. It was the first film to use the now famous camera technique of ‘bullet time’ and also introduced wirework martial arts into conventional cinemas. Its vision of the future is similar to other science fiction films such as ‘Men In Black’ with the agents always wearing sunglasses and the idea of man vs. machine\evil. In the opening sequence of the film, I am going to analyse the effects of different camera shots, as well as other factors, which engage the viewers’ interest....   [tags: Papers] 1132 words
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Movie the Matrix and Octavia Butler's Dawn - Movie the Matrix and Octavia Butler's Dawn When I first announced to my parents that I was going to marry my current wife, the first words out of my father’s mouth were, “But she’s from another culture.” My father and mother, although being generally good people, are the products of an older system of beliefs. It is the matrix I was raised with, and that dictated my earlier learning experience. Fortunately for me, I chose to risk alienating my parents, and told them that if they ever mentioned “different cultures” to me again, it would be the last time we would be on speaking terms....   [tags: Matrix Butler Dawn Essays]
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A Comparison of The Matrix and Plato's The Allegory of the Cave - A Comparison of The Matrix and Plato's The Allegory of the Cave In the movie The Matrix we find a character by the name of Neo and his struggle adapting to the truth...to reality. This story is closely similar to an ancient Greek text written by Plato called "The Allegory of the Cave." Now both stories are different but the ideas are basically the same. Both Stories have key points that can be analyzed and related to one another almost exactly. There is no doubt that The Matrix was based off Greek philosophy....   [tags: Personal Essays Plato Matrix Compare Essays] 1832 words
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Comparing The Matrix and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Comparing The Matrix and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. For the common moviegoer and book aficionado, the movie, The Matrix and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. are bizarre and peculiar. These works are not the usual themes of normal movies and books. These works have a lot of elements in common. Both works have matrices. The movie and the book stress the idea of reality. In both works the idea of what s real and what s not is the central theme. In the movie, The Matrix there are many similarities with the book, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep....   [tags: Compare Contrast Matrix Androids Essays] 1275 words
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The Concept of Change in the Wachowski Brothers' Film "The Matrix" - As individuals overcome the inevitable process of change, they begin to realize their full potential. In the set text, the 1999 Wachowski Brother’s film, The Matrix, the concept of change is significantly explored. In the related texts “Plato’s Allegory of the cave” and “The Door” clearly represents and reinforces this concept of change; that it is inevitable and experiences from this process leads to wisdom. In each text, the individual composers explore certain themes such as “the illusion of reality”, “choices and the endless outcomes of change” and “the fear and danger of knowing”....   [tags: Wachowski Brothers, films, Matrix, movies,] 1065 words
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Blood Music by Greg Bear and Movie The Matrix - Blood Music by Greg Bear and Movie The Matrix Throughout the novel Blood Music, by Greg Bear, remarkable similarities to the movie Matrix are observed. From the fact that both stories create an entirely new world to the main characters ultimately being in control, these two stories are one in the same. Seen in both the novel and the movie, the question of what is real. arises quite often. The characters also share the quality of being in more than one place at a time. The most incredible occurrence though is the ability to have unlimited knowledge....   [tags: Blood Music Bear Matrix Movie Film Essays]
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The Matrix - Finding Reality In The Matrix - Movies are wonderful things; they can inspire, spark debate, and even make you believe in what you are seeing. Virtual Reality is a creation of a highly interactive computer-based multimedia environment in which the user becomes a participant with the computer in a "virtually real" world. Movies and virtual reality can do the same thing: make you believe what is presented to you. Although there are several movies which use virtual reality in the plot, such as The Lawnmower Man, and Hackers, the one most prevalent to me is The Matrix....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Buddhism and the Matrix - The One In the film The Matrix Keanu Reeves plays Thomas A. Anderson, who is a man living a double life. One part of his life consists of working for a highly respectable software company. The second part of his life he is a hacker under the alias "Neo." One day Neo is approached by Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) and is taught that everything he thought was real was actually The Matrix, a computer program developed by machines in order to use human beings as batteries. Morpheus has been searching his whole life for “the one” to end the war between the humans and machines....   [tags: essays research papers] 994 words
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Theology of The Matrix - Theology of The Matrix Reality, it is a concept that many struggle with. What is reality. What is real. No one really knows. The nature of life is the greatest mystery of all time. For centuries, the question of purpose and meaning has been one of humanity's driving forces. Why are we here. What are we meant to do. We live our lives, day after day, in what we call the real world. But, what if, as in The Matrix, reality is fiction. In The Matrix, reality is a world of the future, when our greatest accomplishments, are our greatest failures....   [tags: Papers] 372 words
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Beauty & The Matrix - Beauty & The Matrix Do you remember the story of Sleeping Beauty. A beautiful girl who had a curse put upon her at her Christening. She was to die by the prick of a spinning needle on her 16th Birthday. Her fairy aunts hid her from the curse and she was raised not knowing her real fate. Then of course she fell under the curse and could only be awakened by her true love. Who could forget this enchanting story. Beauty, by Sheri S. Tepper is just like that Sleeping Beauty story but with a twist around every corner....   [tags: Movie Film Compare Contrast Essays] 1661 words
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The Matrix Structure - The matrix structure Businesses have a number of reasons for changing their organisational structure. The principal reason for re-structuring a business is to allow it to best achieve its aims and objectives. There are two main influences for an organisational re-structure within a business: internal influences, and external influences. External factors include the need to address new markets, react to changes in demand, keep up with new technologies, or to keep up with new products, and new or existing competitors....   [tags: Business and Management Studies] 669 words
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There is No Escaping the Matrix - There is No Escaping the Matrix In the video game world anything is possible, and if your player dies you can always play again. The videogame industry is exploding in the market place; it's far from child's play and far from the days of pong. In the most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly (December 6, 2002) there is an article, Video Game Nation, discussing a new video game experience being touted as the wave of the future, The Real World meets The Matrix. In this virtual world called The Sims Online, people "live" in a virtual environment peopled by avatars created by thousands of other gamers....   [tags: Video Games Virtual Reality] 1914 words
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The Matrix Revolutions - Neo was last found unconscious in the Real World, where his mind has been, in the Matrix World, captured by the Merovingian and taken to a Limbo state-of-mind, between the Real World and the Matrix World. He confronts a program that speaks only of love and religion, something that Neo realizes has never been the case before with a program. He stated that he went back to the Matrix to rescue his daughter, Sati (the last exile before the war between Man and Machine was going to start and end). Based on his karma, he was supposed to return to his world and leave Sati with the Oracle....   [tags: essays research papers] 387 words
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Matrix Review - The Matrix Action / Sci-Fi (US); 1999; Rated R; 135 Minutes Cast Keanu Reeves: Thomas "Neo" Anderson Laurence Fishburne: Morpheus Carrie-Anne Moss: Trinity Joe Pantoliano: Cypher Hugo Weaving: Agent Smith Produced by Bruce Berman, Dan Cracchiolo, Andrew Mason, Barrie M. Osborne, Joel Silver, Erwin Stoff, Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski Directed and directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski Keanu Reeves as a martial-arts master and savior of the earth. Laurence Fishburne as his mentor....   [tags: essays research papers] 902 words
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Baudrillard and the Matrix - ... It is shown as a busy, bright, a vibrant city. Then he switches the channel to how the world really is today, the year closer to 2199. How the world really is in the year 2199 is nothing but a depressing, broken down, “apocalyptic wasteland” (The Film Journal). It would seem that the Wachowski brother’s aim to illustrate Baudrillard’s concept in The Matrix was well put together. They made it very clear that their portayal of The Matrix is a “simulation” that derived from a “real reality” that is no longer rational....   [tags: Film]
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The Matrix Structure - The Matrix Structure Sometimes an organisation needs to run according to what projects they have to do. In these situations people usually work together in a team to achieve their projects goals. A person working on a project would have two bosses, the boss of the department that they work in and the leader or manager of the particular project that they are working on at the moment. A project may cover some or all of the organisations departmental areas. For example in the aerospace industry (manufacture and development of aeroplanes and spacecraft) the government might ask for a space shuttle type aircraft to be developed and manufactured....   [tags: Papers] 484 words
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Matrix Metalloproteinases - ... High-resolution ultrasound was used to measure changes in brachial artery diameter (FDD), according to the previously described technique [17]. Results were presented as mean ± SD for continuous variables and percentages for categorical data. Continuous variables were tested for normality using the Kolmogorov Smirnov test. Baseline data were compared with an age-matched cohort of healthy volunteers using unpaired Student t test for continuous data and Fisher`s exact test for categorical data....   [tags: Biology, Science Experiments] 1186 words
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Matrix 1 v.s. Matrix 3 - After watching “Matrix Revolutions,” I was disapointed. The movie lost its confusing yet interesting story line that the first one did very well, and there were so many characters that a lot of them got lost in the story and they wasted many good actors. When they return to the real world and the battle of the machines starts, it just goes on and on and on while Neo and Trinity disapear for a long time. The fight scenes just never cut away for such a long time that in the end it became anoying to watch....   [tags: essays research papers] 504 words
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Reviewing The Matrix Revisited (documentary) - Inside The Matrix Revisited: The Method Behind the Magic As a filmmaker, I find viewing documentaries that explain the methods involved in creating major motion pictures to be very insightful and interesting. The Matrix Revisited is one of the best of these documentaries that I have seen. The Matrix Revisited explained everything that I wanted to know about what went into making The Matrix. Considering that the film, The Matrix, left me baffled as to how they created most of the scenes, this informative documentary opened my eyes to the processes that the filmmakers went through in order to create the special effects....   [tags: essays research papers] 499 words
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Matrix Organizational Structure - ... The product departmentalization will facilitate coordination among specialties to achieve on-time completion and meet budget targets and provides clear responsibility for all activities related to a product (Robbins & Judge, 2011, p. 497). As a result, the matrix structure helps promoting cross-functional problem solving, reducing cost by leveraging resources, creating a balance of power between functions, balancing competing priorities (such as global vs. local or product vs. geography), fostering innovation, focusing on key issues, and accelerating products and services to market before (Derven & Alexandria, 2010)....   [tags: Business Management]
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Cell Matrix Adhesions and Fibroblast - Missing results figures How are cell matrix contacts regulated. The two papers explained in this website: "Regulation of protrusive and contractile cell-matrix contacts" and "Dynamics and segregation of cell-matrix in cultured fibroblasts" explore both the types of cell matrix contacts and the interactions between these contacts in many different bodily cells. Cell matrix contacts are parts of the cell surface where specialized adhesion receptors in the membrane attach to the extracellular matrix (ECM), the matrix outside the cells....   [tags: Biology] 2034 words
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Analysis of Film The Matrix - Analysis of Film The Matrix The Matrix, released at Easter in 1999, is both a piece of cinematic entertainment and a film portraying religious and philosophical allegories. The Matrix can therefore be viewed from two different perspectives; purely as an action film or instead on a deeper level, exploring the more insidious values hidden in the plot. As a piece of cinematic entertainment, the Matrix was a very successful film release. It contains fight scenes, chase sequences and special effects to rival any other film released during 1999....   [tags: Papers] 1571 words
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Understanding Matrix Structures - ... Advantages and Disadvantages of a Matrix Structure The advantages of a matrix structure derive primarily from the establishment of horizontal connections across functions (Ford & Randolph, 1992; Gibson et al., 2009). These cross-functional links act as open-system “exchange portals” that facilitate the acquisition, processing, and distribution of vital change information, technology, and resources between organizational functions and external environments (Deeter-Schmelz, 1997). Relative to the confinement imposed by functional boundaries, the open system configuration of a matrix increases opportunities for job enrichment and enhancement, which, in turn, increases employee job satisfaction, motivation, and commitment (Ford & Randolph, 1992)....   [tags: Business]
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Ideology and Reality in the Movie, The Matrix - Ideology and Reality in the Movie, The Matrix The matrix, as presented in the eponymous film, operates as an Althusserian Ideological State Apparatus (ISA). The Matrix1 presents a world in which "the state [as] a 'machine' of repression" is made literal where robots rule the land (Althusser 68). It is true that they rule by force (sentinels and agents) and these constitute the Repressive State Apparatus, but their primary force of subjugation is the matrix, their ISA. The film traces the path of one man, Neo, in his painful progress from the ideology of the matrix to the "real world," or the ideology of the "real."2 The matrix, unlike the ideology of the "real," is explicitly defined along Althusserian lines as an ISA....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Matrix the Movie and The Lathe of Heaven - Matrix the Movie and The Lathe of Heaven The world is not always what you think it is. Things change or can appear to be different than what you originally thought them to be. So are the worlds in the Matrix and the novel The Lathe of Heaven. What you thought you knew about your life just went out the window. There are several similarities between the novel and the movie, and there are many trends in the movies and novels societies that are portrayed in our society as well. Also, each proves LeGuins theory on science fiction....   [tags: Film Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Concept of Reality in The Film the Matrix - The Concept of Reality in The Film the Matrix As the dawn of a new millennium approaches, people from all walks of life find themselves asking questions like "what will become?" and "what will destiny bring in the next century?" An event that happens but once every thousand years brings with it a sense of anticipation. In some, this anticipation is one of nervous fervor, and in others, it may be a cautious eagerness for a fresh start. Whatever the polarity of this event may be on the individual, one cannot help but notice the way the millennium is engulfing our society....   [tags: Papers] 1702 words
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Stereotypes in the Film The Matrix - Stereotypes in the Film The Matrix The purpose of this paper is to expose some of the stereotypes present in the film The Matrix, directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski. In order to accomplish this we shall see that although The Matrix is considered to be a film about rebellion, it contains several stereotypical portrayals, which actually make it a film that supports the status quo. We shall also see that the African American characters in The Matrix (the Oracle, Tank, Dozer, and Morpheus) are all depicted in the stereotypical servant roles....   [tags: Movies Film Feminist Papers]
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Comparison of the Matrix and Ender's Game - Comparison of the Matrix and Ender's Game There are many similarities between the motion picture, Matrix, and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. The most striking of these is the way the movie and the book begin. The first chapter of the book begins with a conversation between two IF agents about how one believes that ender is the one. Similarly, in the movie the first words are from Trinity, also stating her belief that Neo is “the one”. The theme of the “chosen one” who is destined to save the human race is dominant in both the movie and book....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]
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Matrix Reloaded Movie Review - The Matrix: Reloaded Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Hugo Weaving, Clayton Watson, Nona Gaye, Monica Bellucci, Cornel West Director(s): Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski Screenwriter(s): Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski Filming Location(s): Australia; Chicago; San Francisco Studio: Warner Bros. Alternate Title(s): The Matrix 2 Rating: R - for sci-fi violence and some sexuality Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Sequel -------------------------------- Special Effects: The Matrix raised the bar, in terms of special effects, and kept it there for an awful long time before being topped of....   [tags: essays research papers] 1432 words
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The Hero Myth of the Matrix - The Hero Myth of the Matrix According to Linda Seger all myths, in all cultures are much the same. In these myths it is just the time, place and setting that changes. This is why Hollywood is so successful at making good movies, because they base it off these myths. The most popular myth is that of the hero, because for most of us this is what we want to be. With this myth we can live that experience through these characters. In the creation of a hero there are ten stages, using the Matrix as an example we will look at these ten stages....   [tags: Papers] 1086 words
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Allegory of the Cave vs The Matrix -      Imagine living through life completely bound and facing a reality that doesn’t even exist. The prisoners in Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” are blind from true reality as well as the people in the movie “The Matrix” written and directed by the Wachowski brothers. They are given false images and they accept what their senses are telling them, and they believe what they are experiencing is all that really exists. Plato the ancient Greek philosopher wrote “The Allegory of the Cave”, to explain the process of enlightenment and what true reality may be....   [tags: Comparitive Essays Plato Wachowski Brothers]
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The Religious Amalgamation Dubbed The Matrix - Throughout the history of motion pictures, stories have impacted society through various means, but up until recently, these influences were usually limited to hobbies and interests. With the emergence of a deep psychological thriller dubbed The Matrix, cinematic influence on religion has become quite evident. The Matrix combines allegories of religious figures such as Jesus Christ and Buddha with a quasi-enlightenment concept that appears in many of the mystical Eastern religions. This amalgamation of religious ideas creates an amazing foundation for what many members of religious communities—online communities stand out as the most prominent example—have come to refine their core religions into over the last few years....   [tags: essays research papers] 454 words
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The Boston Matrix Market Analysis - The Boston Matrix Market Analysis 1) Following further Market Research it is established the PLP LTD is seen as a company that is not very adventurous and it has nothing set to itself apart from its competitors. In order to change its image with its customer base suggest how the company could move from its present market to a new "niche market" I would suggest that this company should go into a market "niche" as their current product lines are not doing to well. They should go into a specific market that no one dominates and bring out a product that does just that....   [tags: Papers] 527 words
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Breaking Free in The Matrix - Breaking Free in The Matrix        Eighteenth-century Enlightenment philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau begins his infamous discourse The Social Contract by stating, "Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains. One thinks himself the master of others, and still remains a greater slave than they." Both Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" from The Republic and the Wachowski Brothers' hit film The Matrix discuss man's efforts on his journey towards illumination to break free of his chains and then liberate others imprisoned....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Biblical References of the Matrix - Biblical References of the Matrix In their film, The Matrix, Andy and Larry Wachowski have included many literary allusions and symbols to enhance the appeal of this groundbreaking science fiction film. As incredible as the special effects and cinematography are in this film, the Wachowski brothers have significantly bolstered the appeal of The Matrix by an elaborately constructed story spanning time and reality. These allusions and symbols include references from infamous writers such as Lewis Carol, Jung, John Bunyan and Descartes....   [tags: Film Movies Andy Larry Wachowski] 2939 words
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The Matrix Hero Myth - The Matrix Hero Myth Hollywood is the production machine that continues to bombard America with its action-packed hero movies. The Matrix stars Keanu Reeves as a prime example of the larger than life Hollywood hero whose explosive screen acting and dumb luck turn the lead character into this hero, who tantalizes American audiences. The storyline of the movie throws audiences immediately into the mystery behind “the matrix” from an objective person’s perspective. Neo, or Mr. Anderson as the evil Agents call him, is searching for an answer to a question he’s looked for all his life....   [tags: essays papers] 1462 words
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Christian Mythology in The Matrix - Christian Mythology in The Matrix Through the movie we see parallel’s of Neo and Christian Mythology. Temptation from Satan to Jesus and the temptation to Neo from the Agents, are some very profound similarities between the two personages. In the beginning of the movie Thomas Anderson, or Neo, is arrested. The agents try to cut a bargain trading a new life for giving up Morpheus. In the scene with the agents and Neo we have mythical symbolism that relates to biblical times. As Agent Smith lectures Thomas, he flips through a record of Thomas' crimes....   [tags: Papers] 2847 words
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Breaking Down "The Matrix" - ... As the Oricle states in the third installment, “[Smith] is you. Your opposite. Your negative. The result of the equation trying to balance itself out.” Look at their traits: 1. Neo frees minds 2. Neo Grows qualitatively 3. Neo Stops a Sentinel with his mind 4. Neo becomes lost between the matrix and the real world 5. Neo Flies 6. Neo sacrifices - 1. Smith consumes them 2. Smith grows quantitatively 3. Smith Possesses the Body of a freed human 4. Smith enters a coma 5. Smith Flies 6. Smith is expunged Poetic justice and mathematical symmetry....   [tags: Film Analysis ] 1596 words
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Analysis of the Opening Sequences of The Matrix - Analysis of the Opening Sequences of The Matrix 'The Matrix' is a philosophical sci-fi film, which was created in 1998 and was released in 1999, at the time there had been significant advances in computer technology so this film would have been appropriate for the time. It was produced by the American, Joel Silver and was directed and created by the Wachowski Brothers, Larry and Andy, following a dream Larry had about an alternative reality such as the one explored in 'The Matrix.' The main plot is about a computer vs....   [tags: Papers] 886 words
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The Matrix As an Allegory of Christ - The Matrix As an Allegory of Christ "All I am offering is the truth." Is he the one. Is Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, the savior. Could he be the messiah sent to save humanity from imprisonment. "The Matrix" is an allegory. Many of the characters represent the biblical story of God sending a savior, Jesus Christ, to free people from their imprisonment. Early in the movie the intent to set the story up to symbolize Jesus' mission to earth is established. A person comes to Neo's door seeking something....   [tags: Papers] 1764 words
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Comparing Characters in The Matrix - Comparing Characters in The Matrix This essay will feature a comparison between the hero and villains of the Matrix. The directors, the Wachowski brothers' have deliberately picked the hero and villains in the Matrix to fit in with codes, conventions and prejudges towards both heroes and villains. In the Matrix Neo is the hero, the agents being the villains. In any film the audience expect the hero to be good and fight evil. A classic portrayal of a hero is an attractive male, who is of medium build, making him attractive to a large audience....   [tags: Papers] 958 words
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Trailer Analysis of The Matrix - Trailer Analysis of The Matrix The film trailer that I am going to analyse is the first film of a trilogy, this film was released in 1999 and revolutionised films forever. Introducing bullet time, new and improved slow motion effect, this is now seen in many movies today. This film pops up many philosophical questions that made scientists and philosophers E.g. Steven Hawkins, ask the question, is this possible. Not only has this film changed the views of many people, it has a big cult following from hardcore fans to people in mental institutes that been effect by this film....   [tags: Papers] 1660 words
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A Tense Atmosphere in the Opening Scenes of The Matrix - A Tense Atmosphere in the Opening Scenes of The Matrix There is a sense of mystery created in the opening scenes of ‘The Matrix’. One of these things is the alternating green digits at the very start. The viewer is not aware what is happening, and then one by one the columns of numbers stop alternating and fix on one number, creating a tense atmosphere as the viewer is unsure what numbers will be shown, or what will happen once they have stopped. This is enigmatic as the viewer does not know what this number signifies or what the green digits are there for....   [tags: Papers] 558 words
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