Studying The Matrix

Auteur Publishing

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Anna Dawson

Softcover | 15.75 x 0.76 x 11.68 cm | 112 pp

Auteur Publishing | 2008 | 9781903663820

The Matrix is a landmark in modern science fiction cinema. SF fans are absorbed in the revolutionary special effects and the convincingly depicted dystopia narrative; action movie buffs relish the conjunction of Hong Kong martial arts techniques with mainstream Hollywood aesthetics; and intellectuals immerse themselves in the films explicit and deliberate evocation of Baudrillard and higher mathematics.

This pocket-sized book considers the diverse influences behind the film be it cinematic, philosophical, literary or comic book - together with its iconographic use of costumes, ground-breaking special effects and its stars, alongside its very particular industrial and ideological background, all in the context of the key concepts of Media Studies:

  • Media Language - the narrative structure of the film, its iconography and generic hybridity
  • Audiences and Institutions - The Matrix and its sequels as a seminal product of contemporary Hollywood
  • Representation - the names, roles and actions of every major character discussed.


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