Adapting philosophy: Jean Baudrillard and The Matrix Trilogy by Catherine Constable

By Catherine Constable

Adapting Philosophy appears to be like on the ways that The Matrix Trilogy adapts Jean Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation, and in doing so creates its personal targeted philosophical place. the place earlier paintings within the box has awarded the trilogy as an easy ‘beginner’s consultant’ to philosophy, this learn deals a brand new method for inter-relating philosophy and movie texts, targeting the conceptual position performed by way of imagery in either forms of textual content. This specialize in the figurative allows a new-found appreciation of the liveliness of philosophical writing and the a number of philosophical dimensions of Hollywood motion pictures. The ebook opens with a severe review of present philosophical writing at the Matrix Trilogy and is going directly to draw on variation thought and feminist philosophy to be able to create a brand new technique for interlinking philosophical and filmic texts. 3 chapters are dedicated to specified textual analyses of the movies, tracing the ways that the imagery that dominates Baudrillard’s writing is tailored and reworked through the trilogy’s complicated visuals and soundtrack. the belief situates the technique built through the ebook relating to different ways at the moment rising within the new box of Film-Philosophy. The book’s multi-disciplinary method encompasses Philosophy, movie reviews and variation thought and should be of curiosity to undergraduates and postgraduates learning those matters. It additionally types a part of the constructing interdisciplinary box of Film-Philosophy. The distinctive textual analyses of The Matrix Trilogy may also be of curiosity to an individual wishing to deepen their figuring out of the multi-faceted nature of this seminal work.

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