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The Matrix

"I know why you're here. I know what you've been doing...why you hardly sleep, why you live alone, and why night after night, you sit by your computer. You're looking for this. I know because I was once looking for the same thing. And when it found me, I realized I wasn't really looking for it. I was looking for an answer. It's the question. It's the question that drives us. It's the question that brought you here. You know the question, just as I did."

And down the rabbit hole we go - into a world where reality, control, choice and freedom are not exactly what they seem. With its underlying religious and philosophical threads, the Wachowski brothers have crafted a story that plays on our fears (things are not under our own control) and speaks to our hopes (there is always a choice).

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Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix, Glenn Yeffeth (Editor)
The Matrix: The Shooting Script (Newmarket Shooting Script Series), Larry Wachowski, et al
Philosophy Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Philosophy, Christopher Falzon
Simulacra and Simulation, Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser (Translator)
Philosophy Through Film, Mary M. Litch
The Art of the Matrix, Spencer Lamm (Editor)
The Gospel Reloaded: Exploring Spirituality and Faith in The Matrix, Chris Seay, Greg Garret
Exploring the Matrix: Visions of the Cyber Present, Karen Haber


Ghost in the Shell, Masamune Shirow


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The Illusion of the End, Jean Baudrillard
The Mysterious Flame: Conscious Minds in a Material World, Colin McGinn
The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory, David J. Chalmers