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The Matrix Trilogy

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Baudrillard, Jean. Simulacra and Simulation. Trans. Sheila Faria Glaser. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994.

Campbell, Joseph, and Bill Moyers. The Power of Myth. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1991.

Gibson, William. Neuromancer. New York: Ace Books, 1995.

Haber, Karen, ed. Exploring the Matrix: Visions of the Cyber Present. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2003.

Irwin, William, ed. The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real. Chicago: Open Court, 2002.

Kapell, Matthew, and William Doty, eds. Jacking In to the Matrix Franchise: Cultural Reception and Interpretation. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2004.

Kelly, Kevin. Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World. New York: Perseus Group, 1995.

Lamm, Spencer, ed. The Art of the Matrix: Screenplay and Art. New York: Newmarket Press, 2000.

Lawrence, Matt. Like a Splinter in Your Mind: The Philosophy Behind the Matrix Trilogy. New York: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.

Schopenhauer, Arthur. “Transcendent Speculation on the Apparent Deliberateness in the Fate of the Individual.” Parerga and Paralipomena: Short Philosophical Essays. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000.

Seay, Chris, and Greg Garrett. The Gospel Reloaded: Exploring Spirituality and Faith in the Matrix. New York: Pinion Press, 2003.

Yeffeth, Glenn, ed. Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix. Dallas: Benbella, 2003.

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First movie when Neo is pulled from the matrix

by angela_sasser1, April 15, 2014

A machine didn't "drill a hole in his head" the machine unscrewed a cable that connected him to the matrix from a socket that had already been installed in his neck.

summary of movie choice

by Bombimbly, May 12, 2014

he red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, are pop culture symbols representing the choice between embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red pill) and the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue pill).

The terms, popularized in science fiction culture, derive from the 1999 film The Matrix. In the movie, the main character Neo is offered the choice between a red pill and a blue pill. The blue pill would allow him to remain in the fabricated reality of the Matrix, therefore living the "illusion of ignorance", while the red pi... Read more

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