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Jacking in to the Matrix franchise : cultural reception and interpretation

Author: Matthew Kapell; William G Doty
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jacking in to the Matrix franchise', edited by Matthew Kapell and William G. Doty, is a fascinating collection of essays on the movie sensation 'The Matrix Trilogy."
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jacking in to the Matrix franchise.
New York : Continuum, 2004
(OCoLC)608379214
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Kapell; William G Doty
ISBN: 0826415873 9780826415875 0826415881 9780826415882 0826419097 9780826419095
OCLC Number: 54279998
Description: xiv, 215 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Welcome to the sexual spectacle : the female heroes in the franchise" / Martina Lipp --
"Is Neo white? : reading race, watching the trilogy : / C. Richard King and David J. Leonard --
"Religion, community, and revitalization : why cinematic myth resonates" / Richard R. Jones --
"Story, product, franchise : images of postmodern cinema" / Bruce Isaacs and Theodore Louis Trost --
"Fascist redemption or democratic hope?" / John Shelton Lawrence --
"Stopping bullets : constructions of bliss and problems of violence" / Frances Flannery-Dailey and Rachel L. Wagner --
"The déjà vu glitch in the Matrix trilogy" / Michael Sexson --
"Visions of hope, freedom of choice, and the alleviation of social misery : a pragmatic reading of the Matrix franchise" / Stephanie J. Wilhelm and Matthew Kapell --
"Biomorph : the posthuman thing" / Gray Kochhar-Lindgren --
"Strange volutions : the Matrix franchise as a posthuman memento mori" / Timothy Mizelle and Elizabeth Baker --
"Try the blue pill : what's wrong with life in a simulation?" / Russell Blackford.
Responsibility: edited by Matthew Kapell and William G. Doty.
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