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Title   Adapting Philosophy Jean Baudrillard & The Matrix Trilogy 

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Author   CONTABLE C  ISBN   9780719075322  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS  Group   Sci/Hum. View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Philosophy  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2009 
Subject   Film theory & criticism 
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Synopsis Adapting Philosophy looks at the ways in which The Matrix Trilogy adapts Jean Baudrillard's Simulacra and Simulation, and in doing so creates its own distinctive philosophical position. Where previous work in the field has presented the trilogy as a simple 'beginner's guide' to philosophy, this study offers a new methodology for inter-relating philosophy and film texts, focusing on the conceptual role played by imagery in both types of text. This focus on the figurative enables a new-found appreciation of the liveliness of philosophical writing and the multiple philosophical dimensions of Hollywood films. The book opens with a critical overview of existing philosophical writing on The Matrix Trilogy and goes on to draw on adaptation theory and feminist philosophy in order to create a new methodology for interlinking philosophical and filmic texts. Three chapters are devoted to detailed textual analyzes of the films, tracing the ways in which the imagery that dominates Baudrillard's writing is adapted and transformed by the trilogy's complex visuals and soundtrack. The conclusion situates the methodology developed throughout the book in relation to other approaches currently emerging in the new field of Film-Philosophy. The book's multi-disciplinary approach encompasses Philosophy, Film Studies and Adaptation Theory and will be of interest to undergraduates and postgraduates studying these subjects. It also forms part of the developing interdisciplinary field of Film-Philosophy. The detailed textual analyzes of The Matrix Trilogy will also be of interest to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the multi-faceted nature of this seminal work.

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