Would anyone like to elaborate on the Foucauldian themes in The Matrix and
Recent comments have tempted me into seeing The Matrix and more (I've only
seen the first episode) of The Prisoner.
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>>I'm surprised no one has yet brought up the film The Matrix.
>Thanks for mentioning it Gary - I had been meaning to mention it for a while
>but kept on forgetting!!
>>erudite for such a film, one of the first things that Keanu Reeve's
>>character does is pull a book off the shelf, Simulacra and Simulation.
>I loved that - and it didn't do anything obvious like have Baudrillard's
>name on the cover.
>>If any of you have seen it, I'd be curious how many references were found,
>There was a quick couple of seconds of Patrick MacGoohan's tv series _The
>Prisoner_ (the old lady in the appartment which they rush through at one
>stage is watching this) I have argued before on this list that this series
>is in my view is a televised version of _Discipline and Punish_
>There are also references in the film to the brains in vats concept found in
>Dennett's book 'The mind's I' (I think that's the title), some references to
>I must go and see this film again - I really enjoyed it - nice to see a
>mainstream Hollywood film with something approaching a plot and some ideas!
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