This book looks at the ways in which The Matrix Trilogy adapts Jean Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation, and in doing so creates its own. Before you reach for the blue pill at the mention of yet another book on The Matrix trilogy (Wachowski brothers ), I want to emphasise from the outset. Constable, Catherine () Adapting philosophy: Jean Baudrillard and the Matrix trilogy. Manchester, UK ; New York: Manchester University Press.
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The Matrix, Baudrillard, philosophy – I’m in heaven. Hardcoverpages. 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.
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Dan’s Obsessions marked it as to-read Nov 04, The way forward, Constable argues, starts from an understanding that the key link between philosophical and filmic texts is not argumentation but figuration, which is crucial for articulating a more expansive sense of adaptation.
The conclusion situates the methodology developed throughout the book in relation to other approaches currently emerging in the new field of Film-Philosophy. Constable provides an incisive analysis of the paradoxes and contradictions that eventuate, for example, in discussions of filmic adaptations of Baudrillard’s concept of the hyperreal, which contests the very relation between original and copy that the fidelity model presumes.
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English Choose a language for shopping. This focus on the figurative enables a new-found appreciation of the liveliness of philosophical writing and the matfix philosophical dimensions of Hollywood films.
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Zoe marked it as to-read Jan 27, Jean Baudrillard and The Matrix Trilogy. Most importantly, this is the first study to bring the entire cultural and intellectual phenomenon of philosophical writing on the films to critical analysis within a film studies context. Bafflegab added it Apr 14, Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.
However, fans of the trilogy and the tomes it has inspired will not be disappointed, as Constable’s own close readings in the later chapters also contribute to the philosophical dialogue she surveys and critiques in the first part of the book.
Not Enabled Screen Reader: 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. It also forms part of the developing interdisciplinary field of Film-Philosophy.
Tom Bensley marked it as to-read Oct 12, To see what your friends thought of bwudrillard book, please sign up. Josipa Bulatovic added it Nov 02, She turns instead to the interrelation of metaphor and metonymy within Christian Metz’s cine-semiotics to challenge the separation of thought and perception within film experience. Stephen Glass rated it liked it Dec 31, Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.
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Adapting Philosophy: Jean Baudrillard and “The Matrix Trilogy” by Catherine Constable
Ysul marked it as to-read Jan 08, In surveying the literature, Constable inventories philosophical assumptions about film as an object of study that tend to get uncritically reproduced, particularly within the tradition of Anglo analytic philosophy. Muhammad Edogawa baudrillars it Oct 29, Yet, Constable goes much further in using the films and their readings as object lessons for a systematic rethinking of the cinematic adaptation of philosophy.
Claudia Dunes marked it as to-read Feb 11, The conclusion situates the methodology developed throughout the book in relation to other approaches currently emerging in the new field of Film-Philosophy.