The Matrix

Lesson #1


View the promotional poster and consider the following:

How is the theme suggested?

What compositional points help develop the characters?

How does color enhance your understanding?

How is the placement of characters significant?

Any other observations

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Key Terms


Response Quote

"The Matrix plays on cultural theorists' concerns that postmodern culture has lost contact with tangible reality because it surfs a sea of signifiers, as exemplified by Jean Baudrillard's Simulacra and Simulations, which just happens to be the hollowed out book in which Neo stores his illegal sim discs" (Blazier 2).

Lesson #2


Use educreations to analyze a short segment of the matrix. The assignment should include the following:

-2 screen shots with voice over and explanation

-10 compositional observations (5 for each shot)

Please post the link on blackboard in the discussion forum.

The Matrix Escaping from Work Scene HD
Blue Pill or Red Pill - The Matrix (2/9) Movie CLIP (1999) HD
The Matrix White Rabbit Scene HD
The Matrix - What is Real extended clip

Lesson #3

Plato's Allegory of the Cave

The Matrix and the Cave
Plato - The Cave

Lesson #4

tMd - The Matrix Analogy - CYPHER - The traitor of MEN

Lesson #5


Lesson #6