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What books/movies are Matrix related?

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posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:46 PM
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Anthem, by Ayn Rand.


Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the use of the word "I" or "Ego" is punishable by death).
en.wikipedia.org...(novella)




posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:48 PM
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Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
'Nother one: "The Truman Show".
How could I have forgotten that one.

Which makes me think of the film "The Forgotten"
Add that to the list as well.

And: "In The Mouth Of Madness"



I toadily feel stoopid forgetting the Truman Show.


In the Mouth of Madness was one I was trying to remember.


Ribbit



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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Gattaca is another one.


Ribbit



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 06:05 PM
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Although I've seen hardly any of the films previously mentioned here, I think this may also fit the bill.

Network (1976)


Network is a 1976 American satirical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about a fictional television network, Union Broadcasting System (UBS), and its struggle with poor ratings. The film was written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet. It stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight.

The film won four Academy Awards, in the categories of Best Actor (Finch), Best Actress (Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Straight), and Best Original Screenplay (Chayefsky).

In 2000, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2002, it was inducted into the Producers Guild of America Hall of Fame as a film that has "set an enduring standard for U.S. American entertainment".[2] In 2006, Chayefsky's script was voted one of the top-ten screenplays by the Writers Guild of America, East. In 2007, the film was 64th among the 100 greatest American films as chosen by the American Film Institute, a ranking slightly higher than the one AFI had given it ten years earlier.





posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 06:19 PM
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Total Recall is being remade!


www.imdb.com...

It will be interesting to see what changes they made?


Ribbit



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 07:54 PM
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Another few I forgot:

Lord of the Rings
The Omen
12 Monkeys

Ribbit



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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 05:23 AM
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to my thinking...the list in the OP is not 'Matrix' oriented...they are stories that reflect the Zeitgeist of the times


One story does come to mind and that is the movie POWDER

the story ends with the principal character disappearing into [re-joining]
the electro-magnetic spectrum, i.e.: "Matrix"


 


i see the definition of 'Matrix' in the same way Ed Dames of remote-viewing fame does
thanks
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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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tHE Man who fell to Earth,.worlD ACORDING TO Garp,,,The Dice Man en.wikipedia.org... .ALSO The en.wikipedia.org... .bRAVE nEW world.Shridengers Kittens..The Hightch Hickers guide to the galaxy . River world. an The Wasp Factory,



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 11:18 AM
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Existenz and Ghost in the Shell. Especially Ghost in the Shell as a lot of the inspiration for The Matrix was found in it.


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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:18 PM
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reply to post by St Udio
 


Sorry....none of the thread readers get the connection...

en.wikipedia.org...


Powder is a 1995 film directed by Victor Salva, about a boy, nicknamed "Powder", with incredible intellect, telepathy, and paranormal powers. ...
The film questions the limits of the human mind and body while also displaying their capacity for cruelty, and the hope that humanity will advance to a state of better understanding.



Plot summary

Jeremy Reed (Sean Patrick Flanery), whose nickname is Powder, is an albino who has incredible intellect and is able to sense the thoughts of the people around him. Jeremy's brain possesses a powerful electromagnetic charge, which causes electrical objects to function abnormally when he is around them, as well as when he becomes emotional.

...where Powder meets physics teacher Donald Ripley (Jeff Goldblum). Ripley finds out that Powder has supernatural powers as well as the highest IQ in the history of mankind. While his abilities mark him as special, they also make him an outcast.

...Sheriff Barnum enlists Powder to help speak to his dying wife (Danette McMahon) through telepathy. Through Powder the Sheriff learns that his wife clings onto life because she didn't want to leave without her wedding ring on her finger and without him reconciling with his estranged son,


...In the final scene Powder returns to the farm where he grew up, now in probate with the bank, and finds that all of his possessions have been removed. He is joined by Jessie, Donald and the Sheriff, who persuade Powder to come with them to find a place where he will not be feared and misunderstood. Instead, a thunderstorm arrives and he runs into a field where a lightning bolt strikes him, and he disappears in a blinding flash of light.




see, Powder had the ability of telepathy, precognition, non-local synchronisity, communication with the remaining life-force of deceased intellects, affinity with animals, tapping in to the universal consciousness... those are the abilities of tying into or being attuned into the 'Matrix',,,,

copy?


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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by St Udio
reply to post by St Udio
 


Sorry....none of the thread readers get the connection...

en.wikipedia.org...


Powder is a 1995 film directed by Victor Salva, about a boy, nicknamed "Powder", with incredible intellect, telepathy, and paranormal powers. ...
The film questions the limits of the human mind and body while also displaying their capacity for cruelty, and the hope that humanity will advance to a state of better understanding.



Plot summary

Jeremy Reed (Sean Patrick Flanery), whose nickname is Powder, is an albino who has incredible intellect and is able to sense the thoughts of the people around him. Jeremy's brain possesses a powerful electromagnetic charge, which causes electrical objects to function abnormally when he is around them, as well as when he becomes emotional.

...where Powder meets physics teacher Donald Ripley (Jeff Goldblum). Ripley finds out that Powder has supernatural powers as well as the highest IQ in the history of mankind. While his abilities mark him as special, they also make him an outcast.

...Sheriff Barnum enlists Powder to help speak to his dying wife (Danette McMahon) through telepathy. Through Powder the Sheriff learns that his wife clings onto life because she didn't want to leave without her wedding ring on her finger and without him reconciling with his estranged son,


...In the final scene Powder returns to the farm where he grew up, now in probate with the bank, and finds that all of his possessions have been removed. He is joined by Jessie, Donald and the Sheriff, who persuade Powder to come with them to find a place where he will not be feared and misunderstood. Instead, a thunderstorm arrives and he runs into a field where a lightning bolt strikes him, and he disappears in a blinding flash of light.




see, Powder had the ability of telepathy, precognition, non-local synchronisity, communication with the remaining life-force of deceased intellects, affinity with animals, tapping in to the universal consciousness... those are the abilities of tying into or being attuned into the 'Matrix',,,,

copy?



I toadily agree that Powder belongs on the list.


The problem with the Matrix is it is very broad ranging and many movies tie in, although kNot necessarily completely. Powder is a perfect example of that, it comes in from a different angle and Powder never gives away the secret he figured out.


Ribbit


Ps: Butterfly Effect is also another one that hints on the truth.



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posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 03:35 AM
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dont quite agree on some of thoose picks... matrix = another intelligence controlling our reality of perception.
Shrek = wtf?... u get the point
... just for lols youtube this song... Birdy nam nam - Abbesses.
Listening to it naow... kinda nice if ure into that sorta thing



posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 03:44 AM
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Sorry, books too! You should definitely get Neuromancer. This is actually the story where the idea of the cyberspace matrix originated from, and is a massive influence on the film. The writers even admitted this I think.


The matrix has its roots in primitive arcade games. … Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts. … A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding.


Neuromancer - Literary and cultural significance (don't read all of that page if you get it, it has the plot included.)

If I could only suggest one thing it'd be Neuromancer without a doubt.
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posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 04:44 PM
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The Butterfly Effect

Thought I'd mention it since no one did.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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Originally posted by TheProphetMark
The Butterfly Effect

Thought I'd mention it since no one did.



The Final Destination series falls into the Butterfly Effect tie-in as well.


Ribbit



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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Originally posted by Johnkie
dont quite agree on some of thoose picks... matrix = another intelligence controlling our reality of perception.
Shrek = wtf?... u get the point
... just for lols youtube this song... Birdy nam nam - Abbesses.
Listening to it naow... kinda nice if ure into that sorta thing



If you think Shrek doesn't tie-in, then Who Framed Roger Rabbit will be a hard one for you to understand how it ties in as well.


Ribbit



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 04:23 PM
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Dark city

www.imdb.com...


A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.



posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Another one I forgot is the Devils Advocate.


That was an exceptional movie.


Ribbit


Ps: Also Deja Vu, Contact, The Village, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Adjustment Bureau, Knowing, The Day the Earth Stood Still, K-PAX, Galaxy Quest, Next, Stargate, The Sphere, Æon Flux, The Man From Earth, Battlefield Earth, Push, Videodrome, The Astronaut's Wife, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Plan 9 From Outer Space, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Virtuosity, Ink, Avalon, and The Happening.



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posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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as for movies try
waking life
a scanner darkly
enter the void
donie darko
as for books try
the phyics of consciousness(the quantum mind and the meaning of life) by evan harris walker
inner paths to outer space(journeys to alien worlds through psychedelics and other spiritual technologies) by rick strassman,m.d,and others
i am a strange loop by douglas hofstadter
the tibetan book of the dead
nothing in this book is true,but it exactly how things are by bob frissell
all exalent movies and books,all witch i feel touch on the subject matter ur in search for..........happy transending



posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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also '___' the spirit molecule by rick strassman,m.d



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