MATRIX Philosophy and Cinematography:
- Part 5 (Final): Matrix Philosophy and Cinematography
- Part 4: MATRIX Philosophy and Cinematography
- Part 3: MATRIX Philosophy and Cinematography
- Part 2: MATRIX Philosophy and Cinematography
- Part 1: MATRIX Philosophy and Cinematography
- Life Lessons From the MATRIX
Matrix NOTES II
- you are special.. the rules don’t apply to you.
- ‘i can’t do this’ // gets caught.
- ‘you are the one, neo’
- i don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life
- the world pulled over your eyes….to blind you from the truth
- truth:’you are a slave’
- you were born into bondage
- prison…for your mind
- you have to see it for yourself (truth)
- how deep doe the rabbit hole go? —truth/philosophy? seeking truth?
- ’time is always against us’
- dream world vs real world?
‘welcome to the real world’
‘why do my eyes hurt? because you’ve never used them before’
what is real? how do you define what is real?
real is just electrical signals interpreted by your brain…if we don’t perceive something… is it not real? does it not exist?
‘you’ve been living in a dream world’
built to keep us under control
turn a human into battery?
not easy, but the truth.
– once you go find the truth…u can’t go back. but would you even want to?
‘the mind has trouble letting go’
change whatever you want inside matrix; whatever you see fit!
human race needs to be free.
we need training.
‘you want some more? hell yeah!’
’10 hours straight; he’s a machine’
what rules can be broken…besides physical laws like gravity?
what rules in life can we break…what social rules can we break?
what are you waiting for? you’re faster than this. you’re stronger than this!
don’t think you are; know you are!
stop trying; just do it.
‘I’m trying to free your mind, neo’
how to free your mind // but i can only show you the door–youre the one who has to walk through it
you have to let it all go; fear, doubt, and disbelief. free your mind.
‘i thought it wasn’t real. your mind makes it real’
The body cannot live without the mind.
The system is our enemy
Most people not ready to be unplugged.
Fight the gatekeepers.
Agents; based on rules…break from the rules! The rules don’t apply to you!
Agents will never be as strong or fast as you an be // because others are held down by rules!
You can dodge bullets//you won’t have to dodge bullets!
Bullets can’t harm you! ***
Don’t run against agents; stand your ground and fight!
‘Ignorance is bliss’
What does food really taste like…and why?
‘To deny our very impulses…is to deny the very thing which makes us human’
Are you your memories? What if your memories aren’t real? // or what if you mis-remembered?
Try not to think of right or wrong; she’s a guide.
Help find the path; but there is no right and wrong
I can only show you the door; you must walk through it ***
The truth: ‘there is no spoon’
It isn’t the spoon that bends; only yourself! ***
Do you think you’re the one?
Temet nosce: know thyself (latin)
Without him,…were lost.
Im a guide; keep helping guide others *** // but others must find their own way , only show them the door.
Film as a more engaging philosophy ?
Make films that have philosophy?
FIRST MATRIX supposed to be perfect human world
How to direct your own evolution
‘I believe in something’ — we all need something to believe in!
Neo; Nobody has anyone done anything like this… ‘thats why its gonna work’
Agent smith: I need to get out of here…I need to become free!
Can you fly that thing? Not yet. [not yet!] ***
Symbolism of breaking chains?
I knew it; he’s the one!
You’re the one!
Theres a difference between knowing the path and walking the path
Everything the oracle has told me has become true; except this!
What is he doing? He’s beginning to believe!
My name…is Neo!
‘Neo; im not afraid anymore’
See everything is just green code???
‘You’re afraid of change ‘ // why be afraid of change?
A world without controls or borders or boundaries. ‘A world where anything is possible’
Where we go from there, is a choice I leave to you.
‘you have to focus, trinity’
‘follow the white rabbit’
‘simulacra + simulation ‘ – ON NIHILISM
‘yours my savior; my own jesus christ’
‘are you ever sure if you’re not awake or dreaming?’
all the time — MESCALINE — its the only way to fly.
‘it sounds to me like you need to unplug’
My name is trinity — THE trinity?
‘you’re looking for morpheus?’
‘i was once looking for the same thing’
I was looking for an answer; it is the question that drives us.
Window wiper; false reality?
‘You have a problem with authority=- you believe you are special and the rules do not apply to you’
‘You take a chance either way — I leave it to you’
‘What good is a phone call if you’re unable to speak?’
prison for your mind//born into bondage into a slave?
when pay taxes, etc?
nobody can be told what matrix is; you have to experience it for yourself
all i’m offering is the truth; nothing more.
‘welcome to the real world’
‘why do my eyes hurt? you’ve never used them before’
‘see for yourself’
MADE IN THE USA // 2069
‘real’ — what is real? just electric signals to your brain?
‘you’ve been living in a dream world’
what is the matrix? CONTROL!
keep humans under CONTROL//for battery
the mind has trouble letting go
man can remake the matrix as he sees fit!
I AM THE ONE!!!
10 hours straight training!
some rules can be bent..some broken.
do you believe me being faster or stronger has anything to do with muscles in this place?
‘you think you’re breathing air?’
‘what are you waiting for? you’re faster than this.’
don’t think you are faster than this— know you’re faster than this.
‘i don’t believe it’
‘I’m trying to FREE YOUR MIND neo’
but i can show you the door— you need to walk through it.
LOAD THE JUMP PROGRAM
‘you have to let it all go neo—fear, doubt, and disbelief’
don’t fear, don’t doubt yourself, don’t have disbelief!
‘free your mind’
‘i thought it wasn’t real’ — your mind makes it real’
‘The body cannot live without the mind’
save the minds of the people
‘most of these people are not ready to be unplugged’
so many people are dependent on the system; they will fight to remain part of the system
‘i am not going to lie to you’
‘where they have failed; you will succeed’
agents; their strength and speed is based on a world built on rules. because of that— they will never be as strong or as fast as you can be.
YOU CAN DODGE BULLETS
‘when you’re ready— you won’t have to dodge bullets’
‘You’ve been down that road; you know where it ends’
one piece of advice— be honest.
Dont believe in fate; because I like to think I can control my life!
Why didn’t I take the blue pill?
‘So you’re here to save the world’
‘I know this steak doesn’t exist. The matrix tells my mind that it is juicy.’
After 9 years— ignorance is bliss.
’To deny our impulses— is to deny the very thing that makes us human’ — don’t deny my impulses?
‘I have all these memories from my life— none of them happened’
your memories cannot tell you who you are.
Symbolism for blind man?
I can only show you the door; you need to walk through it.
‘You are right on time’
There is no spoon
‘Do not try to bend the spoon’
Dont try to bend the spoon— thats impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth.
Truth: there is no spoon
Not the spoon that bends; only yourself.
**Dont try to bend reality; bend myself! **
Change myself; not reality?
Temet nosce—know yourself
Without morpheus were lost.
You have a good soul
‘What was said was for you; and for you alone’
Im tired of being cold and eating the same goop everyday.
‘He set us free’ — you call this free?
Human beings define reality through misery?
‘The peak of your civilization?’
Give my life in what I believe in.
Humans are VIRUS
No-one has ever tried anything like this; that is why it will work.
Who can I save?
‘Can you fly that thing? Not yet’—
Know that I (yet) cannot do things; but I can do anything!!!
Break the chains of oppression!
‘I knew it; he’s the one’
‘Theres a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path’
‘Hes beginning to believe’
BEGIN TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
Rewatch old boy and snow piercer— I can be a director like him!
‘My name is Neo’ (new)
‘Neo—I’m not afraid anymore.’
Id fall in love; and the person I fall in love with is the one.
You can’t be dead; because I love you.
‘NOW GET UP!’
To bulletS: “No.”
Dont be afraid of the future.
A world where anything is possible