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The Matrix Comics, Volumes 1 & 2
Both with 160 pages/12 stories set in the world of the Matrix from some of the comic industry's biggest names! Volume 2 also includes a surprise or two. Read TheMatrix101 reviews.
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The Art of the Matrix
Includes full storyboards, a photo album, thumbnail sketches by the Wachowski brothers, over 1000 illustrations plus the complete shooting script. Read TheMatrix101 review.
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The Matrix: The Shooting Script
A gotta-have reference that includes cut scenes and production notes. Read TheMatrix101 review.
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Like a Splinter in Your Mind: The Philosophy Behind the Matrix Trilogy
Splinter guides you through 13 of the core philosophical questions that are explored in the Matrix films, showing us how these questions relate to our own lives and our own philosophical journeys. Read an excerpt. Read TheMatrix101 review.
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Jacking In To The Matrix Franchise
Covering the franchise as a whole, Jacking In includes articles on the cultural and religious implications of The Matrix trilogy, and its place within the cyberworlds of contemporary literature and philosophy. Read an interview with the Editor!
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The Matrix (BFI Modern Classics)
Examining The Matrix's digital effects and how they were achieved, this book shows how the film represents a melding of cinema and video games (the greatest commercial threat facing Hollywood since the advent of television) and achieves a hybrid kind of immersive entertainment. Read an excerpt.
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Beyond the Matrix: Revolutions and Revelations
Beyond plugs into the richly textured and deeply interwoven network of religion, philosophy, Western values, and popular culture to reveal the Matrix films' many layers of meaning. Read an essay by the author!
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Simulacra and Simulation
A Matrix Inspiration. This is the book where Neo hides the 'product' that he sells to his customer in the beginning of The Matrix. But that's not the only reason to get it - the book looks at the division between reality and symbolism which has become a tad blurry.
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Out Of Control
A Matrix Inspiration. Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.
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Introducing Evolutionary Psychology
A Matrix Inspiration. This book is an entertaining, accessible read that gives insight into why we behave the way we do, why we make the choices we do, and whether these reasons are buried in our unconscious minds or can be found elsewhere.
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Journey to the Source: Decoding Matrix Trilogy
Journey is a scene by scene commentary on all three Matrix Movies based on spiritual and scientific interpretations. Includes a foreward by Don Davis, Composer of The Matrix Trilogy.
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The One
Analyze, reflect and act on the principles Neo learns to find out how to get unplugged from our 'real-world' MATRIX world and create the life you want.
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The Gospel Reloaded: Exploring Spirituality and Faith in The Matrix
The Gospel Reloaded explores the Matrix films, showing how their themes are guaranteed to generate thoughtful discussion about culture and spirituality.
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Exploring the Matrix: Visions of the Cyber Present
This anthology covers the film's concepts and themes with essays by 17 science-fiction authors and digital artists.
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Philosophers Explore The Matrix
A collection of new, intriguing essays about some of the powerful and ancient questions broached by The Matrix and its sequels, written by some of the most prominent and reputable philosophers working today.
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More Matrix and Philosophy
This follow-up to the hugely successful The Matrix and Philosophy (see below) is broken down into seven "scenes" that explore some of the deeper issues in the movie series and of life today.
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The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real
Find out more about the philosophy behind the Matrix, in this accessible read. Read TheMatrix101 review.
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Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix
Learn more about the science, philosophy and religion of The Matrix in this book of essays written by all kinds of smart people.
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The Matrix Cultural Revolution
Through interviews with dozens of individuals, including cast members, critics, and fans, New York Times reporter Michel Marriott uncovers the allure of The Matrix.
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Matrix Warrior: Being The One
Combining an in-depth examination of the film with philosophical inquiry and the teachings of Castandeda, Jake Horsley has produced a profound yet witty analysis of the movie's premise.
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Matrix Reflections: Choosing Between Reality and Illusion
Reflections acts as a tool, a mirror, a key that unlocks some answers to the very questions that we encounter throughout our lives.
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Did You Know?

Because of the man vs. machine similarity in storylines between 'The Matrix,' and the 'Terminator' movies, some have suggested they fit together sequentially. The 'Terminator' movies show the intensification of the war as a prequel to The Matrix story, which happens after the machines have found the ultimate way to control humans.
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