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David Chalmers ... Himself

Peter Chung ... Himself
Andy Clark ... Himself
Daniel C. Dennett ... Himself
Hubert Dreyfus ... Himself
Julia Driver ... Herself
Frances Flannery-Dailey ... Herself (as Frances Flannery-Dailey Ph.D.)
Christopher Grau ... Himself
Richard Hanley ... Himself
William Irwin ... Himself

Peter B. Lloyd ... Himself
T.J. Mawson ... Himself
Colin McGinn ... Himself
Michael McKenna ... Himself
John Partridge ... Himself
Mark Rowlands ... Himself
Rudy Rucker ... Himself
John Searle ... Himself
John Shirley ... Himself
Bruce Sterling ... Himself
Iakovos Vasiliou ... Himself

Christopher Vogler ... Himself
Rachel Wagner ... Herself (as Dr. Rachel Wagner)

Cornel West ... Himself (as Dr. Cornel West)
Ken Wilber ... Himself

Directed by
Josh Oreck 
Produced by
Vanessa Carmichael .... associate producer
Konda Mason .... producer
Konda Mason .... supervising post-producer
Eric Matthies .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Neve Cunningham 
Sovonto Green 
Rob Massey 
Keith Robinson 
Byron Shah 
Keith Walker 
Film Editing by
Josh Oreck 
Production Management
Tricia Todd .... executive in charge of production
Tricia Todd .... production manager
Sound Department
Forrest Brakeman .... location sound
Lance Brown .... re-recording mixer
Claudia Katayanagi .... location sound
Eric Naughton .... location sound
Alex Ramos-Ariansen .... location sound
Chris Sheedy .... location sound
Patrick Tillmann .... location sound
Editorial Department
Kari Hobson .... assistant editor
Arthur Klein .... additional editorial
Jeff Maynard .... assistant editor
Greg Tillman .... additional editorial
Other crew
Cyrani Ackerman .... titles and graphics
Sophie Bassouls .... images courtesy of
Stefano Branchetti .... images courtesy of
Lynn Campbell .... research assistant
Leonard de Selva .... images courtesy of
Megan Foord .... office manager
Christopher Haber .... symphony assistant
Taku Hazeyama .... research assistant
Michael Kaz .... story editor
Wendy Kopekin .... production accountant
Peter O'Donovan .... symphony assistant
Josh Oreck .... concept
Erin Peters .... intern
Chris Povall .... symphony artist
Blake Schaffeld .... intern
Ted Streshinsky .... images courtesy of
Gian Berto Vanni .... images courtesy of
Tim Bicio .... thanks
Jonathan Cape .... thanks
Tina Carter .... thanks
Harper Collins .... thanks
Michael Crawford .... thanks
Origlia Franco .... thanks
David Goodman .... thanks
Tawny Harrison .... thanks
Jackie Hayes .... thanks
Paul Hemstreet .... thanks
Gerrad A. Holtz .... thanks
Josh Kandell .... thanks (as Josh Kandal)
Larry K. Mason .... in memory of
Audrey K. Matthies .... in memory of
Harper Ray Oreck .... thanks
David Pincus .... thanks
Joel Silver .... thanks
Anita Silvers .... thanks
Irika Slavin .... thanks
Chuck Speed .... thanks
Cindy Todd .... thanks
Lana Wachowski .... thanks (as Larry Wachowski)
Lilly Wachowski .... thanks (as Andy Wachowski)

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61 min
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This documentary is featured on disc 8 (The Roots of the Matrix)in The Ultimate Matrix DVD Collection, released in 2004.See more »
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Interesting, 22 April 2009
Author: abgkasjlkasjla from Denmark

This is one of the two feature-length documentaries on #8(The Roots of The Matrix) of the 10-Disc Ultimate Set. It goes over many philosophical concepts that inspired, and are presented in, the trilogy. They spend the first half(!) on the original film, and the rest of the time then goes over parts 2 and 3, with a couple of things on the Animatrix shorts. This consists of clips of aforementioned releases and interviews. This does a good job of informing the audience about the various thoughts, although it would obviously take far longer to go over all the symbolism in them, and one can ask the very appropriate question if something anywhere near that definite and final is even desired, by viewers or the Wachowskis alike. That does mean that this is limited, but it is likely enough to enlighten and provide food for thought. In line with the series, this may provoke debate, rather than give answers set in stone. Whether one cares for this or not may depend on the extent of their knowledge on the subject, the old ideas, as well as how much they've thought about the presence of such in these three silver screen efforts. Obviously, it also makes a difference if one particularly wants to think about the meanings one could possibly take out of them. This is well-edited and has an appropriate pace. It doesn't overstay its welcome or repeat itself. The tenth and last DVD of the set, Zion Archives, holds tons of artwork, as well as the media of the movies, meaning, trailers, TV spots and music videos. I recommend this to anyone who wishes descriptions of the stuff that we've seen interpreted, visualized and/or updated in the franchise. 8/10

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