RLG332H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Kfc, Simulacrum, Spiritualism

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Lecture 9 RLG332 August 03, 2016
Excursus: Ideology
Left is the communist while right is facist
oTriumph of the will plants Hitler on top
Communist (socialist)is more played onto the will of the people
oIn “Platoon” the left wing triumphs over right
Ideology
Can take several forms other than politics
Marxist Critique
oEconomic forces play out in creating the society
Forces of production vs means of production
oMarxist societies locate the issue at money
Matrix as post modern ideological critique
Simulacra: copies that depict things that either had no original to begin with or that no longer
have an original
oWachowskis gave Keanu a reading assignment
oThere is no original reality to what religious symbols mean
“Simulation and Simulacra” the book says this
Everything is a copy of each other
We simulate those simulacra
oWhen we mass produce everything, things lose meaning
When you watch movies about love or spiritualism you use that to sub our real explanations
about love
Religion as simulation & simulacra
In the course we try to use religion to analyze films
Matrix reloaded
Matrix: Neo is the one
Matrix Reloaded: Zion is being attacked and have 72 hours to save it
Matrix revolutions
Neo is able to control machines
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