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The Matrix Unfolded
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\$BL\O(B  \$B\$h\$/\$"\$k!J\$"\$k\$\$\$ODA\$7\$\$!K\$NF0J*\$rBe\$j\$K;H\$o\$J\$\$\$N\$+!)(B

What exactly was the Oracle?
\$BMB8@F\$\$\$F\$\$\$?%/%C%-!<\$No\$K(B 1999 \$BG/\$J\$N\$+!)(B

What was the significance of Switch wearing all white?
\$B%9%&%#%C%A\$NA4?HGrAuB+\$K\$O!"2?\$+FCJL\$J0UL#\$,\$"\$k\$N\$+!)(B

How come Apoc and Switch died when Cypher unplugged them?
\$B%5%\$%U%!!<\$,%(%\$%]%C%/\$H%9%&%#%C%A\$N%W%i%0\$rH4\$\$\$?\$H\$-!"\$I\$s\$J;`\$,H`\$i(B
\$B\$KK,\$l\$?\$N\$+!)(B

Why did Agent Smith want to get out of the matrix? He was just a program.
\$B%(!<%8%'%s%H!&%9%_%9\$O!"\$J\$<%^%H%j%C%/%9\$+\$iH4\$1=P\$7\$?\$\$\$N\$+!)(B \$BH`\$OC1(B
\$B\$J\$k%W%m%0%i%`\$J\$N\$K!#(B

What was Trinity's message from the Oracle?
\$BMB8@!#(B
\$B!VMB8@O(B  \$B\$h\$/\$"\$k!J\$"\$k\$\$\$ODA\$7\$\$!Kl\$9\$kET;T\$O\$I\$3!)(B

What was that bug put in Neo's stomach?
\$B%M%*\$NJ"\$KF~\$l\$i\$l\$?!"\$"\$NCn\$O2?\$J\$N\$+!)(B

Why did the AI choose to set matrix-world in 1990s?
\$B\$J\$<(B AI \$B\$O!"%^%H%j%C%/%9@\$3&\$N@_Dj\$H\$7\$F!"(B1990 \$BG/Be\$rA*\$i\$s\$@\$N\$+!)(B

What are those characters in the green matrix code?
\$BNP?'\$N%^%H%j%C%/%9!&%3!<%I\$NCf\$NJ8;z\$NO(B  \$B%-%j%9%H65\$H\$N4XO"@-\$K\$D\$\$\$F(B

The Holy Trinity Theory
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Morpheus             God the father
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Neo                  Jesus the son
\$B%M%*(B                 \$B;R\$J\$k?@!"%-%j%9%H(B
Trinity              The Holy Spirit
\$B%H%j%K%F%#(B           \$B@:Nn(B
Thomas Anderson
\$B%H%^%9!&%"%s%@!<%=%s(B \$B!J@;%H%^%9!T==Fs;HEL\$N(B-; \$BM}@-E*!&ZE*\$G\$"\$C\$?!U!K(B
Doubting Thomas
\$B5?\$\$?<\$\$?M(B, (\$B>Z5r\$,\$J\$\$\$H(B)\$B2?\$G\$b5?\$&?M(B \$B!T(BThomas \$B\$,(B
\$B%-%j%9%H\$NI|3h\$r5?\$\$(B, \$B%\$%(%9\$r8+\$k\$^\$G?.\$8\$J\$+\$C\$?(B
\$B\$3\$H\$+\$i(B; John 20: 24-29\$B!U(B
Cypher               Judas or Demon
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\$B\$KGd\$j(B, \$B8e\$K<+;&\$7\$?!J0J2JN,!K!U\$^\$?\$O%G!<%b%s(B
Tank                 The Virgin Mary? or Lazarus
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\$B%\$%(%9\$,;`\$+\$i\$h\$_\$,\$(\$i\$;\$?CK(B;\$B!J0J2JN,!K!U(B
The Oracle           The Delphic Oracle
\$BMB8@O(B  \$B=!65E*\$J4XO"@-\$K\$D\$\$\$F(B
Buddhism
\$BJ)65(B
Gnosticism
\$B%0%N!<%7%9O(B  \$BJ83X:nIJ\$H\$N4XO"(B

I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream - Harlan Ellison
\$B!X@<\$J\$-@d6+!Y!J(B SFM 1969/03 \$B<}O?!K(B - \$B%O!<%i%s!&%(%j%9%s(B
\$BJLL>(B \$B!X\$*\$l\$K\$O8}\$,\$J\$\$!"\$=\$l\$G\$b\$*\$l\$O6+\$V!Y!J@\$3&(B SF \$BBg>^7f:nA*(B 2 \$B\$K<}O?!K(B
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
\$B!XIT;W5D\$N9q\$N%"%j%9!Y(B - \$B%k%\$%9!&%-%c%m%k(B
Simulacra and Simulation - Jean Baudrillard - "On Nihilism"
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- \$B%K%R%j%:%`\$N>e\$G!)!)!)(B
\$B!T%U%i%s%9\$N\$dM6OG(B
\$B\$H\$\$\$C\$?;kE@\$+\$i2r@O\$7\$?!J0J2JN,!K!U(B
Neuromancer - William Gibson
\$B!X%K%e!<%m%^%s%5!O(B  \$BC{8u(B

Little details / references
\$BBh(B 07 \$B>O(B  \$B=EH"\$N6y(B

Technical
\$BBh(B 08 \$B>O(B  \$B%F%/%K%+%k\$JOCBj(B

Telephones
\$BEEOC(B
Jacking-in
\$B%8%c%C%/!&%\$%s(B

Symbols
\$BBh(B 09 \$B>O(B  \$B%7%s%\%k\$K\$D\$\$\$F(B

Sunglasses
\$B%5%s%0%i%9(B
Mirrors
\$B6@(B
Matrix code
\$B%^%H%j%C%/%9!&%3!<%I(B

Names
\$BBh(B 10 \$B>O(B  \$BL>A0\$K\$D\$\$\$F(B

Neo
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Thomas Anderson
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Morpheus
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Trinity
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Cypher
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Switch
\$B%9%&%#%C%A(B
Mouse
\$B%^%&%9(B
Apoc
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Tank
\$B%?%s%/!JLuCm!'@oO(B  \$BMB8@O(B  \$BHV9f(B
Neo's apartment: 101
\$B%M%*\$N%"%Q!<%H(B
Heart o' The City room: 303
Heart o' The City \$B\$NIt20(B
Crew's license tag: AA 034 (AA, popular type of battery)
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\$B!J(B AA \$B\$O!"0lHLE*\$J4%EECS\$N7?\$r<(\$9!K(B
\$B%(!<%8%'%s%H\$N%i%\$%;%s%9!&%?%0(B
Date on computer in opening: 2-19-98 13:24:18
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Date/time on computer in closing: 9-18-99 14:32:21
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Time on Neo's clock when he is awoken by the alarm (after having met
Trinity for the first time): 9:18
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Phone number traced in opening: 555-0690
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Plate on the Neb: MARK III No. 11 / Nebuchadnezzar / Made in the USA /
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On the 3 blocks the girls are juggling at the Oracle's: 3,9,V,Z,P,L,I,W
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Phone number for City Boarding, printed on the walls of room 303:
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\$B\$=\$l\$O(B 303 \$B9f<<\$NJI\$KD%\$i\$l\$F\$\$\$?;f!)!)!)\$K0u:~\$5\$l\$F\$\$\$?(B
Phone number on Guns billboard: 555-0161
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The building they land on top of after swinging from the helicopter is
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The Oracle's apartment number: C960 (9th floor.)
\$BMB8@O(B  \$B2;3Z(B

The song in the nightclub scene?
\$B%J%\$%H!&%/%i%V\$N%7!<%s\$G\$N6J\$O!)(B
The song when Neo is asleep at the computer?
\$B%3%s%T%e!<%?\$NA0\$G%M%*\$,L2\$C\$F\$\$\$k\$H\$-\$N6J\$O!)(B
What is the music in the trailer? (not in the movie)
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Which soundtrack songs are heard in which scenes?
\$B%5%&%s%I%H%i%C%/\$K<}O?\$5\$l\$?3F6J\$O!"\$=\$l\$>\$l\$I\$N%7!<%s\$GD0\$1\$k\$N!)(B

Objects
\$BBh(B 14 \$B>O(B  \$B%b%N(B

Where can I get sunglasses like that?
\$B\$"\$s\$J%5%s%0%i%9\$O\$I\$3\$G\$7\$F\$\$\$?%/%k%^\$O\$J\$K!)(B
What kind of coat does Neo wear?
\$B%M%*\$,Ce\$F\$\$\$?%3!<%H\$O\$J\$K!)(B
Where can I get clothes like those worn in The Matrix?
\$B%^%H%j%C%/%9\$KEP>l\$7\$?\$h\$&\$J0aAu\$O\$I\$3\$GO(B  \$BB3JT(B