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The media spectacle (including films) gives technology (andscience) a rationale for domination itself in the culture industry (p.121). "Anyone who resists can only survive by fitting in"since "not to conform means to be rendered powerless,economically and therefore spiritually--to be 'self-employed' "(p. 132-133). In a comment that speaks to Debord's theory of thespectacle, Horkheimer and Adorno (1972: 136) argue, "the socialpower which the spectators worship shows itself more effectively inthe omnipresence of the stereotype imposed by technical skill than inthe stale ideologies for which the ephemeral contents stand in."Below I will make the case, following Horkheimer and Adorno, that thefilm Matrix is not only inter-spectacle, it is dialectic of scienceand myth.

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