Little Details / References

Ronald Reagan
Matrix
Cypher is called “Mr. Reagan” by Smith. Cypher says “I don’t wanna remember nothing.” Ronald Reagan notoriously said “I don’t remember” during the Iran-Contra scandal (covert operations.) Cypher says, “I wanna be rich, you know, someone important. Like an actor.” Ronald Reagan was an actor before he was President. Cypher has traits of Satan. Ronald Wilson Reagan was referred to by some as Satan, there are 6 letters in each of his 3 names, 666. Cypher wishes to live a life of material decadence. Ronald Reagan presided over an era remembered for decadence, greed, and deceit.
Superman
Matrix
Reloaded
Trinity ‘flies’ like Superman in the opening chase scene, soon after departs into a phonebooth. In the last scene, Neo exits a phone booth, then flies like Superman, with a long coat instead of a cape. Trinity and Morpheus both ‘leap tall buildings in a single bound.’
Also ref. Nietzsche’s superman.
Neo flies like Superman.
Sleeping Beauty
Matrix
Trinity ‘awakens Neo with a kiss.’
Keep Clear
Matrix
As the crew exit the loading dock of the building on the way to see the Oracle, two signs can be seen that say Keep Clear. Window washers make the windows clear while Neo’s boss talks. These can refer to seeing things clearly, seeing the matrix as the illusion that it is. Which requires keeping your head clear.


In the same scene, another sign reads ‘loading area only’ ‘no parking.’ That’s the building where they ‘load’ in and out of the matrix, and it’s not a good idea to hang out there long (‘park’).

More Signs
Matrix
There are green ‘exit’ signs seen in most of the buildings when they are in the matrix. When the agents arrive on the top of the mmi building to find only the helicopter’s tow rope, a sign on the door behind them says “Authorized personnel only.”
Spoons
Matrix
Reloaded
Matrix
As they enter the Oracle’s apartment, you see a rack of collectable spoons on the wall (just before Neo meets the spoon-bending boy. And coins the line, “There is no spoon.”)


Reloaded
Neo is handed a Spoon as a gift

20 Questions
Matrix
When Switch says to Neo, “We don’t have time for 20 questions,” Neo had just asked approximately his 20th question so far in the movie.
Heart o’ The City
Matrix
The name of the hotel containing room 303, which Trinity is in at the beginning of the film, and Neo is in (and shot in the heart, and his heart stops) at the end, is called The Heart o’ The City. In the ’96 screenplay, it’s called The Heart of Chicago. That screenplay has Chicago as the setting. Chicago is the Wachowskis’ hometown.
Guns
Matrix
<<The smoking “Guns & Ammo” sign during the opening rooftop chase is an Israeli “Desert Eagle”… which just happens to be the exact same weapon the Agents are using.>>
Trinity/Triangle
Matrix
When they go to visit the Oracle, Trinity’s outfit has a distinctive triangle neckline (like an inverted v-neck.)
Cypher’s Heart
Matrix
Cypher’s red sweater has a hole right over his heart, perhaps symbolizing that he is “heartless.”
Sol
Matrix
In the subway showdown, there’s an ad on the wall for Sol, a brand of Mexican beer. Sol means “sun” — as in, the sun was blocked when the sky was scorched. As in, the light of the world (Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” John 8:12). A homonym for “son,” as in son of God.
AWA
Matrix
The TV in the construct is labeled AWA. A radio tower flown over in the helicopter scene bears the same logo.
<<AWA is an Australian company,which pioneered Radio and Television in Australia. They were the leader in electronics, right from the early 1900s. The tower is, of course, the same brand, and logo as the TV set. The AWA tower was actually the tallest tower in Sydney up until the mid 1960s. AWA as a company, in this form (TV, Radio) is today, non-existent, but still operates in different business interests(including navigation beacons,medical supplies and electronic ICs) and using a different logo, which had been changed many years ago.>>
Courier New
Matrix
In the scene where Neo is asleep at his computer, which scrolls various news articles about Morpheus, one of the ‘newspapers’ is the “Courier New Press.” Courier New is the name of a common computer font.
Twins / Agent Training Program
Matrix
In the “agent training program” scene, there are identical twins (computer-generated I presume) that can be seen when the people freeze-frame. Why?
Antonella chimes in with the answer: I DON’T KNOW FOR WHAT THIS PLACE IS, BUT I WANT TO INFORM YOU THAT IN “SYMBOLISM” IN THE PART OF “LITTLE DETAILS” YOU TALK ABOUT THE “AGENT TRAINING PROGRAM”, SO I THOUGHT YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ THIS THAT THEY SAID IN A VIRTUAL THEATRE:
WACHOWSKI: People don’t realize how important this scene is(part of the agent training programe). Because we are all staring at the woman in the red dress!  There’s actually twins and triplets that we hired in that scene. And all of the clothes are based on black and white costumes, like nuns, chefs, brides, sailors. We had the idea that Mouse just doubled people instead of making originals. But we couldn’t afford to do it digitally, so we ended up hiring as many doubles, or as many twins, as we could find in Sydney. It was kind of like a bad dream on the set.
Ears
Matrix
Mouse and Cypher both have mauled looking ears in the real world, but their ears look normal in the matrix. WHY? Obviously, there’s no issue with the fact that they might look better within the matrix (residual self-image) but WHY would the filmmakers go to the trouble of crudding up their ears, and what was it in the real world that supposedly injured them?
Sunglasses
Matrix
Reloaded
Indicates strength/vulnerability — note Agent Smiths sunglasses, the scene where they are broken by a blow from Neo, in addition to the scenes where he removes them.
Mirrors
Matrix
Reloaded
Mirrored sunglasses, with deliberately placed reflected images. Mirror substance covering Neo. Mirror-like liquid injected into Morpheus. Mirrored images in the spoon in the ‘Spoon Boy’ scene.
Mirrors may also represent a skewed look at things.
Matrix Code
All Matrix Material
Literal, green code trickling down the screen. Similar images: the trickle of suds before wiped by the window-washers, the rain falling on the car windows (when Neo first goes with Trinity), the water cascading from the machine-gunned office down the Mirrored building. Morpheus’ black with green-pattern tie.

Represents Rain.

Jacking-in
Matrix
Reloaded
Revolutions
Enter the Matrix
The Second Renaissance – Part II
Matriculated
Program
Their signal/mind/consciousness enters the matrix via a hacked connection. “Dozer, when you’re done, bring the ship up to broadcast depth.” They broadcast and receive signals like a satellite does. They don’t need a physical connection to the matrix “mainframe.”
Telephones
Matrix
Reloaded
Revolutions
Enter the Matrix
Only a “hard line” can be used to bring the crew in and out of the matrix. (Today, most people access the internet via hard lines.) These are data paths that have been hacked by the crew. How do they talk to Tank via celphone, or any non-hard line? The number they dial goes to a router that had been hacked, and is patched into Tank’s headset (my theory.)
Light Bulb
Reloaded
user Derek_W66 in the forums:
Near beginning of Reloaded, when Neo “takes off” after defeating the three agents…

Right after Neo kicks one agent into the street lamp, the large bulb falls to the ground and breaks.

I think this relates to Smith. The bulb disconnects, falls to the ground and then explodes into thousands of pieces. I think this represents how Smith has been “disconnected,” or freed from the system – and of course his cloning is represented by the hundreds and hundreds of pieces…