#40 - Film Deep Dive: Ex Machina

In this episode, we are back with a deep dive into the film Ex Machina. Ex Machina was written and directed by Alex Garland staring Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and Alicia Vikander. We discuss the films key elements in themes, storytelling, and philosophical questions posed. If you have not watched the movie yet this a spoiler warning and should watch the movie before listening we cannot recommend the movie enough!

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Show Notes:

[00:08:51] - Basic Film Info

[00:10:36] - Establishing the Plot

Lesson from the Screenplay

[00:13:56] - Caleb and Nathan's Difference in Personalities

[00:16:38] - Nathan's Leading Questions

[00:17:36] - Spoilers from this Point Forward - This is your final warning!

[00:18:31] - The Turing Test - Wiki

[00:19:37] - Ava Session 1: Meeting Ava

                 Why did they have skin on only her feet and hands?

                 "Through the looking glass" - Lewis Carol

                 Jackson Pollock Painting: No. 5, 1948

[00:31:21] - Ava Session 2: Do you want to be my friend?

[00:34:33] - Caleb's Backstory

[00:35:56] - Dinner with Nathan

[00:40:16] - Ava Workshop


DNA could store data

[00:46:16] - Ava Session 3: Where would you go?

[00:48:31] - Ava wears clothes for the first time

[00:49:31] - Are you attracted to me?

[00:52:06] - Did you program Ava to like me?

[00:53:31] - Ava Session 4: Mary and the Black and White Box

[00:59:11] - Dancing Scene

[01:03:37] - Ava Session 5: Who turns you off?

[01:08:41] - Getting into Nathan's Room

[01:12:00] - Quote from Robert Oppenheimer, which is a quote from the Bhagavad Gita :

"In battle, in the forest, at the precipice in the  mountains,

On the dark great sea, in the midst of javelins and arrows,

In sleep, in confusion, in the depths of shame,

The good deeds a man has done before defend him"

[01:16:39] - Ava Session 6: The Plan

[01:25:05] - Is Ava Manipulating You?

[01:26:45] - Ava Session 7: The Final Transformation

[01:28:19] - Is Ava Conscious?

[01:33:06] - What is the main premise?

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