Daily Dialogue theme next week: Computer
Scott Myers
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Scott –

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Rgds

-mjr

Suggestion for Daily Dialogue: Computer

NIGHTMARE CODE

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2848252/; released 2015

NIGHTMARE CODE is a psychological sci-fi thriller about behavior recognition technology and 24/7 surveillance. It is the first feature film told from the perspective of a sentient AI. Imagine: THE SHINING in a startup, as told by 2001’s HAL.

Brett Desmond, a genius programmer with a troubled past is called in to finish a top secret behavior recognition program, ROPER, after the previous Lead Programmer went insane. But the deeper Brett delves into the code, the more his own behavior begins changing … in increasingly terrifying ways.

It is directed by Mark Netter, written by M. J. Rotondi & Mark Netter, and stars:

Andrew J. West (Brett); http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2366201

Mei Melançon (Norah); http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1024868

Googy Gress (Foster Cotton / ROPER); http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0340359

  • Winner: 2015 Philip K Dick International Science Fiction Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Thriller Feature Film, 2014 Shriekfest
  • Official Selection: New Filmmakers New York 2014

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlOpU6w2SyQ

Quoted Dialogue for Blacklist & link to clip: https://vimeo.com/238317196

BRETT

You don’t exist! The code created you!

COTTON

I am the code.

BRETT

I cracked your code!

COTTON

I cracked you. … Come with me. Be immortal.

BRETT

Immortal?! You’re dead!

Brett reaches to close the laptop; Cotton takes another tack:

COTTON

You understand what you’ve done, don’t you?

Brett stops.

COTTON (CONT’D)

Of course you do. You’ve helped them. All the people you hate. The CIA, the NSA…

BRETT

I’m just doing a —

COTTON

You pretend they want ROPER just for criminals, but you know better. It’s for everyone. Everywhere.

BRETT

It’s a commercial application.

COTTON

Right. And they’ll magically wipe away your legal troubles after you serve their needs.

BRETT

That’s…that’s the deal.

Cotton laughs derisively.

BRETT (CONT’D)

Alex would never betray me.

COTTON

Alex is dead.

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