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Suggestion for Daily Dialogue: Computer
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
Quoted Dialogue for Blacklist & link to clip: https://vimeo.com/238317196
You don’t exist! The code created you!
I am the code.
I cracked your code!
I cracked you. … Come with me. Be immortal.
Immortal?! You’re dead!
Brett reaches to close the laptop; Cotton takes another tack:
You understand what you’ve done, don’t you?
Of course you do. You’ve helped them. All the people you hate. The CIA, the NSA…
I’m just doing a —
You pretend they want ROPER just for criminals, but you know better. It’s for everyone. Everywhere.
It’s a commercial application.
Right. And they’ll magically wipe away your legal troubles after you serve their needs.
That’s…that’s the deal.
Cotton laughs derisively.
Alex would never betray me.
Alex is dead.