Ex Machina: Screenplay
Caleb, a 24 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company.
But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true art
This is a screenplay rather than a novel and I thought it might be interesting to read it in that form.
I was right. It proved to be excellent and after a while I got used to the layout and the different ways in which the narrative is communicated. When I read a fiction, after a while I see pictures in my head and become unaware of the words. So it was in this case.
The heroine is a sentient AI (artificial intelligence/android/robot) called Ava who is played in the actual film by Alicia Vikande ...more
The screenplay didn't disappoint. Although it's almost identical to the film, it clarifies some things and gives a bit more insight into some scenes.
I'd recommend watching the movie rather than reading the script (it is one of my favorite films of all time). But if you want additional information for a better understanding or if you just love screenp ...more
It’s a dorky indulgence. It’s part of who I am. And every time I secretly yearn for some huge epiphany that will instantly make me a better writer: a sudden flash in which I can see and understand a film exactly as the author did; to feel myself in their place, staring down at their imagin ...more
Garland is the son of political cartoonist Nick (Nicholas) Garland. He attended the independent University College School, in Hampstead, London, and the University of Manchester, where he studied art history.
His first novel, The Beach, was published in 1996 and drew on his experiences as a backpacker. The novel quickly became a cult c ...more