7 responses to “Movie Review: Transcendence”

  1. mikghgb

    One of the first people I met who went to your university Jack, was an Artificial Intelligence guy. I remember only having one conversation with him. I was sitting on the floor of his room, in the 2am. The conversation was minimal, as the hour I think I was there he was mostly communicating to NYC AI guys, bouncing from phone to pc messages. He soon graduated, 1989, and I’ve never discussed the meme since then.

    Therefore, jack, would you happen to know an AI person who could guest post onto SiW with a layman’s detail of depth on AI? Thanks.

    Tartan Supporter

  2. mikghgb

    Awesome movieteller Linklater has a new one. I’ll save you the time, Jack. Entertainment Weekly already has the scoop.

    There have been some great movies that capture the idea of childhood in a particular moment in a boy’s life. For example, Stand By Me. But Richard Linklater didn’t want to limit himself to one moment, or one age, or even one decade, as it turns out. For Boyhood, he cast a child (Ellar Coltrane) as his protagonist, Mason, and then built a story around him that he continued for 12 years, until the boy went off to college. It’s not a documentary, like the 7-Up series, but a complete, well-crafted character study. Not only do Coltrane and Linklater’s daughter, Lorelei, who plays Mason’s sister, grow up literally before your eyes, but the parents — Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette — also age and grow and learn.

  3. mikghgb

    Watson idea sounds fine. I went to the wikipedia page, and it speaks to me a jumble of interdisciplinary. Facial recognition popped out as something that felt a little concrete.

    Was talking about that Fulgham book recently with a friend, “All I ever learned about life i learned in Kindergarten.” May as could be “All I ever learned about ______ I learned in Linklater’s “Waking Life”.

  4. mikghgb

    And Hawke in Before Sunrise? dreamy That scene of the girl in the record shop, they had an odd european touch to listening a test on vinyl? the booth of sorts? Choice way to listen to music. i took the hint

  5. Miclusic

    I apologize Jack. I pulled another 40 hrs without sleep, and got too chatty. Besides, cool people keep their mouths shut. I’ll try.

  6. Caren

    So….you really liked this movie? 😉

    The first sentence made me laugh out loud. Glad you told it like it is!

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