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Watch: ‘Ex Machina’ Featurette Gives a Crash Course in Sci-Fi Direction, Performance

Watch: 'Ex Machina' Featurette Gives a Crash Course in Sci-Fi Direction, Performance

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The latest behind-the-scenes featurette produced for the Vice Media video vertical The Creators Project goes well beyond cutting together b-roll footage from the set with key talent interviews — providing insight into the way directors and actors collaborate.

The video highlights the precision of Vikander’s movements. Garland and Vikander discuss the topic in relation to the narrative, the production process and the culture of science as a whole.

“One [concept] is this strong AI exists as a mind, and the other that this level of robotics exists as a physical thing,” explains Garland in the video. “Both of them are complete fantasies, and we’re way off that.”

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