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Filmosophy Explores The Nature Of Mind and Consciousness With Source Code Screening

SOURCE CODE by Charlie Gardner

Those of you near Edinburgh on Wednesday 12th October get not only the chance to see Duncan Jones’ SOURCE CODE but also take part in a post screening discussion on the nature of mind and conciousness with Filmosophy who are now entering their seventh season of original and thought-provoking films and discussions.

Next weeks screening of SOURCE CODE is the first of the season and will feature a short introduction by James Mooney (Short Courses lecturer and course organiser at The University of Edinburgh) and will be proceeded by an accessible and informal post-screening discussion on Daniel Dennett’s (Author, Philospher and Cognitive Scientist) views in relation to the film. No previous knowledge of philosophy is required, everything’s going to be ok 😉

Full details of the seventh Filmosophy season and ticket booking available now over on Edinburgh Filmhouse site.


Source Code

When: Wednesday 12th October 2016, 18:10

Where: Filmhouse, Edinburgh, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ

Source Code alt poster above by Charlie Gardner

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Source Code Gets A Grand Theft Auto Trailer

Source Code GTA V Trailer

Those of you familiar with Source Code may be aware of one particular shot in the film that was inspired by Grand Theft Auto. As mentioned by Duncan in an interview in 2011 with /Film

“There were these moments in the film where I thought, “This could be really fun. This could be a moment where we could do something that no one’s really done before.” And there was this thing I had in my head. We have a scene where Jake jumps off a moving train. You’ve seen that, whether it’s jumping out of cars, jumping out of trains, you’ve seen it in so many films, and you know what to expect. You know how people are going to shoot it. They’re going to cut their way around it, they’re going to get the stuntman involved, they’re going to cut back to your lead actor and he’s going to sort of brush himself off and get up. And I didn’t want to do that.

So I thought, “I want to do what they do in Grand Theft Auto, in the game, not the movie. I want to be there with a camera on my lead actor the whole time as he jumps off the train, rolls down the track, bruises himself, cuts himself up, and then gets up at the end of it. I want to do that because no one does that.” You can’t do that.

And we actually ended up doing that shot. So that for me was like…that was one of those special effects kind of little gems that I knew I wanted to do that I hadn’t seen anyone else pull off before. So there’s things like that where I was like, “This is really important to me. I can scrimp and save here. I can cut down on my ambition in this section, but give me this.”

Well now things have come full circle as a creative chap called Steve at Final Flame Pro has re-created the Source Code trailer using Grand Theft Auto.

“I have a Youtube channel that mainly features Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer remakes of popular movies and TV shows. I’m a big fan of time travel stories such as ‘Source Code’ and ‘Quantum Leap’, so when I thought of making a new video I thought ‘Source Code’ would be an exciting challenge. I used the Playstation 4 and the GTA 5 Rockstar Editor to recreate all the classic moments from the movie and I hope people enjoy the video.”

And here it is! Fantastic work, Steve!

Check out more of Steve’s videos on his channel.

Source Code Nominated For 2012 Hugo Award

HUGO Awards

Nominations for the 2012 Hugo awards have just been announced with Source Code nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form). Source Code (Vendome Pictures. Written by Ben Ripley, Directed by Duncan Jones) will be up against fellow nominees:

  • Captain America: The First Avenger, screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephan McFeely, directed by Joe Johnston (Marvel)
  • Game of Thrones (Season 1), created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss; written by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, and George R. R. Martin; directed by Brian Kirk, Daniel Minahan, Tim van Patten, and Alan Taylor (HBO)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, screenplay by Steve Kloves; directed by David Yates (Warner Bros.)
  • Hugo, screenplay by John Logan; directed by Martin Scorsese (Paramount)

The 2012 Hugo Awards will be presented at Chicon 7, the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention, August 30 to September 3, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

This is Duncan’s second Hugo nomination, the first being for MOON in the 2010 Awards which MOON also won. Fingers crossed we get another one of these beauties by Nick Stathopoulos to add to the mantlepiece 🙂

Duncan Jones Hugo Award 2010 - By Rodene Ronquillo
Duncan Jones Hugo Award 2010 - By Rodene Ronquillo

A full list of all nominations for the 2012 awards is available on the Hugo Awards site.

SFWA Nebula Ray Bradbury Award Sparks British Battle Royal

To begin with, this was a two man showdown billed by @SongWarmonger as the Fight Of The Century between British Film Directors Duncan Jones (Source Code) and Joe Cornish (Attack The Block). The prize being the Science Fiction Writers of America Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation. That was until Duncan Jones decided to up the ante by asking:

@SongWarmonger where’s @neilhimself though?! This war deserves the three-way action poster this fight promises!

Neil Gaiman (Doctor Who: “The Doctor’s Wife,”) waded in with:

@ManMadeMoon I just get to watch the two of you KNOCK YOURSELVES OUT. Then steal the prize.

All this trash talk could only lead to one thing, the extension of the original bout into a full blown British Battle Royal! For which @SongWarmonger has kindly supplied an updated poster.

I don’t know about you, I can hear the spandex snapping and smell the deep heat already, this promises to be a right crotch twanger and no mistake. May the best man win!

Joe Cornish v Duncan Jones v Neil Gaiman Battle for The SFWA Ray Bradbury Award 2011

Thanks to Marge for creating such a marvellous poster, large version available to print off and keep forever right here 🙂

Source Code Nominated For Ray Bradbury Award in 2011 Nebula Awards

2011 Nebula Awards

The 2011 Nebula Awards Nominees have just been announced by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and we are very pleased to let you know that Source Code has been nominated for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation.

Source Code will be going up against strong competition this year from Attack the Block, Captain America:The First Avenger, Doctor Who: “The Doctor’s Wife”, Hugo, Midnight in Paris & The Adjustment Bureau.

The winners will be announced at SFWA’s 47th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend, to be held Thursday through Sunday, May 17 to May 20, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.

The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of  SFWA. Voting will open to SFWA Active members on March 1 and close on March 30.

Founded in 1965 by the late Damon Knight, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America brings together the most successful and daring writers of speculative fiction throughout the world.

Since its inception, SFWA® has grown in numbers and influence until it is now widely recognised as one of the most effective non-profit writers’ organizations in existence, boasting a membership of approximately 2,000 science fiction and fantasy writers as well as artists, editors and allied professionals.  Each year the organisation presents the prestigious Nebula Awards® for the year’s best literary and dramatic works of speculative fiction.

This is not the first nomination for the Ray Bradbury Award that Source Code Director Duncan Jones has been in the running for, Duncan’s 2009 feature debut MOON was nominated for the 2009 award, best of luck this time round!

Source Code Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects In VES Awards

VES Visual Effects Society

Source Code visual effects supervisor Louis Morin and VFX producer Annie Godin have both been nominated in the category of Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture for their work on Duncan Jones’ Source Code’… Continue reading Source Code Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects In VES Awards

Jameson Empire Awards 2012 – Done In 60 Seconds – Source Code by Thom J. Davies

Jameson Empire Done In 60 Seconds Awards 2012

I say, this here Thom J. Davies has entered the Done In 60 Seconds competition for this years Jameson Empire Awards with a humorous 60 second version of Duncan Jones’ ‘Source Code

Fingers crossed Thom’s entry is chosen amongst the top 20 UK entries, and we can head over to the Done In 60 Second site to vote for him from Thursday 26th January (don’t worry, we will remind you)

While you’re there, you might like to vote for Source Code itself in the 2012 film awards themselves 🙂

Source Code: ミッション:8ミニッツ Mission: 8 Minutes Japanese DVD & Blu-Ray Release March 21st

Source Code ミッション:8ミニッツ Mission 8 Minutes Japanese DVD & Blu-Ray 21st March 2012

Thanks to our friend Rintaro Watanabe over in Japan, we now have a home release date for Source Code ミッション:8ミニッツ (Mission: 8 Minutes) in Japan.

After a successful run in theatres in Japan toward the end of 2011 (opening in October), you will now be able to pick up a copy of ミッション:8ミニッツ Mission: 8 Minutes on DVD or Blu-Ray on the 21st March 2012.

Rintaro has also sent over the link to Amazon Japan in case you want to pre-order, sure there are plenty of other retailers you will be able to pick it up from as well. I’ll leave you with the Japanese trailer.

シカゴで乗客全員が死亡する列車爆破事故が起こり、政府は犯人を突き止めるため極秘ミッションを始動。選ばれたスティーヴンス大尉(ジェイク・ギレンホール)は、犠牲者が死亡する“8分前の意識”に入り込み、その人物になりすまして犯人を割り出すという特殊プログラムを遂行する。タイムリミットは8分。8分後には爆破の瞬間が訪れ、スティーヴンスは元の自分に戻る。死んでは甦り、また死を繰り返す…その度ごとに犯人に近づいていくスティーヴンスだったが…。

Central Ohio Film Critics Assc Award Ben Ripley Best Original Screenplay For Source Code

Ben Ripley - Writer - Source Code

Central Ohio Film Critics Association have awarded Ben Ripley ‘Best Original Screenplay’ for Source Code in their 2011 Awards, beating Woody Allen into second place.

Back in 2007 Ben Ripley’s Source Code was added to the ‘Black List’, an industry distributed list of the top currently unproduced screenplays (see this article over on Little White Lies for more on that). Filmed in 2010, and released in 2011, Source Code is a Sci-Fi thriller centered on Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. Source Code stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan & Jeffrey Wright and is Directed by Duncan Jones.

Congratulations to Ben, and everyone involved with Source Code 🙂

There’s a wee bit of Ben talking about the science theory in Source Code in the video below (00:44)

Source Code: For Your Consideration

Source Code Poster 2011Awards season is gearing up with the BAFTAs taking place on 12th of February, the Academy Awards on February the 26th and more besides. All you voters out there will be working your way through screeners and assorted for your consideration material, so I thought I’d take a moment to pop up a reminder of Duncan Jones second feature Source Code.

Released in April 2011, Source Code is Director Duncan Jones second feature starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright… Continue reading Source Code: For Your Consideration