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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.

MOON Features In Daniel Norris Exhibition At Clapham Picturehouse

If you’ve been hanging around here over the last few years you’ll know we’ve seen some fantastic alternative poster designs from our gang of extremely talented MOON and Source Code fans. One such talented fella is Daniel Norris who’s been creating alternative movie posters for quite a while now. We’ve previously featured his clever, minimal take on Source Code, and very happy to share his MOON with you here and let you know you can check out Daniel’s work in person from Thursday 13th February at Clapham Picturehouse, along with many more of his original pieces of work.

Dan is an image maker with a passion for creating movie posters, deconstructing films, searching for a visual hook & ways of recombining key elements or iconic moments that will grab attention and hopefully live in the memory. Like this…

Daniel Norris - MOON

Take 1 – Film Posters by Dan Norris Feb 13th 2014 to March 6th 2014 at the Clapham Picturehouse. You might be able to pick up a limited edition print or two while your there, see a film too, go mad!

Check out his Source Code too 🙂

COMPETITION: Stand Up To Win $126.00 & More…

Russell Peters accepts Jake Jake Gyllenhaal's challenge in Source Code

It’s been bloomin’ yonks since we had a competition here, so Duncan has come up with one that harks back to the great MOON competitions he did back in the olden times (ok 2009).

In the still image from Source Code above, you can see Max Denoff (Russell Peters) accepting Colter Stevens’ (Jake Gyllenhaal) challenge to make all the people on their train laugh. Duncan’s challenge to you is…

Perform a stand up comedy routine on a train in front of all the passengers and get a friend to film it. Upload the video evidence to youtube, vimeo etc and send us a link to prove you did it. We’ll compile them all into a blog post and have a public vote. The one with the most votes wins.

Just like Max the winner will receive $126.00 in cash from Source Code Director Duncan Jones, and some other nice bits & bobs Duncan will pop together to make it all worth your while 🙂

Sounds simple, but have you got the bottle? Eh?…

Tweet links of your video evidence to Duncan @ManMadeMoon using hashtag #SourceCodeStandUp or e-mail a link to me here unklerupert@manmademovies.co.uk.

We’ll set an end date when we get a few in so you know what your up against.

Good luck, and have fun!

UPDATE!!

Seems @crimsong19 wants to do his “routine” on an Ox & Cart, so we’re opening this up to any form of mass transport. Now warm up, gargle, La La La Laaaaaaaaa, and GET OUT THERE!

Duncan Jones Teases Update on ‘Mute’ Graphic Novel

Liberty Films MUTE Concept Art by Gavin Rothery
Liberty Films MUTE Concept Art by Gavin Rothery

MOON / Source Code Director Duncan Jones announced last year that after difficulties with acquiring funding for MUTE, the previously planned follow up to MOON, that he would be going ahead with a graphic novel version of his love letter to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Talking to James Wallace over at Gordon & The Whale in March 2011, Duncan said:

“…we’ve had so many problems trying to get this film made, you know? The people who are involved with financing films have just been…shy…shy of making the script. So what we decided to do is we’re going to make a graphic novel of it, prove it…prove it to an audience that this works and maybe in the future get the chance to come back and make it.”

It seems work has continued since then and Duncan teased on Twitter recently:

Twitter - Duncan Jones Teases Mute Art Work?

And it seems it’s not just artwork that has him excited, as last night he let everyone know how he feels about the process of transferring a script to graphic novel format:

Twitter - Duncan Jones on Converting Film Script to Graphic Novel

Is the artwork for the Mute graphic novel? Is the script conversion to the graphic novel format for Mute also? Everything would seem to point to that being the case, but as usual Duncan is playing his cards close to his chest, although recent tweets suggest Poker may not be his strong point.

Twitter - Duncan Jones Poker Master?

Whatever the answer, it’s certainly a busy and creative time for Duncan and his producer Stuart Fenegan over in L A as they also recently announced their involvement in the upcoming biopic of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, and we also know there is another Sci-Fi feature in the works as well. Let’s hope the financing is not dependant upon Duncan’s skills in the casinos of Las Vegas though, eh? 😉

For more details on Mute, have a read of this io9 interview on that very subject from June 2009.

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.

Duncan Jones Teases New Non Sci-Fi Project

As you will know if you follow Duncan Jones on Twitter, he is rather active and chatty most of the time, but rarely really lets us know exactly what it is that he is up to since Source Code last year. Just lately however he has confirmed that his self penned script for film number three has passed through his rigorous draft and reading process (Duncan has a small group of trusted readers that provide feedback which may lead to updates to the current draft) and has now gone on to the powers that be to check there’s enough in the piggy bank for a new Duncan Jones Sci-Fi that may feature a significantly larger world & cast than his previous feature films MOON (2009) & Source Code (2011).

As well as film number three, we also know that a graphic novel for another Duncan Jones original Sci-Fi tale ‘Mute’ is also on the cards, so that’s two new projects to look forward to, could that be it for now? No, there is another.

Teased by Duncan himself on Twitter this morning (L A time at least) is this…

Duncan Jones New Project?

If I was a betting man, I’d stick with my previous guess at a Western, but I guess we’ll just have to keep following the odd tease and clues over on Duncan’s Twitter feed to find out more.

What would you like to see after ‘Film 3’ (of which we know little) from Duncan? Let us know in the comments below.

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, SFWAÂŽ 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 AwardsÂŽ 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