You cannot accuse Alex Garland’s Ex Machina for ignoring the details. Even a glance at a page of code was an Easter egg.

Redditor Infintie_3ntropy was annoyed when some code that appeared on the screen had nothing to do with the actual film. But once the code was run in python2.7, the result was the ISBN for Embodiment and the Inner Life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds. Of course.

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As always, the things filmmakers hide in plain sight continue to amaze. And so does the resourcefulness of people on the Internet.

Here’s a screen shot of the code from Source Code in TV and Films via blastr:


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