A quick catch up on latest Westworld news: Earlier this month hackers stole some 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO and in what the hackers call the “4th Wave HBO Leak,” they have released the shooting schedule of Westworld season 2. THR brings us a new interview with Westworld co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy where they breakdown the final scenes of the episode “The Bicameral Mind.” Also, Westworld Season 1 marathon starts today.
The hackers reached out to Mashable offering a few files of what they have managed to steal from HBO.When the website reached out to HBO to confirm, a spokesman said, “[as] there is an ongoing investigation we will have no comment beyond the statements that are already out there.” Mashable only offers a screenshot, refraining to post any spoiler that can be gathered from the product calendar details they now possess. You can go take a look at Mashable.
Moving on, you probably know that Westworld season 1 has received Emmy 22 nominations this year. Both Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy has been nominated for the Writing for a Drama Series for “The Bicameral Mind.” The duo let THR peek into two pages from the script of the “The Bicameral Mind” that narrates the final moments of the show.
Here’s a dissection of the scene as told by Nolan and Joy:
Ed Harris: “He’s expressing the character’s fear and frustration that Ford [Anthony Hopkins] would never relinquish control of his game and that the rules would never change.”
Dolores: “Trish Summerville had designed Dolores’ [Evan Rachel Wood] blue dress for the pilot. Dolores had shifted into pants midway through the season. Here we wanted her to reclaim her look and flip it on its head. If she started as a princess, here we wanted her to take on the visual power of ‘Liberty leading the people.'”
Nolan and Joy were confident that Evan could pull off Dolores’ dark side pretty well, but “How she would play this sweet rancher’s daughter was more of an unknown. We were blown away. Turns out she can do anything.”
Dr. Ford’s quote: “Turns out consciousness is a fairly complicated subject. We went down a rabbit hole with the works of Daniel Dennett, Marvin Minsky, Julian Jaynes and Douglas Hofstadter as our guides. This quote is our mangling of Hofstadter’s beautiful ideas about consciousness.”
Nolan went on to say:
“These final nights of production were bittersweet, shooting Sir Anthony Hopkins in both senses of the word. It was an incredible experience working with one of the greatest actors of our time. We found a way to go out in style: a black-tie setting, a nice glass of champagne and Evan Rachel Wood with a revolver.”
And finally, if you haven’t laid your hands on the Digital HD or Blu-ray, DVD releases, don’t worry here’s your chance to catch up on the show again. Westworld season 1 marathon is going on in HBO 2, as we speak.
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