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As Alex Garland’s well-reviewed “Annihilation” steers into its second weekend at the U.S. box office, TIFF Originals just debuted a clip in which the writer-director details his motives for a beloved scene from his previous Oscar Isaac collaboration. Midway through “Ex Machina,” Bluebook CEO Nathan Bateman (Isaac) jolts his junior employee (Domhnall Gleeson) — and audiences — by joining one of his laboratory robots for a ludicrous, choreographed, much-memed dance sequence.
After adapting Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel “Never Let Me Go” into the 2010 film of the same name, Garland realized he made a “mistake,” even though he remains pleased with the final result, directed by Mark Romanek and starring Carey Mulligan. “I felt I hadn’t been bold enough with gear changes,” he said. “It found a tone, and it hit the tone really nicely, but then it kept that tone.”
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