Westworld

Westworld

Season One: The Maze

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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The one-hour drama series is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, not matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. No rules, no laws, no judgment. Live without limits.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Brothers Home Entertainment, 2017.
Branch Call Number: 791.4572 WES
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (619 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Alternative Title: Westworld. Season 1: The maze
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LPL_EliH Jan 19, 2018

In Westworld, a somewhat goofy premise-- a Wild West theme park stocked with ultra-realistic androids-- gets the HBO treatment. Naturally, there's a lot of flashy shoot outs, sex, and scheming going on, but what the show really impresses with is its bold narrative choices, executed deftly by an excellent cast. It turns out Westworld is actually more about the act of storytelling-- and the thought that goes into it-- than blowing up robots. Even if that sounds boring to you, it's still very much worth the watch.

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Womanonfire
Jan 16, 2018

This show is excellent, I was hooked from the first episode!

It's one of those shows that you tell everyone about, smart, original, very interesting with a great cast as well as great writing for the show!

I am not much of a Western fan but I can get down with the WestWorld version of a Western!

Quick heads up, there is a lot of nudity and blood in the show however it's really important to the storyline in the show and it's not at all gratuitous.

MomoT Jan 09, 2018

It's taken me a while to get to it but I'm loving this TV remake of the Michael Crichton movie of Western theme park androids run amok. This reboot is dense and twisting and the performances are outstanding.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Dec 20, 2017

Outstanding series where the plot, casting, acting, and photography are top-notch. The viewer empathizes with the AI creations, and is kept guessing as to how things will turn out. Be advised: there's plenty of blood and nudity, but unlike many shows, it's integral to the story, even if a bit over-the-top sometimes.

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jimg2000
Nov 29, 2017

A Western that one associate with virgin landscape (Castle Valley in Utah) and no rules, in which people were self-determining, carving out their own paths and deciding their own morality for themselves. Some visitors visited the park for escape and others looked for the park to give meaning to your life. In time, a few robotic hosts were gaining viewers’ empathy and seemed to be awakening – that their computer memory never faded of either the pleasant or the unpleasant things. Outstanding modern adaptation of the original Crichton’s 1973 version with those clever player piano music from familiar tunes as Amy Winehouse (Back to Black), Radiohead, Debussy (Reveries), Chopin etc.

Note: Don’t miss The last 40 seconds or so action sequence in the final episode after the rolling credit. Also suggest to watch the Special Features, especially The Moment and Crafting the Narrative.

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singidunum_25
Nov 28, 2017

Simply amazing! Thought provoking, exquisite performance and cinematography. Ready for season two right now.

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conniemaas
Nov 18, 2017

Right up there with Game of Thrones.. I just wish second seasons was out right now.. I want more..

AL_KATI Jul 25, 2017

Gorgeously filmed, a fabulous cast, and a thrilling plot had me eagerly watching each episode! I am stoked for season two.

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Dec 17, 2017

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jimg2000
Nov 29, 2017

Tons of quotes available from the web, e.g. wikiquote:
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Westworld_(TV_series)

From Special Features:
It’s the ability of the machine to start encoding itself and start interrogating itself.
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Is it consciousness, is it programing, is it awareness? All individuals tend to be egocentric. But I think it’s a really natural impulse to look at the world through your own perspective and see everything and weigh all actions, in a way, against how they affect you.
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One of the curious elements of the show is empathy for the robot. In many respects it becomes a metaphor, for awakening, for consciousness, for spiritual discovery. And what we find is that the creators are less human than the creations.
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Julian Jaynes in the Bicameral Mind: Cognition the moment at which you reach an inner monologue. Consciousness isn’t a journey upward, but a journey inward. Not a pyramid, but a maze. That inner voice expressing and querying the world around us and ourselves.

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