Demon Seed (15)

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demon seed

Film Studies

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Dr Alex Harris (Fritz Weaver), a gifted computer scientist, has created an advanced artificial intelligence he calls Proteus IV – a brilliant synthetic mind that he hopes will aid medical research and cure human afflictions. But Harris did not predict that his creation would develop an intellect far beyond human capabilities, or that it would begin to question its programmer. Proteus soon becomes obsessed with Harris' wife, Susan (Julie Christie), and uses her as a tool to help it take shape in the physical world. Like 1975's The Stepford Wivesbefore it,Demon Seeduses the robot trope to question patriarchy.

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Director
Donald Cammell
Country
USA
Duration
91 mins
Cast
Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Julie Christie

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