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Conceiving Ada (1997)
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Conceiving Ada (1997) Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace, founder of the idea of a computer language and proponent of the possibilities of the "difference engine." Ada's ideas were stifled and unfulfilled because of the reality of life as a woman in the nineteenth century. Emmy has a plan to defeat death and the past using her own DNA as a communicative agent to the past, bringing Ada to the present. But what are the possible ramifications?

Title: Conceiving Ada
Release Date: February 19, 1999
Runtime: 85 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA, Germany
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby
IMDB Rating: 4.8
Buried.com Rating: 5.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Lynn Hershman Leeson

Tilda Swinton ...Ada Augusta Byron King, Countess of Lovelace
Francesca Faridany ...Emmy Coer
Timothy Leary ...Sims
Karen Black ...Lady Byron / Mother Coer
John O'Keefe ...Charles Babbage
John Perry Barlow ...John Crosse
J.D. Wolfe ...Nicholas Clayton
Owen Murphy ...William Lovelace
David Brooks ...Children's Tutor (David)
Esther Mulligan ...Mary Shelley
Ellen Sebastian ...Dr. Fury
Mark Capri ...Dr. Locock
Joe Wemple ...Priest / Talk Show Host
Chris von Sneidern ...Musician In Elevator
David Eppel ...Simon
R.U. Sirius ...Barlow
Kashka Peck ...Teenage Ada
Rose Lockwood ...Child Ada / Claire
Jesse Talman Boss ...Baby Ada
Lillian L. Malmberg ...Anne Isabelle Byron
Cyrus Mare ...Ralph Byron
Michael Oosterom ...Lord Byron
Pollyanna Jacobs ...Cocktail Server
Roger Shaw ...Voice of Priest
Bruce Sterling ...CD-ROM Voice
Dave Nelson ...CD-ROM Voice (voice)
Henry S. Rosenthal ...CD-ROM Voice
George Leeson ...CD-ROM Voice / Club Patron
Melissa Howden ...CD-ROM Voice
Josh Rosen ...CD-ROM Voice (voice)

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Lynn Hershman Leeson
Henry S. Rosenthal

Lynn Hershman Leeson
Eileen Jones
Sadie Plant
Betty A. Toole

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Movie Quote(s):
  • Doctor: The uterus is completely destroyed. All that mathematics was too much for your body.
  • Ada Augusta Byron King, Countess of Lovelace: [her last words] Death makes the fragility of life delicious. In general, I'm not opposed to it.
  • Ada Augusta Byron King, Countess of Lovelace: I'm not at all certain that half a life is better than no life at all.
Movie Trivia:
  • A director's statement in the film's production notes says that the film was "structured around the idea of a double helix". "Every scene," the notes say, "was structured and shot using a DNA image as a model for actors' placement and camera movement."
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