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The Island (2005 Film)

Summary: Basically the film tells the story that there are clones of real people living underground. Cloning is also possible in real life. It's also possible to imprint memories onto a clone so that they have only the memories that have been imprinted unto them. This is also somehow connected with the memory-repression that is being used in connection with the REM-Cloning ( not yet complete summary FIXME)


Movie can be watched on archive.org

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Summary of the Film

The Island is a 2005 American science fiction action thriller drama film directed by Michael Bay, starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. It was released on July 22, 2005, in the United States and was nominated for three awards, including the Teen Choice Award.

Plot

In the year 2019, Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta live with others in an isolated compound. Their community is governed by a set of strict rules. The residents believe that the outer world has become too contaminated for human life with the exception of one contagion-free island. Every week, a lottery is conducted and the winner gets to leave the compound to live on the island.

Lincoln begins having dreams that he knows are not from his own experiences. Dr. Merrick, a scientist who runs the compound, is concerned and places probes in Lincoln's body to monitor his cerebral activity. While secretly visiting an off-limits power facility in the basement where his friend, technician James McCord, works, Lincoln discovers a live moth in a ventilation shaft, leading him to deduce that the outside world is not really contaminated. Lincoln follows the moth to another section, where he discovers that the “lottery” is actually a disguise to remove inhabitants from the compound, where the “winner” is then used for organ harvesting, surrogate motherhood, and other purposes for each one's sponsor, who is identical to them in appearance.

Merrick learns that Lincoln has discovered the truth, which forces Lincoln to escape. Meanwhile, Jordan has been selected for the island. Lincoln and Jordan escape the facility, where they emerge in an Arizona desert. Lincoln explains the truth to her, and they set out to discover the real world. Merrick hires Burkinabé mercenary Albert Laurent to find and return them unharmed to the compound.

Lincoln and Jordan find McCord, who explains that all the facility residents are clones of wealthy and/or desperate sponsors, and who are kept ignorant about the real world and conditioned to never question their environment or history. McCord provides the name of Lincoln's sponsor in Los Angeles, and helps them to the Yucca railway station, before mercenaries kill him. Jordan's sponsor, model Sarah Jordan, is comatose following a car accident and requires transplants from Jordan to survive. Lincoln's sponsor, Tom Lincoln, gives Lincoln some explanation about the cloning institute, causing Lincoln to realize that he has gained Tom's memories. Tom agrees to help Lincoln and Jordan, but he secretly contacts Merrick who sends Laurent and the mercenaries to their location. Lincoln tricks Laurent into killing Tom, allowing him to assume Tom's identity.

Merrick realizes that a cloning defect was responsible for Lincoln's memories and behavior—resulting in him and every future clone generation to question their environment and even tap into their sponsor's memories. To prevent this, he decides to eliminate the four newest generations of clones. Lincoln and Jordan, however, plan to liberate their fellow clones. Posing as Tom, Lincoln returns to the compound (allegedly to have a new clone created) to destroy the holographic projectors that conceal the outside world. Jordan allows herself to be caught to assist Lincoln's plan. Laurent, who has moral qualms about the clones' treatment after witnessing their fight for survival and learning that Sarah Jordan may not survive even with transplants from Jordan, helps Lincoln. Merrick is killed and the clones are freed, seeing the outside world for the first time. The film fades out with Lincoln and Jordan sailing off in a boat together.

Remarkeable symbolism and information (also spiritually important)

  • the clones realize, that their memories are not their own “i have a mother, i remember her, i grew up on a farm, i have a little dog and i had a bike - right it was a pink flexy flier with little tassles on the handle bars and you rode it up the street to your grandmothers house and you ringed the little bell and she came out and served you cookies on a hot plate. - yeah. - no, memory imprints. I've seen em. A buddy of mine is a programmer at the institute he showed me. There's only like 12 stories. They change around little details, but they're all pretty much the same. The life you think you had before the contamination, it never happened.” 1)
  • templer symbol on a building visible during the race/flight from the security forces.
  • renovatio - latin, means “rebirth” 2)
  • “the president has a clone” 3)
  • “they birth a whole new egg new” (that's how they called to make a clone)
  • “what about the clients? Sarah Jordan? (the real person) She's doubtful, even if the transplants are success, her brain-damage may be to severe for a real recovery. You took so long bringing her back. So even though i brought her in, you're gonna harvest her anyway, even though it won't make any difference? That's the priviledge our patients pay for Mr. Louron. Now if you excuse me, I'm busy… You know my father was part of the Bukanabi-Rebellion. And when he was killed, me and my brothers were branded, so others would know we were less than human. The ??? have done things i'm not proud of, but at some point you realize, war is business. So when did killing become a business for you? Ouh, it's so much more than that. I have discovered the Holy Grail of science Mr. Louron, i give life, the agnites (the clones) they are simply tools, instruments, they have no souls, the possibilities are endless here. In 2 years time i will be able to cure a childrens leukemia, how many people on earth can say that Mr Leuron? - i guess just you and God. That's the answer you're looking for, isn't it?” 4) –> that means the Holy Grail is somehow connected with immortality and becoming God.
1) movie “The Island”, 1:02:54
2) movie “The Island”, right before 1:36:52
3) movie “The Island”, right before 1:38:11
4) movie “The Island”, right before 1:58:54
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