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trustno1
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posted 08-14-2000 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trustno1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Talk about Steven Spielberg's upcoming movie A.I. in this section. You can also view news on A.I. on the its Filmfodder spotlight page:


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trustno1
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posted 08-18-2000 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trustno1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just posted a new item today that said that Robin Williams has been tapped to be the narrator for "A.I."

I don't know how I feel about this because I liked Williams in "Good Will Hunting" and "Good Morning Vietnam" but I'm real tired of his weepy sentimental stuff like "Patch Adams." Hopefully he'll be a little better with this project.

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posted 07-02-2001 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for vincetex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw A.I. last night, and I have to say that the review on filmfodder.com was way off.

I am not a Spielberg-worshipper, and I understand that Kubrick was a mere mortal -- but this film is absolute greatness. Even its flaws are great. This film is in the same ball park as Blade Runner and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Yes, I said it.

The first section of the film WAS slow, and the film did NOT take the time to let us explore this future earth. But the film was about consciousness and the very purpose of life in the universe, not what the future will be like.

And about the third and final section of the film -- I don't understand what the reviewer meant by "sentimentality". I was terrified that Spielberg WOULD pouring out the treacle, and John William's score would demand tears out of everyone. Instead, we get a rather cold comment about human existence.

[WARNING: A SUBTLE SPOILER AHEAD ]

We don't get a fairy-tale ending. Spielberg HAS grown up. You see, David is US. He represents the human condition. He is trapped in the same existential quandary as we are. That's the point of the movie.

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