Have you’ve ever seen the movie A.I. A.I. Stands for Artificial Intelligence but it’s also the Japanese word for love. It’s a story of searching to belong. It’s a story about a piece of technology that became two human, and once too human, became desperate for love. The Tagline for the movie is, “David is 11 years old. He weighs 60 pounds. He is 4 feet, 6 inches tall. He has brown hair. His love is real. But he is not.” One thing that kept David alive was that he wasn’t human and we humans need love to survive. I personally can’t stand watching it because it’s like watching two hours of child abuse.
BACKGROUND ON THE MAKING OF A.I.
A.I. originally began with director Stanley Kubrick in the early 1970s when he had hired a series of writers up until the mid-1990s, including Brian Aldiss, Bob Shaw, Ian Watson and Sara Maitland. The film languished in development hell for years, partly because Kubrick felt computer-generated imagery was not advanced enough to create the David character, whom he believed no child actor would believably portray. In 1995, Kubrick handed A.I. to Steven Spielberg, but the film did not gain momentum until Kubrick’s death in 1999. Spielberg remained close to Watson’s film treatment for the screenplay, and replicated Kubrick’s secretive style of filmmaking. A.I. was greeted with mostly positive reviews from critics and became a financial success. This film was dedicated to Kubrick’s memory after the end credits, saying “For Stanley Kubrick”.