A.I. script reviewed.
December 5, 2000 6:31 AM   Subscribe

A.I. script reviewed.
posted by tiaka (10 comments total)
Iffin that was a review of the real script (something I'm generally inclined to doubt when one is talking about high-profile s.f. movies), color me unimpressed.
posted by snarkout at 7:22 AM on December 5, 2000

Yeah, how could it be ANYTHING BUT sentimental and cheesy, if the plot revolves around an artificial boy longing for acceptance from his 'mother'?
posted by black8 at 10:00 AM on December 5, 2000

On the other hand, if I want sentimental dreck, Spielberg is the man I want to see...

But jeez. I wasn't expecting AI to be based on a Greg Egan book or anything, but that sounds just awful (if it's accurate, which I doubt).
posted by snarkout at 11:01 AM on December 5, 2000

The very thought of a movie based on a Greg Egan book has me salivating. I doubt such a thing could ever be filmed, though. Maybe Teranesia (which I'm just starting, and I've heard it's more character-oriented), but certainly not Quarantine or Distress...
posted by kindall at 12:38 PM on December 5, 2000

Btw, I didn't post my opinion on the whole thing, I just posted the link. It does sound like the guy posted this and that tad-bits he found, not really looking at script.
posted by tiaka at 2:35 PM on December 5, 2000

All this information has previously been presented at the a.m.k faq. The article seems fairly acurate but adds nothing.
posted by davidgentle at 3:20 PM on December 5, 2000

The source story, Brian Aldiss' Super-Toys Last All Summer Long, is available online thanks to WIRED. Obviously, it's a short story, and the movie (as described above) expands greatly on it.
posted by dhartung at 5:52 PM on December 5, 2000

Re: Teranesia. It has a worse ending than a Stephenson novel--the plot itself meanders until it gets lost, takes a last-minute twist, and then untwists and abruptly stops--and the Big Idea isn't compelling enough to justify the journey. It's probably the only thing of Egan's I haven't liked, so far. Seriously, read until you get to the discussion of how academic-speak came to be, and then stop, because you've just hit the high point of the book.
posted by darukaru at 4:06 AM on December 6, 2000

Diaspora must be the all-time champion unfilmable book. (I hope someone tries it anyway--I'll go just for the chance to get some of those 5-dimensional glasses.)
posted by rodii at 3:45 PM on December 6, 2000

Speaking of Egan, anyone know if his short story collection Luminous is ever slated to be published in the States? I saw it at World's Biggest Bookstore on a trip to Toronto once and am still kicking myself for not buying it on the spot.
posted by kindall at 5:54 PM on December 6, 2000

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