A.I. Artificial Intelligence — a visual study

You can count me among those who think A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) is one of the more underrated movies of the past decade. And as such a person, I was glad to come across this two-part video essay by Benjamin Sampson last night (via The House Next Door). It may only scratch the surface of what makes this semi-posthumous collaboration between Stanley Kubrick and Steven Speilberg so interesting, but the surface is a perfect place to start, and this video essay scratches it so well:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVG1hlGkfxE]

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFkoFRk8LyE]

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).

  • Lance

    great find. I can't wait to watch it again and look for more of these examples. I've always loved this film, but now even moreso. Tying the duality to the 2 directors is a stroke of genius too.


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