the vfx show #121: A. I. Artificial Intelligence

Mike Seymour, Matt Wallin and Mat Graham enter the future world of the masterpiece film, A. I., which was envisioned by Stanley Kubrick and ultimately realized by Steven Spielberg.

Show Notes:

Director:  Steven Spielberg
Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski
VFX Supervisors and Visual Effects Companies:
Dennis Muren -- ILM
Scott Farrar-- ILM
Henry LaBounta-- ILM
Douglas Smythe-- ILM
Hal T. Hinkel-- ILM
Stan Winston -- Stan Winston Studios

Mad Max

Teddy

Robin Williams

Chris Rock

Surrogate Mother Experiment by Harry Harlow

Ned Gorman

Jim Morris

Ty Ruben Ellingson

Pacific Data Images (PDI)

Kerner Optical

Pat Sweeney

Howard Anderson optical printer

Brainstorm

War Games

Haley Joel Osment

The Sixth Sense


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  • Andrew

    Hey guys….. my friends and I have loved and discussed this movie for years. We’ve settled on the idea that the 2000 year jump is really just the trapped robot boys dream. Its a wishful construct that is alluded to over the entire film. The opening scene lays out the desire to create a boy that can dream, Mecha’s taking over are exactly what gigolo Joe says will happen “They hate us, but when they’re gone we’re all that will be left” etc…

    Food for thought Mike…. Great podcast.

  • Andrew

    -Following the dream train of thought… You could say the blue fairy seemed to be plastic-like because she’s a creation of the boys dream from things he has experienced in his journey. She is an amalgam of the look of Dr. No and the look of the statue.