"I think it was the careful
blend of science and humanity (in A.I.), that made me anxious for
Stanley to tell it, and after he was gone, led me to want to tell it for
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HALEY JOEL OSMENT:
"I talked with Steven
about to what extent I would make David robotic. We decided that, as we
progressed and I learned more as a robot about the world, my experiences would
make me more and more human and less mechanical. As David learns, many of the
physical characteristics fade, but some of the subtle ones never go
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SPIELBERG on writing
"It was like getting my
wisdom teeth pulled all over again, because Stanley was sitting on the seat
back behind me saying, 'No, don't do that!' I felt like I was being coached by
a ghost. I finally just had to kind of be disrespectful to the extent that I
needed to be able to write this, not from Stanley's experience, but from mine.
Still, I was like an archaeologist, picking up the pieces of a civilization,
putting Stanley's picture back together again."
FRANCES O'CONNOR on her first meeting with Steven Spielberg:
"It was intimidating
because you've seen him on television doing interviews, and suddenly you're in
a room talking to Steven Spielberg. He's a very personable person, and he has a
very interesting perspective on the world."
"(As humans) we create stuff
and we throw it out when a newer model comes out. It's a disposable society and
certainly, from my character's point of view, I brought that child in as a toy.
Our relationship was crumbling, and I had to get Monica back to the spark that
we had at the beginning. Our other kid, for all intents and purposes, is gone
and I'm saying, 'Here honey, it's a shiny new toy. Play with him.'"
"In the world of A.I.,
mankind has started to rely a lot more on mechanical devices - 'mechas' - to
take over very simple jobs. And it goes even as far as robots for
pleasure-seeking. Joe is there to entertain and to fulfill the need of his
customers. He is the male version of the sex mecha."
"Jude Law's robot is
five or ten years old. Robots like Joe are built with a specific purpose. But
David meets up with him by chance. David becomes very attached to Joe. And Joe
also undergoes a change. As David becomes more human, Joe does in a way as