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Book Vs Movie Podcast

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Book Vs. Movie is the podcast that ponders the question: "Which was better...the book or the movie?" We spoil away the details, uncover the plot points, discuss casting choices and shower with praise (or pummel with snark) as we see fit. Hosts are Margo P. (She's Nacho Mama's Blog) and Margo D. (Cre… read more

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Book Vs Movie "AI: Artificial Intelligence" (2001) Haley Joel Osment & Jude Law

Book Vs. Movie: AI: Artificial Intelligence Brian Aldiss’s Supertoys Last All Summer Long Vs. the 2001 Steven Spielberg Film Twenty years ago, Steven Spielberg released a longtime project with his friend Stanley Kubrick--AI: Artificial Intelligence. Kubrick bought the rights to the 1969 short story from author Brian Aldiss (which appeared as Supertoys Last All Summer Long in the August 1969 issue of the UK edition of Harper’s Bazaar. The story is about a robot child being jettisoned by his parents when permitted to have a baby and a dystopian future where overpopulation has caused the management of families.  Kubrick liked the idea of a story about a neglectful parent but thought there weren’t any child actors who could accurately play the part. After he died in 1999, Spielberg took over the project and divided to flesh out the story with Mechas (humanoid robots) and hired actor Haley Joel Osment to lead David. A young Mecha is programmed to love his mother. When she decides to abandon him after he has behavioral issues, the story turns into a tale of David, his “Teddy” bear friend, and Jude Law (a hustler Mecha) to now underwater NYC to find the “Blue Fairy” to make him a real boy.  The film divided the critics and the audience, with some praising the vision and others finding the “Kubrick Vs. Spielberg” styles making a messy picture. Now that 20 years have gone by, there are now think pieces about its brilliance.  So, between the short story and the movie--which did we prefer?  In this ep the Margos discuss: The original short story by Brian Aldiss The history of the adaptation from Kubrick to Spielberg. The special effects are used on the actors and onset.   Starring: Haley Joel Osment (David,) Jude Law (Gigolo Joe,) Frances O’Connor (Monica Swinton,) Sam Robards (Henry Swinton,) William Hurt (Professor Allen Hobby,) Brenden Gleeson (Lord Johnson-Johnson,) Jack Angel (Teddy,) Robin Williams (Dr. Know,) Ben Kingsley (Specialist,) Meryl Streep (Blue Fairy,) and Chris Rock in a creepy cameo! Clips used: David meets an advanced Specialist AI trailer David is driven away  Gigolo Joe talks about David’s mother  David at the Flesh Fair Music by John Williams Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts Join our Patreon page to help support the show! https://www.patreon.com/bookversusmovie  Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/ Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Brought to you by Audible.com, You can sign up for a FREE 30-day trial here http://www.audible.com/?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R   Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com Margo P. @ShesNachoMama https://coloniabook.weebly.com/    Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine 

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