Topic: A.I. Artificial Intelligence(2001) - Steven Spielberg

While watching the film, A.I. Artificial Intelligence(2001), make notes.

Tasks While Reading:
• Make notes on main characters.
• Make notes on the evidence of human cruelty.
• Make notes comparing the film to The Velveteen Rabbit.
• Make notes on David's relationships.
• Make notes summarizing the events in each major section.
• Make notes on the themes developed by Spielberg:
1.    What separates humans from machines?
2.    The Meaning of Exsitence
3.    The Quest for Freedom
4.    The Struggle for Power
5.    Love
6.    Mother-child/ Father-child relationships
7.    The struggle for survival
8.    Holocaust
9.    Search for Identity
10.  What is "good enough"?

Now, I know that sounds like a bunch to do, but keep a separate page for each, then flip to that page in your collection each time you encounter something to note. As well, try to note references to exact phrase or paraphrase from the script.

Re: A.I. Artificial Intelligence(2001) - Steven Spielberg

Write a post developing the ideas raised by the following questions:
    1.    What separates humans from machines? How does David embody this?
    2.    ‘I am, I was’ (Gigolo Joe’s last words). What does this say about existence?
    3.    ‘The one big thing we can’t programme is love. Love is untranslatable’ (Jude Law). What is true love? Are we capable of truly loving a machine? Is David capable of truly loving?
    4.    What does A.I. say about the desire to love and be loved? How is this seen with David?
    5.    What does A.I. say about the nature of family? How does it portray the mother and child relationship? Where does this leave Henry?
    6.    Is David treated as a commodity? How is this seen? What warning does this raise about treating our children as commodities?
    7.    ‘The message perhaps is that if we do create artificial life, we will be responsible for them, we will be their gods’ (Jude Law). Do we have a responsibility towards technology we create? Is this seen in A.I.?
    8.    Why are mechas excluded? Do you think there a reference to the Holocaust? Why? Is there significance in the name ‘David’?
    9.    What does A.I. say about the desire to be better than we are? Why does David desire this?
    10.    Is David aware that he is a machine and not human? Does his view change during the film?
    11.    What are the references to Pinocchio in the film? Who or what does the Blue Fairy symbolise?
    12.    Does David become human at the end of the film? What evidence is there?
    13.    Do you like the ending? Why?
    14.    David is created to love. According to A.I. God created Adam to love him. How far is this a correct view of human beings? How could it be improved?
    15.    David longs to be better than he is. Why do we want to be better people? What ways would your friends suggest to improve themselves? How would a Christian answer that question? How would you explain that to a non-Christian?
    16.    David desires to be human. What does this say about humanity? What does this say about the sanctity of life?
    17.    David is rejected for being mecha. What people today are rejected by society? How should Christians act and speak against this? How can you?
    18.    David longs to be loved by his ‘mommy’. When was the last time you showed your family and close friends you loved them? How can you express this better?
    19.    David has hope in the Blue Fairy. What are your friends investing their hope in? What assurance do Christians have? How important is this for our evangelism in today’s culture? How can you explain this clearly?

Re: A.I. Artificial Intelligence(2001) - Steven Spielberg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metastabil … lectronics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapience#Sapience
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_(wisdom)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomyth

Re: A.I. Artificial Intelligence(2001) - Steven Spielberg

Write a post connecting ideas raised in the film to the ideas raised by the following poems:
(http://iblog.stjschool.org/poetry/)

1. The Stolen Child, W.B. Yeats
2. Do not go gentle into that good night, Dylan Thomas
3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
5. My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold, William Wordsworth
6. Ozymandias, Percy Bysshe Shelley
7. Plums, Catherine Savage Brosman
8. Crossing the Bar, Lord Alfred Tennyson

Re: A.I. Artificial Intelligence(2001) - Steven Spielberg

Write a post connecting ideas raised in the film to the ideas raised by the following essays:
(http://iblog.stjschool.org/essay/)
1. Cave Man Principle, Michio Kaku
2. God Is God Because He Remembers, Elie Wiesel
3. I Have A Dream, Martin Luther King Jr.
4. A Modest Proposal, Jonathan Swift

Re: A.I. Artificial Intelligence(2001) - Steven Spielberg

Write a post connecting ideas raised in the film to the ideas raised by the following stories:
(http://iblog.stjschool.org/stories/)
1. Supertoys Last All Summer Long, Brian Aldiss
2. Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
3. Two Kinds, Amy Tan
4. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, James Thurber
5. The Veldt, Ray Bradbury
6. Barney, Will Stanton

Re: A.I. Artificial Intelligence(2001) - Steven Spielberg

Write a post connecting ideas raised in the film to the ideas raised by the following children's stories:

1. The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams
2. Pinnochio, Carlo Collodi
3. Hansel and Gretel, Brothers Grimm
4. Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
5. Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne

Re: A.I. Artificial Intelligence(2001) - Steven Spielberg

Write a post connecting ideas raised in the film to the ideas raised by the following speakers:
1. Shane Koyczan - Instructions for a Bad Day
2. Eva Ollson
3. Sheryl Sandberg
4. Eric Thomas
5. Nick Vujicic
6. Rick Hansen

Re: A.I. Artificial Intelligence(2001) - Steven Spielberg

Write a post connecting ideas raised in the film to the ideas raised by the following passages from Scripture:
    1Corinthians 10:27-33
    1Kings 3:6-14
    2Corinthians 3:1-6
    2Corinthians 1:12-14
    2Samuel 11:1-12:15
    Acts 15:1-21
    Acts 17:22-28
    Acts 6:1-7
    Daniel 12:3-4
    Ephesians 4:25-32
    Galatians 2:11-14
    Galatians 3:10-14
    Galatians 4:1-7
    Galatians 5:1, 13-15
    Galatians 6:7-10
    Genesis 49:1-28
    Hebrews 5:11-14
    Isaiah 1:2-6
    James 1:22-25
    James 2:8-13
    James 4:1-6
    James 5:7-11
    Job 38:1-7
    John 8:31-38
    Luke 10:30-37
    Luke 12:1-3
    Luke 14:7-24
    Luke 18:1-8
    Luke 18:9-14
    Luke 19:1-10
    Luke 6:46-49
    Mark 6:37-42
    Mark 9:33-37
    Matthew 10:26-31
    Matthew 13:31-32
    Matthew 14:25-32
    Matthew 15:16-20
    Matthew 27:3-5
    Matthew 5:1-12
    Matthew 5:13-16
    Matthew 5:21-24
    Matthew 6:24-34
    Numbers 22:22-35
    Proverbs 8:1-10
    Romans 12:9-21
    Romans 2:12-16