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A.I. Artificial Intelligence

From Stanley Kubrick to Steven Spielberg: The Vision Behind the Film

Jan Harlan, Jane M. Struthers

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A spectacular publication celebrating a unique event in contemporary filmmaking: the collaboration of two cinematic giants, Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg


Commissioned by Kubrick, conceived in response to A.I. story outlines and used in Spielberg’s eventual production designs, over 150 stunning images by the film’s conceptual artist, Chris Baker, display a breathtaking imagination and rare technical skill.

Accompanying the drawings are extracts from Kubrick’s notebooks and story treatments, stills from the finished film, and photographs of behind-the-scenes action, including pioneering animatronics and use of the ‘virtual studio’.

The book includes a foreword by Steven Spielberg, plus a preface by Brian Aldiss, writer of the short story that originally inspired Kubrick. An essay by Dr Cynthia Breazeal, world expert on robotics and commentaries from key participants such as writers and crew members make this publication – a work of art as well as painstaking research – is one that no film fan will want to be without.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 29.0 x 41.0 cm

Extent: 160 pp

Illustrations: 250

Publication date: 9 November 2009

ISBN: 9780500514894

Contents List

Foreword by Steven Spielberg • Blown by a Strong Wind Over the Legal Mountains • The Birth of A.I. • Chris Baker’s World • The Film Afterword: The Two Masters • The Future of A.I.

About the Author

Jan Harlan, Stanley Kubrick’s brother-in-law, was Executive Producer on a number of Kubrick films, including Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut.

Jane M. Struthers is Head of Publications at University of the Arts London, which houses the Stanley Kubrick Archive.

List of Contributors

Chris Baker

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