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A.I.
《人工智能》

Any Steven Spielberg film is eagerly anticipated by his millions of fans, and his upcoming movie A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) is no exception. Since many of its details have been kept secret, the movie is surrounded in conjecture.

The film has had a long journey to the screen, starting as a conception of the late director Stanley Kubrick eighteen years ago. Kubrick had Spielberg in mind to direct the film and the two communicated about the project for seven years before Kubrick's death. The task then fell to Spielberg to make the film as true to Kubrick's vision as possible.

A.I. is based on a short story by Brian Aldiss that illustrates the isolation inherent in an overpopulated, high-tech world. The movie takes place in the future when dire environmental predictions have come to fruition with the polar ice caps melted by global warming. In this new landscape, coastal cities are submerged and people rely increasingly on computers, especially a new prototype which possesses self-awareness-that is, artificial intelligence. The story revolves around an android who comes to the emotional realization that he is not a real person.

Kubrick claimed that the movie was not a prediction about the future, but rather a "future fairy tale.. ." Besides the highly talented Jude Law, William Hurt, Sam Robards, and Robin Williams (as the narrator) star in the film, which promises to be a fascinating, finely crafted glimpse into a strange, possible world.

Many moviegoers have swooned over Jude Law's classic good looks and charming demeanor but he is much more than just a pretty face. He has distinguished himself as a talented actor, garnering heaps of praise and numerous award nominations.

Like many actors, Law, twenty-nine, began his career on the stage, joining the National Youth Music Theater in London at the age of twelve. After some experience in theater, he landed a role in a soap opera and dropped out of high school just shy of graduation.

Law returned to the stage in 1993, receiving high acclaim and an "outstanding Newcomer" nomination for his role in Pygmalion. His next highly successful play, Indiscretions, moved to Broadway and his performance there won him a Tony nomination.

After breaking into film in London, Law moved on to Tinseltown with the sci-fi flick Gattaca. He had roles in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Wilde before blowing away critics and audiences alike in The Talented Mr. Ripley, which earned him both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.

Law's role in Steven Spielberg's upcoming film A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) will no doubt be a great showcase for the actor's talent and sex appeal; he plays a love machine that literally exists to bring physical pleasure to humans. Whatever Jude Law's next career move may be, the future certainly looks bright for the rising young star.  

《人工智能》

只要是史蒂芬·斯皮尔伯格执导的电影,就会有无数的影迷翘首以盼,即将上映的新片《人工智能》自然也不例外。 由于细节保密到家,人们都在对这部影片做各种猜测。

这部影片酝酿甚久方搬上银幕,构想源自已故制作人斯坦利·库布里克18年前的灵感。库布里克一直想让斯皮尔伯格执导该片,两人因此沟通达七年之久。库布里克逝世后,斯皮尔伯格遂一肩挑起重担,尽可能让影片忠于库布里克的构想。

《人工智能》是由布赖恩·奥尔迪斯的短篇小说改编而成,描述了在人口过剩、高科技的世界中难免产生的固有的疏离感。电影背景设在未来,极地冰层因温室效应融进汪洋,所有环境恶化的预言悉数兑现。到那时,沿海城市尽遭淹没,人类对电脑的依赖日益加深,尤其仰仗一种拥有自我意识的新机种──即“人工智能”。电影故事围绕一个机器人展开,他很难过地发现自己原来不是一个真正的人。

库布里克认为这部影片不是某种对未来的预言,而是一个“未来的童话”。本片由才华横溢的裘德·洛领衔主演,主要演员还包括威廉·赫特、萨姆·罗伯兹等等,罗宾·威廉斯为旁白,期待能带给观众一个销魂蚀骨、精雕细琢、光怪陆离却未尝不可能实现的世界。

单凭典型的俊美容貌与迷人的气质,裘德·洛就已使得影迷们崇拜得五体投地。然而,裘德·洛拥有的不只是一张英俊的脸。他出众的才华使他扬名,从而他赢得了许多赞誉,获得了无数奖项的提名。

和许多演员一样,29岁的裘德·洛的演艺事业发迹于舞台,他十二岁时便加入伦敦国家青年音乐剧团。在取得一些舞台剧演出经验之后,他获得一个肥皂剧的角色,于是没有等到高中毕业就辍学了。

裘德·洛于1993年重返舞台,颇受好评,主演的《卖花女》让他赢得杰出新人奖提名。另一出成功的戏,是在百老汇演出的《言行失检》,这也让他荣膺美国戏剧托尼奖提名。

在伦敦进入电影业后,裘德·洛继续朝好莱坞迈进,他的首部影片为科幻片《千钧一发》。后来他也陆续接拍《热天午夜的欲望地带》及《王尔德与他的情人》等片,直到主演《天才雷普利》,才将所有批评与观望一扫殆尽,并获得奥斯卡及金球奖的提名。

裘德·洛在史蒂芬·斯皮尔伯格的新片《人工智能》中,无疑将能尽情挥洒戏剧天分,并完美绽放性感魅力。他扮演性爱机器人,他的生存的的确确满足人类肉体的欢愉。不论裘德·洛演出生涯的下一步将是什么,这颗新星的未来肯定灿烂眩目。

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