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Plot: Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family’s children. “Bicentennial Man” follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought, the Martin family soon discovers they don’t have an ordinary robot.
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A fable, beyond the myth of HAL 2000 — a film for mature consumption and appreciation
Isaac Asimov, scientist, anthropologist, and philosopher all in one, thought of this Robotic subject beyond the mere joy of fantastic possibilities of computer technology — it’s a more encompassing inquiry to what if a Robot thinks, feels, loves, and yes, wants to be accepted as a human, the imperfections and all!
This Chris Columbus directed movie, with the ever-eloquent Robin Williams, and radiant double deliveries (two character portrayals) by Embeth Davidtz, is not the usual Robin Williams comedy fare. It’s not “Flubber” or “Mrs. Doubtfire”; it’s a philosophical fable at best. It’s the reverse of John Boorman’s “Zardoz” (1973), where man wanting to be eternally youthful — here, Robot Andrew (Robin Williams) does not want to be immortal. He wants to experience and feel life, and with a beloved human companion.
This Robotic journey spanning decades, gives us life lessons, prompts us to think reflectively on questions of life and living, growing old and resignation to death. The point filtered through Portia (Embeth Davidtz) that being human is to risk and make mistakes/wrong decisions, hearkens to a quote by John Cage: “Computers are always right, but life isn’t about being right.”
Film score is by James Horner (“Legends of the Fall”, “Braveheart”, “Titanic”). Location shots include San Francisco landmarks with added air transport images (likened to “The Fifth Element”) in a futuristic sky. There are no explosive actions or flying bullets, it’s an immortal tale about the acceptance of being a mortal human.
What it means to be truly human, and humane
It never fails to amaze me, how some people either don’t want to or simply do not get what a movie is about. This movie is not about robots, the future, or science fiction. It is about that which is most basic, and yet often, most overlooked by all of us. Life, living, our short time in the scheme of the grander scale of things. It deals with some of the most elemental, and difficult, issues we ultimately most face in our lives. We want to be happy,we want a sense of purpose, we want to feel we belong, we want to feel loved.
I have seen A.I. as well, and the it shares many of the same themes laid out in this film. I only hope, and pray, mans’ vanity and blind ambition never produce a machine that truly achieves sentient thought. The profound, deep, and inconsolable sadness and grief it would suffer as it deals with seeing all whom it cares about slowly pass away and leave it lonely would surely be a torment beyond any ability to conceive.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 12 min (132 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director Chris Columbus
Writer Isaac Asimov (short story “The Bicentennial Man”), Isaac Asimov (novel), Robert Silverberg (novel), Nicholas Kazan (screenplay)
Actors Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt
Country USA, Germany
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company Laurence Mark Productions, Columbia Pictures, 1492 Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Radiant Pictures
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (also horizontal) (Kodak Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279, SFX 200T)
Cinematographic Process Spherical, VistaVision (visual effects)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, Digital (Texas Instruments DLP 1280 x 1024, 1.5 : 1 anamorphic)