A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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

  1. Edited by Jan Harlan
  2. Jane M. Struthers
  • ISBN 9780500514894
  • 29.00 x 41.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 160pp
  • 250 Illustrations, 103 in colour
  • First published 2009
‘… it’s the trip into Kubrick’s behind-screen methods that really sells this expansively detailed tribute’ – Total Film

'It is immediately evident from the ballistic-grade paper, majestic proportions, and Mil-Spec binding that no expense was spared to create a book worthy of the motion picture' – Craig Hodgetts, The Architect's Newspaper

A.I. Artificial Intelligence was the extraordinary collaboration of two cinematic giants, Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg.

This spectacular large-format publication reveals how the project originated, how it was developed and how it was finally brought to fruition.

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’.

• Foreword by Steven Spielberg
• Preface by Brian Aldiss, writer of the short story that inspired Kubrick
• Essay by Dr Cynthia Breazeal, world expert on robotics
• Commentaries from key participants such as writers and crew members
• Texts exploring the principal scenes and themes of the film
• Special fold-out section

This publication – a work of art as well as painstaking research – is one that no film fan will want to be without.

Jan Harlan was Executive Producer on a number of Stanley Kubrick’s films, including Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. He also worked as Executive Producer with both Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg on A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

Jane Struthers is a writer and editor, and Head of Publications
at University of the Arts London, which has housed the Stanley Kubrick Archive since 2007.

Chris Baker is an artist whose work embraces fantasy, science fiction and 3D/digital art. His illustrations have been published in many media, including children’s books, graphic novels and comics, and his storyboards and conceptual artwork have been employed in films including Eyes Wide Shut, The Golden Compass, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Quantum of Solace.