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1 Compare the story Super Toys Last All Summer Long with the movie Artificial Intelligence Do they use the same symbols Do they have the same themes Explain why or why not Adapting literature for the big screen is a risky process and can yield great results as well as a poor butchered dubbed-down version of an otherwise major work Fortunately Stanley Kubrick s Artificial Intelligence movie has proved by its extended use of dystopia and its focus on the humanmachine relationships to be a worthy extension of Brian Aldiss short stories going deeper than what the author originally anticipated To fully grasp the nature of the changes between the story and the film requires a good knowledge of the concept of dystopia a careful examination of its applications in this particular story and a general overview of the humanmachine relationships Dystopia is a word meaning 1 an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives 2 ANTI-UTOPIA This concept has shaped the whole genre of science fiction and can be found at varying degrees in a myriad of different applications Typically a dystopia focuses on one or more elements symptomatic of the greater dangers in store for mankind whether they be an extreme environmental pollution overpopulation issues rising violence and crime activity in cities large and coldly inhuman bureaucratic structures or malevolent economic exploitation In short the rich get even richer while the poor fall well under the minimal conditions required to lead a decent life especially in such a society of technological profusion In true dystopian mentality science as well as arts politics or philosophy leads to the result of furthering the inequalities present in human society instead of serving the noble goal of bringing mankind together However there are many different angles of approach to these ideas and the concept of dystopia must be further divided in two distinct types conservative and radical
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