Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bicentennial Man

Film: Bicentennial Man
Bicentennial Man is a 1999 American drama and science fiction film starring Robin Williams and Sam Neill based on the well-known novella of the same name by Isaac Asimov. The film follows the evolution of the android robot Andrew Martin (Robin Williams) from his introduction into the Martin family and interaction with them through four generations: discovery of his emotional and creative abilities, development into an artist and inventor, evolution into an android, his fight to win legal recognition for his humanity, and ultimately his destiny.
Based on the novel The Positronic Man, co-written by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg which is itself based on Asimov's original novella titled The Bicentennial Man, the plot explores issues of humanity, slavery, prejudice, maturity, intellectual freedom, conformity, sex, love, and death.

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