... you can learn from:
Gigolo Joe: She loves what you do for her, as my customers love what it is I do for them. But she does not love you, David. She cannot love you. You are neither flesh nor blood. You are not a dog a cat or a canary. You were designed and built specific like the rest of us... and you are alone now only because they tired of you... or replaced you with a younger model... or were displeased with something you said or broke. They made us too smart, too quick and too many. We are suffering for the mistakes they made because when the end comes, all that will be left is us. That's why they hate us. And that is why you must stay here... with me.David: Goodbye, Joe.
Happy 20 to one of Spielberg's best films! I know the meet-cute between his sensibilities and Stanley Kubrick's threw a lot of people off at the time but I think we've generally come around to see this as a good thing, right? That its strangeness and imperfections are what make it a classic, an interesting experimental enormously-budgeted one-of-a-kind thing? I'll admit I haven't seen it in probably a decade but I think about it all the time all the same -- the scenes under the sea, the strange half-busted menagarie of sad robots, the shot in the rear-view mirror of David being left behind... Teddy! Teddy, obviously. Okay I think I'll definitely be re-watching this over the holiday weekend ahead. What are your thoughts on this film?