VOTD: Pogo Remixes ‘A.I.: Artificial Intelligence’

What do a tapping foot, sliding face and removable jaw have in common? They’re three of the main elements Australian film/audio remix artist Pogo uses for his latest work, Davyd, a music video inspired by and comprised of sounds and music from Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of Stanley Kubrick‘s vision, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. Check it out after the jump.

Thanks to Laughing Squid for the heads up. Here’s Davyd.

We’ve highlighted many of Pogo’s, real name Nick Bertke, remixes in the past and they never disappoint. (Some highlights: Groundhog Day, Toy Story, Terminator 2, etc.) He chooses interesting subjects, eclectic sounds and makes you look at an old movie in a whole new light. With Davyd, he makes the already creepy A.I. even weirder but also more beautiful. Here’s the description from the YouTube page:

My remix of voices, chords and sound effects from Spielberg’s ‘AI: Artificial Intelligence’. Enjoy!

A.I. is a haunting, deeply moving science-fiction about David, a robot-boy “adopted” by a couple whose real son Martin lies hospitalised in a coma. The plot thickens when Martin recovers and deviously instigates David’s abandonment, setting him on a vast adventure to find the fictitious Blue Fairy so he can wish for mortality and seek a new acceptance from his mother.

The film salutes the tale of Pinocchio without compromising originality, and unfolds with uncanny realism in a frighteningly plausible future. It challenges our distinction between man and machine, and hints carefully at the conflicts of interest people can have in raising children. The visual effects are mind bending as typical of a Spielberg picture, but serve the story commendably without turning the film into an ILM showreel.

Combined with the elegant yet characterful scoring of John Williams, this is one film bound to put both your morals and your tear ducts to the test.

Are you a fan of A.I.? If so, how did you feel about this remix? Are you generally a fan of these remixes?

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