Anima ex machina
Constance H. Halporn, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, United States
Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center . Awarded
The Three Laws of Robotics, created by Dr. Isaac Asimov (1940), is the basis for the characterization of cinematic robots. The two landmark post-war films, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and Forbidden Planet reflect the paradigm of these values. Robots in contemporary films violate these Laws, but still refer back to this source. This paper examines these archetypes of robots in cinema.
Halporn, C.H. Anima ex machina. Master's thesis, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center.
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