Miles buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled down on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar, how the computer calls himself, fall in love with Madeline, an attractive neighbour. Written by
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Meet Edgar. He'll make you sing, make you dance, make you laugh, make you cry, make you jealous, make you nuts.
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Did You Know?
In the dream musical sequence, Edgar the computer dreams of electric sheep jumping an electric fence, whilst Miles dozes off to sleep. The scene is quite likely inspired by author Philip K. Dick
's (1968) science fiction novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Dick's stories typically focus on the fragile nature of what is real and the construction of personal identity. This is borne out by Miles', "I'm not what I seem to be". See more
Miles tells Edgar that the phrase "A dream is a wish your heart makes" comes from Sleeping Beauty
, and starts to say the date as "nineteen sixty..." Edgar corrects him and says it's from Cinderella
, but states the date as 1949. (It's understandable that Miles gets both the movie and the year wrong, but it's less likely for a computer, unless Edgar is going by copyright date rather than release date.) See more
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References Love Connection
"Johnny Too Bad"
Performed by UB40
Composed by Winston Bailey, Derick Crook & Roy Beckford
(c)1968 Woodwater Music Ltd.
Courtesy DEP International/A&M Records, Inc./Virgin Records Ltd. See more