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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Miles' guesses as to what his boss' computer's password is are mostly to do with fairy tales: Snow White, Cinderella, Frog Prince, Three Bears, Ugly Duckling, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin. As for his guess of, Rasputin, well... See more »
Miles books a ticket on TWA flight 129 from Los Angeles to San Francisco just as a final boarding call announcement for that flight begins. The departures board behind him shows that the flight leaves from gate 27, but seconds later, the announcement concludes with "Will passengers please proceed to gate 15?". See more »
[reading from manual]
"Welcome to the world of Pinecone Computers. This model will learn with you, so type your name and press Enter key to begin."
[beeps as Miles types]
Oh, that's wrong.
[beeping as it displays]
hello moles // ever used a computer / before?
[typing and talking]
[as he types]
And my name's not Moles.
ok moles // then we'll work / slowly.
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In the opening credits: Green Text: A VIRGIN PICTURES PRODUCTION Multicolored Text: hello Green Text: HELLO Multicolored Text: is this a story? Green Text: YES Multicolored Text: what type? Green Text: FAIRYTALE FOR COMPUTERS Multicolored Text: name? Green Text: ELECTRIC DREAMS Then, both texts disappear and the movie's title appears in the multicolored text. See more »
This movie takes us back to 1984, a time when computers were still mysterious machines which inspired notions of science fiction in the minds of average persons.
I was only 12 years old when I first saw this movie on HBO back in 1984(5?). This movie really captured my imagination. Computers fascinated me and "Electric Dreams" bolstered that fascination with a fluid plot, dazzling special effects, and a captivating soundtrack. The music, in particular is so good, I could still sing/hum the tunes for years after first seeing the movie. My favorite has to be the "Duel" song between a cello and the computer. Wild, wacky, wonderful stuff!
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