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Tracy and Hepburn once made a romantic computer comedy
Tracy and Hepburn once made a romantic computer comedy

Even before the late Steve Jobs, who is the subject of the poorly received bio-pic “Jobs,” became an oracle of the personal computer revolution some 30 years ago, computers and their like were a mainstay in film and television. Though most of these early movies were sci-fi thrillers such as 1956’s “Forbidden Planet” and Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece “2001: A Space Odyssey,” which introduced the silky-voiced, villainous computer Hal, artificial intelligence was also central to the 1957 Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn romantic comedy  “Desk Set.” Part of the fun of watching "Desk Set"  today is...

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