TRON marzo 26, 2010Posted by christian saucedo in Film.
Autor. Steven Lisberger
Tron es una película estadounidense de 1982, del género ciencia ficción escrita y dirigida por Steven Lisberger. Protagonizada por Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, Cindy Morgan, Dan Shor, David Warner.
Fue una de las primeras películas producidas por los grandes estudios de cine en usar la técnica de computación gráfica de manera importante.
Fue galardonada con el premio Saturn Award en 1983, al Mejor vestuario (Eloise Jensson y Rosanna Norton). Además fue candidata a 8 premios más.
Narra las aventuras de un programador que se introduce dentro de los circuitos de una computadora donde los programas tienen vida y personalidad propias.
Flynn (Jeff Bridges) era un programador joven y presumido que trabajaba en una megacorporación. Uno de los ejecutivos de esta corporación es Dillinger (David Warner). Flynn ha sido engañado por Dillinger respecto a las ganancias y autoría de los juegos que ha creado. De hecho, Dillinger vendió los videojuegos de Flynn y pasaron a su propiedad. Ante la incapacidad de probar que él es el autor, y renunciando de la compañía, Flynn se ve obligado a trabajar en arcades. Muchos de los juegos que él mismo ha creado se encuentran en su local de arcade.
Después de obtener algo de información de los actuales empleados, Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner), y la doctora Lora Baines (Cindy Morgan), Dillinger incrementa la seguridad en el ‘Control Central de Procesos’ o CCP (un mainframe de inteligencia artificial de la compañía). En efecto, esto deja a los programadores fuera de la compañía. Después de eso acuden a Flynn, con objeto de solicitarle ayuda para burlar la seguridad del CCP. Alan y Lora buscan obtener mayores libertades en su programación. Flynn busca evidencia de sus creaciones robadas.
Después de una ardua travesía para entrar al edificio, Flynn se enfrenta al CCP y es absorbido (“digitalizado”) dentro de un mundo digital tiránicamente dominado por el CCP. En el “mundo real”, la interfaz del CCP recuerda a los escritorios de alta tecnología. Desde dentro del sistema de cómputo, el CCP tiene la forma de una cara cuadriculada, que irradia luz roja con energía.
En este mundo, los programas son representados con personajes parecidos a sus creadores; Flynn es inicialmente confundido con un programa, “Clu”, que había escrito previamente. Flynn necesita encontrar a “Tron”, un programa de seguridad creado por Alan. Tron puede ayudar a Flynn a pelear contra el despótico CCP para liberar el mainframe de la compañía y escapar al mundo real. En el camino tiene que participar en varios juegos de acción que incluyen las “motos de luz” y un juego parecido a la cesta punta.
Tron is a 1982 American action science fiction film by Walt Disney Pictures. It stars Jeff Bridges as the protagonist hacker Kevin Flynn (and his program counterpart inside the electronic world, Clu), Bruce Boxleitner as Tron (and Tron’s “user”, Alan Bradley), Cindy Morgan as Yori (and her “user”, Dr. Lora Baines), and Dan Shor as Ram. David Warner plays all three main antagonists: the program Sark, his “user”, Ed Dillinger, and the voice of the Master Control Program.
Tron was written and directed by Steven Lisberger, and has a distinctive visual style, as it was one of the first films from a major studio to use extensive computer graphics. Decades after it first came out, it spawned a franchise consisting of a sequel film, multiple video games, comic books and a planned television series.
Kevin Flynn is a young and gifted software engineer who works for the software corporation ENCOM, creating several video games on the company’s mainframe after hours, aiming to start his own game company. However, an ambitious ENCOM programmer named Ed Dillinger locks Flynn out of the system and presents Flynn’s work as his own. Dillinger earns himself a series of executive promotions, while Flynn (canned by Dillinger) is relegated to opening a video game arcade, featuring the games that he created. From then to the present, Flynn tries to hack into the ENCOM mainframe to find evidence of Dillinger’s wrongdoing, but his program, Clu, is caught and erased by the Master Control Program (MCP).
The MCP, with Dillinger’s authorization, shuts down access to the security group Flynn is using, inadvertently locking out another ENCOM employee, Alan Bradley. Alan goes to speak to Dillinger and reveals that he was working on a security program, Tron, which would monitor communications between the MCP and the outside world. After Alan leaves, the MCP confronts Dillinger about this, stating that it cannot afford to have programs monitoring it. It reveals its intention to break into the Pentagon and other military mainframes, claiming it can run things “900 to 1200 times better than any human.” When Dillinger attempts to assert his authority, the MCP essentially blackmails him into complying with its wishes.
Meanwhile, Alan and his girlfriend, Dr. Lora Baines, warn Flynn that he has been noticed, but Flynn instead convinces them to sneak him into ENCOM’s laser laboratory, where he can forge access to a different security group. Lora, who has been developing a method of digitizing real objects into the computer, sets Flynn down at her terminal in the laser lab, where a laser is pointed directly at the terminal. As Flynn attempts to break into the system, he is confronted by the MCP, who takes control of the laser and suddenly digitizes Flynn into the ENCOM mainframe. Flynn finds himself standing in the digital world, where Programs resemble their human creators, the Users.
Flynn is taken first to a holding pit, where he meets the Program Ram, and then is taken with a number of other Programs to meet Sark, a program that resembles Dillinger. Sark then informs everyone that they can either renounce their belief in the Users and join the MCP, or they will be forced to play games that result in their eventual elimination. Sark in fact knows that Flynn is a User and not a Program but though he immediately has misgivings of harming a User he is forced into compliance by the MCP. Flynn eventually meets Tron (Alan’s program), and he, Tron and Ram escape from the Light Cycle arena into the system, prompting Sark to send out his forces in pursuit. Eventually, a tank fires at the group, killing Ram and separating Flynn and Tron. While continuing to follow Tron, Flynn gradually discovers that as a User he possesses god-like powers within the computer dimension, enabling him to manipulate its ‘physical’ laws at will.
Tron makes his way to an input-output tower, where he receives instructions from Alan on how to destroy the MCP. He then makes a getaway aboard a Solar Sailer simulation with the help of Yori (Lora’s program), and is reunited with Flynn, disguised as one of Sark’s forces. At this point, Flynn reveals that he is actually a User. Sark’s ship then collides with the Solar Sailer, capturing Flynn and Yori. While Tron is believed to have been destroyed in the collision, he in fact escapes aboard Sark’s shuttle. Sark de-rezzes his command ship, but Flynn manages to keep it and Yori alive, and he pilots the ship toward the MCP.
The MCP has gathered a number of Programs and tells them that they will become a part of it. Sensing Tron’s presence nearby, the MCP sends Sark out to investigate, resulting in a battle between Sark and Tron. Tron gains the upper hand and severely damages Sark, prompting the MCP to transfer its functions to Sark, causing him to grow to enormous size. Tron attacks the MCP directly but his attacks are blocked by a shield. Flynn then jumps into the MCP’s cone to distract it long enough for Tron to throw his disc into the core. This destroys both MCP and Sark and frees the system. Flynn is sent back to the terminal in ENCOM’s laser lab, where a nearby printer is printing the evidence he needs to prove Dillinger’s piracy.
Dillinger comes into work the next morning to find the MCP non-functional and the same evidence displayed on his screen. He’s almost relieved not to be a blackmail victim anymore, but it’s only a matter of time before ENCOM fires him. Flynn later becomes the new CEO of ENCOM.