the robots cause them to deviate from their programmed roles. The gunslinger (Yul Brynner) in Westworld becomes the deadliest menace. He kills Blane in a gunfight and stalks Martin through the other worlds of Delos.~
The various backgrounds needed were provided by desert landscapes in the Mojave Desert, the gardens of the Harold Lloyd Estate and the variety of re-creations performed on several MGM sound stages0 Special contact lenses were designed to distinguish the robots from the humans and computer filmmakiag was utilized to give an accurate display of the robot's vision.
Looking as commanding as he did in the lead role of "The Magnificent Seven", Yul Brynner returns to the screen in the all black costume which he has worn as one of the most unique stars in Western films of the last decade.
Born on a small island off Japan and educated in France, Brynner won wide popular and critical acclaim with his role in the Broadway musical "The King and I" Most recently, Brynner starred in the title role of "The Serpent" which has just been released in France.
Richard Benjamin, star of stage, television, and screen, is best known for his portrayals of the indecisive contemporary man. His image began to change with his role in "The Last of Sheila." Westworld provides Benjamin with an action role which will surprise his present fans and gather many new admirers.
James Brolin is one of the few actors who has made a successful transition from television to movies. Since achieving fame as Dr. Kiley on the highly successful Marcus Welby, M.D. series Brolin portrayed the psychopathic hijacker in the MGM boxoff ice smash, "Skyjacked," which won him critical acclaim.
Several notable actors appear in supporting roles, including Dick Van Patten as the Accountant 'who is best known for his role c~. "Nels" in the long running television series "I Remember Mama" and can presently be seen in MGM's Soylent Green." Linda Scott who plays Arlette appeared in "Little Fauss and Big Haley." Victoria Shaw returns to the screen after an absence of several years to play the Queen. Mike Mikier, a well-known stuntman-actor and a member of the Peckinpah stock company, recently finished a role in MGM's "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid."
DELOS--THE WORLD'S GREATEST AMUSEMENT PARK
Located five hundred miles into the Sahara Desert is Delos, a triumph of man's mastery over the environment. Delos, a playland for adults, consists of three separate resort areas, each with its own special appeal. Michael Crichton, the brilliant young novelist, has conceived of the playland as the location of his original screenplay, Westworld" which he has just finished directing for MetroGoldwyn-Mayer. The film, which is produced by Paul N. Lazarus Ill, stars Richard Benjamin, Yul Brynner, and James Brolin.
In each of the resorts, they have utilized technology to recreate past environments in human history. These were carefully chosen after extensive market research into communal fantasy. Eventually they settled on the American West; Medieval Europe; and Imperial Rome.
In principle, it is like television or movies - except that you don't just watch it, you participate in it. They believe that modern man, living in a civilized world, needs to escape into fantasy and will pay handsomely for the opportunity. Thus they created the greatest amusement park in history, with the help of their highly advanced robotic technology.
Western World, the blue quadrant on the map, is a complete recreation of the American frontier of 1880. Here it is possible to relive the excitement and stresses of pioneer life to the fullest. Western World is a life of lawless violence, a society of guns and action.
Medieval World, the red quadrant, is where they have reconstructed the thirteenth century Europe, a world of chivalry and combat, romance and excitement.
Roman World, the yellow quadrant, is a lusty threat for the senses in the setting of delightful, decadent Pompeii. Here the traveler can experience the sensual, relaxed morality that existed at the peak of the Imperial Roman Empire.
All together, these resorts comprise Delos, the most exciting
vacation spot in the history. of man. Completely self-contained, efficient and highly reliable. Hydroponic tanks, recycled air and water systems, climate control, the whole spectrum of technology has been employed in Delos for the vacationer's pleasure. Expensive and unusual, Delos is not for everyone, but for those that choose it, it is truly unique and rewarding.
A visit to Delos will cost a tourist around $1,000 per day. He is taken by hovercraft across the desolate Sahara to the dome covered resort worlds of Delos. On his flight he is given an audio-visual orientation on the amusement park. When he arrives he is taken by tram to a locker room/store where he changes to the clothes of the place and period of his resort. The final leg of the journey is made by a vehicle of the chosen resort world.
Upon arrival the tourist is totally involved in a reaction of the world he has chosen. A majority of the inhabitants of each resort world are highly sophisticated, human-looking robots. The robots are hard to tell from the visitors except for their metallic pupils and finger ridges. Each robot is programmed to serve and fulfill some wish of the visitors from eating to love-making to fighting.
Delos is programmed by a group of highly skilled technicians from an underground central control room. The technicians keep watch over the events of the resort worlds through a system of television monitors. Damaged robots are repaired nightly and new innovations are added at regular intervals to improve the variety of services offered.
Many elements of the Delos resort are potentially dangerous - that's part of the appeal. Gunfights are planned so that tourists won't get shot. Heat-sensing devices are placed on all the guns which act as an electronic safety. Robots are programmed with some physical weakness so a tourist may beat an antagonist in a sword fight. All this is done to bring about as complete a fulfillment of the visitor's fantasies as possible.