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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Universal appeal

The amazing life journey of Dr. Stephen Hawking was wonderfully portrayed in The Theory of Everything, another of this year's strong contenders for a Best Picture Oscar.

Blessed with a level of genius few could comprehend, yet trapped in a body that had betrayed, crippled, and threatened him at every turn, Dr. Hawking has nevertheless managed to redefine astrophysics, marry twice, father three children, and get honored by the Queen.

While definitely paying tribute to his intellect, as well as the irony of being a man with a super advanced brain and a debilitated wreck of a body, The Theory of Everything concentrates on Dr. Hawking's lesser known personal life and how that life, and particularly the people in it, were impacted by both his genius and his disease.

Inspirational figure and a great, fascinating movie- and, believe it or not, one that is largely upbeat. Like The Imitation Game, this is another bio-pic that's well worth a trip to the theater.

3 comments:

  1. You might enjoy reading "Alan Turing: The Enigma" by Andrew Hodges as a counter-balance to Graham Moore's Hollywood-twisted version of Turing.

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  2. Hmmm, interesting. I don't think "Imitation" whitewashed his character, but I might just check out the Hodges book to get another perspective on Turing. At the very least, I'll check out some comments and reviews on Amazon. Thanks for writing, John!

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