DVD - 2014
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The film features exclusive access to Hawking's life story, told largely in his own words. It includes dramatic accounts of his life from childhood through university, intimate footage of Hawking today, including his home routine and his work life at the University of Cambridge, archival footage and candid insights from family members, friends and colleagues.
Publisher: [United States?] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Edition: Widescreen version
Credits: Director of photography, Paul F. Jenkins ; film editor, Tim Lovell ; original music, Nick Powell, Alex Lee.
Performers: Stephen Hawking.
Audience: Not rated
Language Note: English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH)
ISBN: 9781608838721
UPC: 841887018753
Call Number: DVD 530.092 HAWKING


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xaipe Jan 11, 2015

Fascinating documentary on Stephan Hawking's enormous achievements in understanding physical science and his physical deterioration from his youth at university to the present. It's hard to imagine what it must have been like to spend most of his life locked into a body which is dependent upon others for his most intimate needs while being one of the indisputable geniuses of physical science. Hawking's dedication to science, his endless curiosity , and his good humor in the face of his debilitating illness make this an inspiring and remarkable film to watch.

aaa5756 Apr 27, 2014

PBS has done it again very well done documentary series. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

ravenheart Mar 11, 2014

The documentary was a little on the boring side, but Hawking's achievements, while being nearly completely disabled for the majority of his life, are inspiring. It sure would be cool if his speech software spoke in a human voice that would be comparable to what his own voice might sound like. That mechanical, computer-like tone is incredibly distracting. Watching this made me feel really grateful for my health, and made me feel incredibly foolish for having ever complained about my sore back.


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aaa5756 Apr 27, 2014

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The word will have a
generation of idiots” ― Albert Einstein

aaa5756 Apr 27, 2014

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein

aaa5756 Apr 27, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill


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