Einstein and Eddington (2008)
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as Albert Einstein
as Arthur Eddington
as Sir Oliver Lodge
as Frank Dyson
as Elsa Einstein
as Winnie Eddington
as Mileva Einstein
as Max Planck
as Fritz Haber
as Leopold Koppel
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Absorbing biopic. For history, drama, science fans the film itself can be absorbing but a bit slow to sit through. Set during WWI, the film shows the pressures on both Einstein and Eddington were enormous to conform to politics of the day. Shows the love lives of each man in their youth and pressures to conform to society engulfed in world war one.
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[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/78/Einstein1921_by_F_Schmutzer_4.jpg/220px-Einstein1921_by_F_Schmutzer_4.jpg[/img] Albert Einstein, who's understanding of gravity defied Sir Isaac Newton's works
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/24/Arthur_Stanley_Eddington.jpg/220px-Arthur_Stanley_Eddington.jpg[/img] Eddington, the English Quaker who believed in Einstein's work when nobody would
An HBO historical drama depicting the two lives of scientists who rose above politics of the day to prove Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, the key to understanding gravity.
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Don't ask me to explain any of the physics portrayed in the film, but to see legend and elderly, German scientist Max Plank and Albert Einstein laying on the floor scribbling their equations on paper is a stretch. I suppose that is the way the public views genius' at work.
[img]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT8Qq9av5ge_XWRk10cFCnzB97Y4wM6hS7ZC7TuvWdF6L-84iRG[/img] Einstein being barred from his work for not conforming to the German war effort
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To Brazilians, it's a little frustrating that the solar eclipse measurements made at Sobral are not mentioned.
well acted portrayal of the interface between Einstein and Eddington, whose solar eclipse observation of 1919 was confirmatory of Einstein's work.
This film discussed the theme of religion and science, and the finding of a balance between. Eddington is anti-war, believing in a Christian God and f...
1 This is the story of Einstein's theory of general relativity, his relationship with Eddington and the introduction of this theory to the world, against the backdrop of the Great War.
2 Einstein is shown to stick his tongue out to the cameras of the journalists in this scene, but the actual iconic image was taken on his 72nd birthday in 1951, after he had emigrated to America.
Albert Einstein - Andy Serkis
Mileva Einstein - Lucy Cohu
Elsa Einstein - Jodhi May
Max Planck - Donald Sumpter
Hans Einstein - Callum Williams
Eduard Einstein - Jacob Theato
Fritz Haber - Anton Lesser
Leopold Koppel - John Bowe
Aunt Fanny - Kika Markham
Uncle Rudolf - Philip Whitchurch
Arthur Eddington - David Tennant
Sir Oliver Lodge - Jim Broadbent
Winnifred Eddington - Rebecca Hall
Frank Watson Dyson - Richard McCabe
Librarian - Lucy Briers
HH Turner - Paul Brooke
Boy throwing stones - Oliver Hall
William Marston - Patrick Kennedy
Herr Müller - Christopher Campbell
Frau Müller - Caroline Gruber
Agnes Müller - Eleanor Tomlinson
Initial release: November 23, 2008
Director: Philip Martin
Running time: 90 minutes
Screenplay: Peter Moffat
Music composed by: Nicholas Hooper
There were parts towards the end that were a little to corny for me to handle. Also, Andy Serkis's accent was confusing at times: British, German? Make up your mind!
Other than that, though, it was enjoyable and informative.
I really hadn't a clue what to expect of this, but I found that I really quite liked it. And although there's nothing particularly amazing here, it's enjoyable for what it is. Too bad David Tennant and Andy Serkis didn't have any significant screen time together, though.
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