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Me & Isaac Newton (2000)

Me & Isaac Newton




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Director Michael Apted's Inspirations (1997), which explored the nature of creative talent, laid the groundwork for this film in which he investigates scientific brilliance. Apted interviews seven noted figures from divergent fields, including elderly pharmaceutical chemist Gertrude Elion, bestselling author and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, and MIT linguist Steven Pinker. With wit and radiate intelligence, they discuss their obsessions, observations on life, and the mental processes that brought about their own noted discoveries. Me & Isaac Newton was screened at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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On DVD: Jan 22, 2002
Clear Blue Sky Productions


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Full Review… | February 7, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

For the layperson, it removes the veil from the field of science and allows us to see scientists as driven, passionate, striving people we can relate to.

October 8, 2002

A fine documentary exploring the use of curiosity and creativity in the lives and work of seven scientists.

Full Review… | March 13, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

It is an engrossing film that leaves you hopeful and gives you insights that you never knew that you were missing.

Full Review… | January 31, 2001
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