Hawking DVD

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Hawking

The Remarkable Story of a Beautiful Mind

This is the intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawking's life. Told for the first time in Hawking's own words and with unique access to his home and public life, this is a personal journey through Hawking's world. The audience joins him at home, under the care of his nursing ... More
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Hawking

The Remarkable Story of a Beautiful Mind

This is the intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawking's life. Told for the first time in Hawking's own words and with unique access to his home and public life, this is a personal journey through Hawking's world. The audience joins him at home, under the care of his nursing team; in San Jose as he "wows" a packed theatre audience; in Silicon Valley as he meets a team of technicians who hope to speed up his communication system; and as he throws a party for family and friends. HAWKING also carefully tells Hawking's life journey, from boyhood under-achiever to PhD genius, and from a healthy coxswain on the Oxford rowing team to diagnosis of motor neuron disease, given just two years to live - yet surviving several close brushes with death. The film also highlights his greatest scientific discoveries and plots his rise to fame and superstardom.

Extended Theatrical Version.

Producer: Stephen Finnigan
Executive Producer: Ben Bowie, David Glover
Production Company: Channel 4; Darlow-Smithson Productions; Endemol Shine International
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2013
Director: Stephen Finnigan
Writers: Stephen Hawking, Stephen Finnigan, Ben Bowie
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Patty S.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
AMAZING!
Review by Patty S. on 07/17/20 review stating AMAZING!
I was truly amazed by this DVD. Just watched it tonight and I knew I had to order one for my Grandson and one for me! I highly recommend this. Thank you, PBS.
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Moon M.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
excellent!
Review by Moon M. on 07/17/20 review stating excellent!
Very interesting. I learned a lot about Hawkings personal life that I did not know. Because of the focus on Hawking himself, it is necessarily a bit short on the physics/cosmology. It does seem to credit him a bit too much for the Big Bang concept - not his idea. Hawking radiation is adequately covered. Also, it fails to mention his other significant more recent book, The Grand Design. All in all, excellent. I recommend it very highly as a personal memoir.


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