From Madame Curie to Stephen Hawking: these are the streaming films on the lives of illustrious scientists.
Today we need two rather important anniversaries with regard to the history of science contemporary: the birth of Albert Einstein (1879) and the death of Stephen Hawking (2018). We could therefore not fail to celebrate how cinema has celebrated some of the most important scientific personalities. To do this, the usual five film in streaming. Enjoy the reading.
Five streaming movies dedicated to the life of famous scientists
- The Imitation Game
- The theory of everything
- The right to count
- Edison – The Man Who Enlightened the World
The Imitation Game (2014)
The story of the mathematician Alan Turing, who invented the device capable of encoding the secret messages of the Nazis during the Second World War, changing the tide of the conflict, is brought to the cinema by Morten Tyldum in a film that has an admirable first part. The strength of The Imitation Game is of course the cast: a magnificent Benedict Cumberbatch helped by Matthew Goode, Keira Knightley and many other luxury features. Buographic drama of depth and strong emotions, which wins many Oscar nominations including film, direction, leading actor and supporting actress. Only the statuette comes for the adaptation. Available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, NOW.
The Theory of Everything (2014)
The true story of love between Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane is brought to the big screen by James Marsh and by the screenwriter Anthony McCarten in a tearjerker film. Moments of excellent cinema alternate with others that are all in all dull. Good interpretations of Felicity Jones e Eddie Redmaynewith the latter even winning the Oscar. The theory of everything it presents itself as a decent biopic, solid and well orchestrated in rhythm and aesthetics. A quality product without huge flashes of originality. Available on Google Play, Apple ItunesAmazon Prime Video, NOW.
The Right to Count (2016)
Ted Melfi tells the story of the black women who, with their calculations and their scientific erudition, contributed in a fundamental way to sending the first American astronauts into space. The right to count sees excellent protagonists Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer e Janelle Monaewith the support of Kevin Costner, Mahershala Ali, Kirsten Dunst e Jim Parsons. Great public success that wins the Oscar nomination for film, supporting actress (Spencer) and screenplay. Product of undoubted quality, well packaged. Available on Google Play, Apple iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Disney +.
Edison – The Man Who Enlightened the World (2019)
Strange, particular and fascinating film Edison – The Man Who Enlightened the World. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, tells the story of the economic and political battle between Edison and Westinghouse to bring electricity to the United States. Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston and many others make up a huge cast, for a film that is off-balance but full of great moments. A title that was “overwhelmed” by extra-cinematographic problems, but which deserves a second viewing. The right ideas are there and how. Available on Amazon Prime Video.
The life and science of Madame Curie is translated into cinema by Marjane Satrapiwhich takes advantage of the skill of Rosamund Pike e Anya Taylor-Joy to build a courageous feature film, passionate even when it misses the point, full of visual ideas and an exciting story. Radioactive is a sincere and visceral attempt to tell a great scientist far too ahead of her time. To be seen with one’s heart in one’s throat, and to love him. Available on Google Play, Amazon Prime Video.
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