A brief history of time /
Janus Films ; an Anglia Television & Gordon Feedman production ; an Errol Morris film ; executive producer, Gordon Freedman ; produced by David Hickman ; directed by Errol Morris ; produced in association with NBC, Tokyo Broadcasting System & Channel Four, UK ; Triton Pictures.
edition
Director-approved, dual-format Blu-ray and DVD special edition
imprint
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, 2014.
description
1 videodisc (84 min.) : Blu-ray, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (31 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm.)
ISBN
1604658118, 9781604658118
format(s)
Blu-ray, DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, 2014.
isbn
1604658118
9781604658118
standard identifier
715515113311
publisher #
CC2343BDDVD
CC2343BDDVD-1
contents note
Eleven ways -- A complicated mind -- One thousand hours -- Cold year -- Reprieved -- Penrose's discovery -- Black holes -- God plays dice -- Gravitational forces -- Time -- Equalizer -- The big crunch -- Infinite possibilities -- Color bars.
credits note
Original music composed by Philip Glass ; music produced by Kurt Munkacsi ; editor, Brad Fuller ; production designer, Ted Bafaloukos ; director of photography, John Bailey.
general note
Based on the book by Stephen Hawking.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
Special features: Errol Morris (interview with the director); John Bailey (interview with the cinematographer). Booklet featuring an essay by critic David Sterritt, a chapter from Stephen Hawking's 2013 memoir My Brief History, and an excerpt from Hawking's 1988 book A Brief History of Time.
performer
Featuring: Stephen Hawking, Isobel Hawking, Janet Humphrey, Mary Hawking, Basil King, Derek Powney, Norman Dix, Robert Berman, Gordon Berry, Roger Penrose, Dennis Sciama, John Wheeler, Brandon Carter, John Taylor, Kip Thorne, Don Page, Christopher Isham, Brian Whitt, Raymond Laflamme.
abstract
Errol Morris (The Fog of War) turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs. An adroitly crafted tale of personal adversity, professional triumph, and cosmological inquiry, Morris's documentary examines the way the collapse of Hawking's body has been accompanied by the untrammeled broadening of his imagination.
catalogue key
9162038
target audience
Rating: G.
technical details
DVD: NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1), Dolby Digital 5.1 surround

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