The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything

Blu-ray Disc - 2015
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Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of; time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD DRAMA THEO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 03, 2016

Beautifully rendered. Very well acted. I'd have done a few things different with the way the story was presented, but it was certainly worth seeing.

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Feb 18, 2019

Enjoyed this film adaptation of the book.

Feb 04, 2019

Wow, what a great performance by Eddie Redmayne as Steven Hawking. He transforms throughout the film as his M.S. takes over his whole body. Great story about his early life at Cambridge University, and meeting his wife and the family they had together. I haven't looked it up, but according to this story, the kids played a role in helping their dad throughout his life. Very good portrayal of the relationship of him & the wife played by Felicity Jones.
Beginning of the film shows how Hawking was at the beginning of his career. Very good film, and what an amazing man was Hawking.

Dec 30, 2018

I think I saw this. I recall the story.

A powerful movie about a man's quest to strive in spite of a life threatening disease, and the trials his family goes through. To Mr. Stephen Hawking, thank you for everything you've done.

esgouliaras Mar 14, 2018

A lovely and inspiring true-life story about Stephen Hawking.

Feb 08, 2018

This is why they should wait till a person dies before making a movie about their life.

Jan 23, 2018

Very interesting story on Dr. Hawking's life.

Jun 23, 2017

The Theory of Everything is a visually interesting, well-directed and extraordinarily acted film.

Jun 23, 2017

James Marsh’s overly romanticized biopic on the life of celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking, based on the autobiography of former wife Jane Hawking, is saved from the ordinary by a script which never descends to mawkishness and a pair of Oscar-nominated performances from Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones (he won, she didn’t). Focusing more on Hawking’s private life—the challenges of a deteriorating body, the dissolution of his thirty-year marriage, his evolving personal philosophy—Marsh elicits amazing performances from his two leads. Eddie Redmayne went to great lengths when preparing for the title role and it shows in the subtleties of voice and gesture as he goes from loveable nerd to world renown theoretician, his bodily contortions almost painful to watch as the disease takes its toll. For her part Felicity Jones plays the faithful wife with a mind of her own to great effect, her initial adoration turning to something more sober as two years stretch to a dozen and more. Complimented by a beautiful musical score from Jóhann Jóhannsson this is a fitting homage to a most remarkable life.

May 15, 2017

Amazing acting performances! Felicity Jones holds her own in terms of her character development against her co-star. This movie is mainly focused on the degradation of Stephen Hawking's health and their personal relationship through out it. While I found this view very interesting and personal my only complaint was that at times it was very difficult to figure out when a lot of this was occurring. They also remove reference to all of the awards that Stephen Hawking has achieved except for a casual reference "going to get another award" - noting these would have been helpful in terms of placing when this film was taking place in terms of his career.

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Jan 23, 2018

Stephen Hawking: There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there's life, there is hope.

britprincess1ajax May 09, 2016

"I know what you think, that I don't look like a terribly strong person, but I love him and he loves me. We're going to fight this illness together."

britprincess1ajax May 09, 2016

"Your thoughts won't change; it's just no one will know what they are."

britprincess1ajax May 09, 2016

"I study the marriage of space and time."
"The perfect couple."

May 27, 2015

''There should be no boundary to human endeavor. However bad life may seem while ther is life there is hope.''

Apr 17, 2015

Q: How do you deal with all the attention?
Hawking: I was stopped recently by a tourist in Cambridge, who asked if I was the real Stephen Hawking. I replied I was not and said the real one was much better looking.

Elaine recited Hawking's writing: "Who are we?"
"Why are we here?"
"If we ever learn this,"
"it will be the ultimate
triumph of human reason,"
"for then we would know
the mind of God."

Apr 17, 2015

Q: You have said you do not believe in God. Do you have a philosophy of life that helps you?
Hawking: It is clear that we are just an advanced breed of primates on a minor planet orbiting around a very average star in the outer suburb of one among 100 billion galaxies. But, ever since the dawn of civilization, people have craved for an understanding of the underlying order of the world. There ought to be something very special about the boundary conditions of the universe. And what can be more special than that there is no boundary... There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there's life, there is hope.


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Apr 08, 2015

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