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SUBJECTS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Biography, Cosmology, Hawking, S.W. (Stephen W.), Hawking, S.W. (Stephen W.). Brief history of time -- Film and video adaptations, People with disabilities -- Biography, Physicists -- Great Britain, Relativity (Physics), Time

A Brief History of Time

In Conversation

  • Portrait of Errol Morris by Nubar Alexanian
  • Edward Frenkel is a professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley; his latest book is Love and Math.

Stephen Hawking’s 1988 classic A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes was written for the layperson, and Morris’s documentary uses cinema to go for the heart of this outsize mind. Hawking collaborates in this, guiding us (using his speaking device—he had ALS) through questions like “Why do we remember the past and not the future?” He is not unaware of their poetry, we think. Morris seems equally fascinated by the family of unflappable eccentrics that spawned Hawking and his sense of wonder, and by colleagues like Roger Penrose, who theorized the death of stars while crossing the street. Hawking died on March 14, 2018.

FILM DETAILS 
Based On
  • the book by Stephen Hawking

Cinematographer
  • John Bailey
  • Stefan Czapsky
Music
  • Philip Glass
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 84 mins
Source
  • Janus Films
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A brief history of time (distributor materials), New Yorker Films, 1995

A brief history of time (distributor materials), New Yorker Films, 1993

A brief history of time (distributor materials), New Yorker Films, 1993

Space odyssey (article), SF Weekly, Michael Fox, 1992

A brief history of time (review), Variety, Todd McCarthy, 1992

A brief history of time (press release), Pacific Film Archive, 1992

Art & industry (article), Village Voice, Amy Taubin, 1991

A brief history of time (press kit), Triton Pictures

A brief history of time (program note)

The shape of time (article), Russell Lack

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