Four 1950's cultural icons (Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Senator Joseph MacCarthy) who conceivably could have met and probably didn't, fictionally do in this modern fable of post-WWII America. Visually intriguing, the film has a fluid progression of flash-backs and flash-forwards centering on the fictional Einstein's current observations, childhood memories and apprehensions for the future. Written by
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She had the one figure he needed to complete the equation.
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Did You Know?
The film was entered into competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1985 where it was nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or Award but won instead the Technical Grand Prize. See more
The movie takes place in 1954. In one scene, a man is in a bar watching the World Series. The TV announcer for the game starts talking about "Campanella, Hodges, and Berra" being involved in a play. In 1954 those 3 players played for Brooklyn Dodgers and NY Yankees, however the 1954 World Series was between the Cleveland Indians and NY Giants, therefore none of those 3 even played. See more
[to The Professor
Between you and me, let me tell you somethin'. Don't ever put a woman up on a pedestal. Cuz it'll just give her a chance to kick your teeth right down your throat.
Referenced in Watching the Alien
Life Goes On
Words by Will Jennings
Music by Stanley Myers
Sung by Theresa Russell See more