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 made and released about three years after its source play of the same name by Terry Johnson
was first performed in 1982. Johnson also wrote the screenplay for the film. 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
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Features Hiroshima Mon Amour
Words & Music by Will Jennings
, Roy Orbison
Sung by Roy Orbison
Produced by David Briggs
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