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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The film's precis for the Cannes Film Festival states: "The cinema seems at its most compelling when it deals with myths. Perhaps this is because it is able, more than any other medium, to give them a sense of reality and somewhere in our subconscious we still believe in the first of all the myths of Cinema... 'The camera cannot lie'. I hope that "Insignificance" is a real, mythical, melodramatic farce". See more
When the Ballplayer is at the bar next to a wall calendar, in the medium shots the calendar page is for June 1954, but in a close-up the page says March 1954. The mistake would seem to be the close-up because there is a night-time baseball game on the bar's television and the baseball season didn't begin until April. See more
You think I'm stupid, right? Well, lemme let you in on a little secret. I am NOT stupid. Heh, heh. I just enjoy giving the appearance of being stupid. You see, from an early age I've reveled in the appearance of stupidity which is given me a great deal of time to think. So I been thinking... No more TV. No more TV dinners. If you like, no more baseball.
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Life Goes On
Words by Will Jennings
Music by Stanley Myers
Sung by Theresa Russell See more