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Mindwalk (1990)

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A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in ... See full summary »

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A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen to the ideas of this brilliant woman and discuss how her ideas can work in their own politician and poet lives. Written by Heather Classen <classen@ctron.com>

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A film for passionate thinkers.

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Thomas Harriman (John Heard) recited almost the entire poem "Los Enigmas" by Pablo Neruda. The last part of it says: "I want to tell you the ocean knows this, that life in its jewel boxes is endless as the sand, impossible to count, pure, and among the blood-colored grapes time has made the petal hard and shiny, made the jellyfish full of light and untied its knot, letting its musical threads fall from a horn of plenty made of infinite mother-of-pearl. I am nothing but the empty net which has gone on ahead of human eyes, dead in those darknesses, of fingers accustomed to the triangle, longitudes on the timid globe of an orange. I walked around as you do, investigating the endless star, and in my net, during the night, I woke up naked, the only thing caught, a fish trapped inside the wind." See more »

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Jack: ...but to blame all this on a French philosopher who's been dead for 300 years, isn't that a little out of proportion? Maybe even a little eccentric?
Sonia: No. Not if I'm right.
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Mindwalk
9 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mindwalk is a synthesis of physics, politics and poetry. I use the film when I teach about atoms, and the history of science. It is an excellent tool for teaching scientific debate. I have never heard a negative from my students. I have had a lot of questions generated. This coming spring my science club is going to tackle two Capra books, the Tao of Physics and The Turning Point.

ANY film that causes students to ask questions is of value.

The film is as interesting in the What the Bleep film. My major love for Mindwalk is that it does not change in currency, it is as new today as it was when I began using it 6 years ago.

The actors are wonderful. The scenery is beautiful, and the dialog is divine.


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