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Me & Isaac Newton (1999)

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Gertrude Elion ...
Herself - Chemist
Ashok Gadgil ...
Himself - Environmental Physicist
Michio Kaku ...
Himself - Theoretical Physicist
Maja Mataric ...
Herself - Computer Scientist
Steven Pinker ...
Himself - Cognitive Scientist
Karol Sikora ...
Himself - Professor of Cancer Medicine
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Herself - Primatologist
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Seven of today's top scientist/researchers are the subject of this humourous exploration of real people behind the white lab coats; more about what makes the tick than what they have per-se accomplished. Chosen because the subjects are the very best in their particular fields, featured are Gertrude Elion, Ashok Gadgil, Michio Kaku, Maja Materic, Steven Pinker, Karol Sikora and Patricia C. Wright. Written by Len Massaar

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$6,382 (USA) (17 November 2000)

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$32,269 (USA) (15 December 2000)
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not as good as NOVA
22 December 2000 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

But if you don't watch PBS often, you might find this film interesting.

The film starts with seven scientists' childhoods, then goes to their professional "work", then their "Eurika" moments (or the lack of it), then every one got to say something about "future".

Every sections jump cut through all seven scientists. I sensed some discontinuities between these jumps, like half finished sentences. Maybe I completely missed the rhythm of this film, or maybe I watched too much NOVA series that I was numb to all the sweet spots this film was trying to hit.

I kept screaming silently, "I KNEW THIS ALREADY, tell me something new!". But the film never did.


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