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Westinghouse -- Westinghouse is a feature-length documentary about the life and times of George Westinghouse, his companies, legacy, personality, partnership with Nikola Tesla and conflict with Thomas Edison.


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8 April 2008 (USA) See more »
Westinghouse is a feature-length documentary about the life and times of George Westinghouse, his companies... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Carol Lee Espy ... Narrator
Edward J. Reis ... Himself

Directed by
Mark Bussler 
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Mark Bussler 

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Mark Bussler .... producer
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Mark Bussler 

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112 min
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Pretty Good Documentary, 25 June 2008
Author: danzeisen from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

For those of us who grew up with the advertising jingle: "You can be sure, if it's Westinghouse," this is a trip back to the story behind the name. While Westinghouse is not as famous as Edison to most folks he had an impact equal to Edison on modern society. A modest man who hated to be photographed, Westinghouse allied with the Inventor Nikola Tesla to win the battle of the currents, with their AC current trumping Edison's Direct Current. Westinghouse, a prolific inventor, was also an enlightened man who cared deeply for others. That is also part of the tragedy of his life- since he was not a scoundrel, or a robber baron he is largely overlooked in his contributions to modern industrial society. A good man who did well- the movie, it is feature length, uses existing pictures and narratives as well as some movie clips to tell the story. Wish they would have gone a bit more in depth regarding his son- little is mentioned of him, other than he was a sole child. Also, it would be nice if they mentioned a little more about his professional and friendship with Tesla. Overall a very good, if somewhat formulaic effort.

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