A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of ...
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This is an animated film (with some live action) that starts with a live action shot of a boy rowing a boat with a dog in the Ottawa River near the houses of parliament. It then pans out, ... See full synopsis »
In 1862, during the American Civil War, a Southern civilian is about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge. When the execution takes place from the bridge, the rope breaks and he begins his escape toward home.
A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of the entire known universe, the camera gradually zooms in until we are viewing the subatomic particles on a man's hand.Written by
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You might think that you live on a pretty big planet. Well, as "Powers of Ten" shows, Earth is nearly atom-sized compared to the universe. Starting by showing some picnickers in Chicago, the scene zooms out showing squares, each one ten times larger than the previous one, extending all the way to the outer reaches of the known universe...before reversing and zooming in on the man's hand. This documentary, directed by Charles and Ray Eames, just goes to show how tiny we really are, and that the universe is truly more massive than we can ever truly imagine. This topic is one of the first steps towards understanding physics, but above all, it humbles you. Really good one.
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