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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... See more »

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Charles Eames
Ray Eames

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Elmer Bernstein

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Alex Funke ... (uncredited)

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Charles Eames
Ray Eames

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Alex Funke ... special effects designer (uncredited)

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Elmer Bernstein ... musician

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Don Amundson ... representative: Eames Office
Dennis Carmichael ... representative: Eames Office
Cy Didjurgis ... representative: Eames Office
John Fessler ... consultant
Alex Funke ... representative: Eames Office
Owen Gingerich ... consultant
Kenneth Johnson ... consultant
Philip Morrison ... consultant
Sam Passalacqua ... representative: Eames Office
Jean Paul Revel ... consultant
Ron Rozzelle ... representative: Eames Office
Michael Russell ... representative: Eames Office
Wendy Vanguard ... representative: Eames Office
Michael Wiener ... representative: Eames Office

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Kees Boeke ... with much gratitude to
Norman Hodgkin ... with thanks to

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Plot Summary

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 Jean-Marc Rocher

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Also Known As
  • Powers of Ten: A Film Dealing with the Relative Size of Things in the Universe and the Effect of Adding Another Zero (United States)
  • Potencias de diez (Spain)
  • Potências de Dez (Brazil)
  • Десятые степени (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 9 min
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Trivia Won National Film Registry, National Film Preservation Board, USA 1998. See more »
Goofs The narrator refers to Soldier Field as "Soldiers Field". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #18.3 (2005). See more »

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