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Me & Isaac Newton (1999)

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... See full summary »

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Michael Apted
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Credited cast:
Paul Allen ... Presenter (as Paul G. Allen)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gertrude Elion Gertrude Elion ... Self - Chemist
Ashok Gadgil Ashok Gadgil ... Self - Environmental Physicist
Michio Kaku ... Self - Theoretical Physicist
Maja Mataric Maja Mataric ... Self - Computer Scientist
Steven Pinker ... Self - Cognitive Scientist
Karol Sikora Karol Sikora ... Self - Professor of Cancer Medicine
Patricia Wright Patricia Wright ... Self - 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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A collaboration from wonder to exploration that is science.
15 September 2003 | by engage2See all my reviews

This documentary I rented over my summer vacation to see if it had anything to do with Newton. To my surprise, it was a particularly interesting sketch of 7 seperate lives telling of their 7 seperate paths from the everyday blah growing up to eventually pursue that powerful marker of humanity's progress known as science. The epitaph left by Newton's name made for the scintillating affect in the calenture of the title's words. Screaming that which is exclusive to the personal reflections one makes on scientific paths when curiousity becomes excited by the pumping of scientific blood nurtured by one's scientific embraces. It was only a year ago that I read the latest book by theoretical physicist, Michio Kaku so I had some knowledge of at least one of these individuals going into the documentary. Quantum physics is a personal curiosity and I am hoping that it succeeds in one day claiming experimentally what it is bounded for at the theoretical domains.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Vulcan Productions See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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