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The Bit Player (2018)

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The Bit Player tells the story of an overlooked genius, Claude Shannon (the "Father of Information Theory"), who revolutionized the world, but never lost his childlike curiosity.

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Mark Levinson

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Mark Levinson
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John Hutton John Hutton ... Claude Shannon
Judith Ivey ... Betty Shannon
Kaliswa Brewster ... Michelle
Andrew Pastides ... Claude Shannon (young man)
Olivia Gilliatt Olivia Gilliatt ... Norma Levor
V.J. Scarpaci V.J. Scarpaci ... Claude Shannon (boy)
Toleeya Napolitano Toleeya Napolitano ... Young girl neighbor
Adam Heller ... Psychoanalyst
Maura Grady Maura Grady ... Norma's girlfriend
Cleve Asbury Cleve Asbury ... Bell Labs Engineer
Mark Lyons Mark Lyons ... Bell Labs Engineer
Randall McNeal ... Bell Labs Engineer
Andrew Patrick Nelson Andrew Patrick Nelson ... Bell Labs Engineer
Michael Rose ... Bell Labs Engineer
Remi Sandri Remi Sandri ... Bell Labs Engineer
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The Bit Player tells the story of an overlooked genius, Claude Shannon (the "Father of Information Theory"), who revolutionized the world, but never lost his childlike curiosity.

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The Bit Player was commissioned by the IEEE Information Theory Society, a community of over three thousand academic and industrial researchers and engineers working to further understand the role of information and its impact on modern science and technology. See more »

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References The Music Man (1962) See more »

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I Absolutely Love This
30 June 2020 | by xwgslvSee all my reviews

This is a tremendously good telling of Claude Shannon's work, career and impact which I think will be a great help in giving him the wide recognition he deserves. Someone said it's "not quite a documentary" which is not a criticism though and it takes few liberties with the facts, unlike the Imitation Game for example!


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26 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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