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Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 19 August 2016 (USA)
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Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Werner Herzog ... Himself - Interviewer and Narrator (voice)
Leonard Kleinrock ... Himself - Computer Scientist
Bob Kahn Bob Kahn ... Himself - Electrical Engineer, Co-Inventor of the TCP-IP Protocols
Danny Hillis Danny Hillis ... Himself - Author of 'The Pattern on the Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work'
Ted Nelson Ted Nelson ... Himself
Adrien Treuille Adrien Treuille ... Himself - Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University
Sebastian Thrun Sebastian Thrun ... Himself - Computer Scientist, Stanford University
Raj Rajkumar Raj Rajkumar ... Himself - Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Joydeep Biswas Joydeep Biswas ... Himself - Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lesli Catsouras Lesli Catsouras ... Herself
Christos Catsouras Christos Catsouras ... Himself
Christina Catsouras Christina Catsouras ... Herself
Danielle Catsouras Danielle Catsouras ... Herself
Kira Catsouras Kira Catsouras ... Herself
Felix James Lockman Felix James Lockman ... Himself - Astronomer, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (as Jay Lockman)
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Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

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The virtual evolution of humankind See more »

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$114,273, 19 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$594,912
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Saville Productions See more »
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1.78 : 1
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At 15:52 the scientist Adrian Treulle gives an explanation about molecules, while there are piles of boxes with Sensamax at his left. When someone curious googles this name, it is a kind of viagra. A bit strange at the computer science department of Carnegie Mellon. See more »

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Lawrence Krauss: Most Science-fiction missed the most important thing in the world, which is the internet itself. They had flying cars. They had rocket ships. None of that exists, but the internet governs our lives today. It used to be that when you communicated with someone, the person you were communicating with was as important as the information; Now on the internet, the person is unimportant at all. Becoming your own filter will be the challenge of the future. Will our children's children's children need ...
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One of the best documentaries I've seen in a while!
21 August 2016 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

It's interesting how Werner Herzog doesn't even own a cell phone, but his examination of the Internet can be more smart, unique, terrifying, entertaining, weird, and funny than anyone else's.

"Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World" is Werner Herzog's latest documentary film, and it takes an extraordinary look at the Internet. There's plenty of screen time given to both how it affects humans, and the science behind it all. There's hackers and robots, as well as stories about Internet addiction and abuse. There's comedy, tragedy, horror-and it's all real, and it's really, really fascinating. Sometimes when a film covers a lot of material it becomes overwhelming, and tonally all over the place, but Herzog manages to balance everything just perfectly so the whole film works very well and never feels like too much.

There's plenty of fun to be had watching "Lo and Behold". It's not just an average, boring science documentary, it's a genuinely entertaining movie. Some of the most fascinating people you'll ever see are interviewed, and they tell some of the most fascinating stories you'll ever hear, and it's all filled with humor and, at times, even absurdity. It's fun to watch, and it will make you think. There's plenty of questions raised that are amazing, and there's plenty raised that are scary. It's a movie unlike any other I've seen be released this year, and it will blow your mind!


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