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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.


Werner Herzog


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


Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

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The human side of the digital revolution. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Professor Leonard Kleinrock: [Recalling the first internet message] Now, what was that first message? Many people don't know this.
Professor Leonard Kleinrock: All we wanted to do was log in from our computer to a computer 400 miles to the north up at Stanford Research Institute.
Professor Leonard Kleinrock: To log in, you have to type "L O G" and that machine was smart enough to type the "I N".
Professor Leonard Kleinrock: To make sure this was happening properly, we had our programmer and the programmer up north connected by a telephone handset, just to make sure it was going correctly.
Professor Leonard Kleinrock: So Charlie typed the "L"
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Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Simone Young
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Amazing survey of the best and the worst of the Internet
24 April 2016 | by sfdphdSee all my reviews

I just saw this film at the SF Film Festival. I thought it was excellent. It was far better than I expected. I am not a tech person and assumed I would not really appreciate the subject matter. I only went to see it because I usually enjoy Herzog films and figured I would give it a chance.

Wow, it kind of blew my mind to see the range of material that was covered. I was quite impressed that he managed to cover such a large canvas and each segment was fascinating. He created 10 segments, each focusing on a different perspective on tech. I really liked the fact that he started from the beginnings of the Internet and interviewed many of the earliest key people involved. This record of their experiences makes the film an invaluable document of history.

I also really liked the fact that he confronted some of the very serious problems that the Internet has created in our world and didn't just focus on the wonderful aspects.

Definitely check out this film, whether you love the Internet or hate it, there is great stuff here to ponder....

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Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$114,273, 21 August 2016

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Saville Productions See more »
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1.78 : 1
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