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

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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 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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Taglines:

The human side of the digital revolution. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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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Company Credits

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Saville Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz has a prominent tattoo on her left shoulder of the horse drawings at Chauvet Cave, a major focus of Werner Herzog's 2010 documentary, Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010). See more »

Quotes

Professor Leonard Kleinrock: The capacity on the ith channel, should be the traffic on the ith channel over the speed of the ith channel; plus how much capacity is left over - then you split it according to the square root of the traffic on that channel, over the summation of the square root over all channels. The mean response time will be equal to the average path length times the summation of the square root of the traffic on the J channel, over the sum of all the traffics; summed over all channels squared - over uc ...
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Connections

Referenced in CineMalin: Film Commentary and Criticism (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Das Rheingold: Vorspiel
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Simone Young
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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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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