I can hear God --- thinking
I am not a scientist, I have no scientific bent. Nor have I ever
studied the odd couple pairing of Einstein and Eddington. I simply have
the greatest of respect for David Tennant as an actor, and so watched
this film with an eye to Mr Tennant's performance. However, my
expectations were more than met with this tribute to an early 19th
century event, which changed the course of science as it had been known
before. Evidently, Einstein, a German born scientist with 'crazy'
ideas, had moved to Switzerland to marry and raise a family, while
Arthur Eddington, a gay, Quaker, pacifist, was just finishing up his
years at Cambridge. Lauded as an heir to Sir Isaac Newton, Mr.
Eddington had a seat at Cambridge, despite his being a pacifist, much
frowned on by the many Lords and gentlemen who had donated a son to the
1st World War. Especially as the battle of Ypres raged, and 15,000 were
lost to chlorine gas, Mr. Eddington's passivity rubbed raw the
sensibilities of a nation against Germany in particular. Meanwhile,
Einstein had been lured to Berlin, in hopes that his theories would
provide war capable weapons. As it happened, Einstein was against the
war, and did not wish that his theories be used as weapons. And so,
given his 'relinquishment' of his German residency, as a 'Citizen of
the World', his life was reigned in by the German powers, and he became
unable to have a voice in his community, be it scientific or personal.
And of course, during World War 11, he was excoriated as a Jew, and
barely fled with his life. The US wanted his knowledge, and of course,
eventually, the atomic bomb was invented, based on his theory of
relativity. But that was many years after this moment in time. Arthur
Eddington discovered a variation in the known elipse of Mercury, and
with the help of a German family he had rescued from a violent English
protest, sent a translated letter to Einstein explaining his new
theory. Einstein was unable to answer him, due to the German soldiers
denying his entrance to his only post box. However, Eddington and his
scientific companion convinced Cambridge University to pay for a trip
to Africa, in order to prove a new theory on the relationship of the
stars to the sun, during a total eclipse. Einstein, of course, went on
to incredible fame and notoriety. Eddington, however, did not pursue
fame, and faded into obscurity. This is a wonderful film, and trust me
- you needn't know science to understand what this adventure is all
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this was a great movie i say it is a must watch well done.
indeed a great one.
A far cry from Dr Who but Tennant plays a great role.
"molt be aquest film, el recomano".
The movie is nice. I would like to be improved the love relation between eddington and his girlfriend thank you..
Easy viewing but lacked substance
Although this was easy and enjoyable to watch, the characters all
lacked depth and the script in general was rather superficial,
simplistic and ultimately unsatisfying. It could have been so much
more, given the fascinating setting and the magnitude of the underlying
facts. The science itself was almost completely omitted or dumbed down.
It was disappointing that there was a rather cheap and unconvincing
attempt at a religious 'miracle' as well as some one-dimensional and
unnecessary politics. On the positive side, Cambidge university in the
WWI era made for a pleasing backdrop and the actors' performances were
decent on the whole..