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Me & Isaac Newton (1999)

Seven of today's top scientist/researchers are the subject of this humourous exploration of real people behind the white lab coats; more about what makes the tick than what they have per-se... See full summary »

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Michael Apted
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul G. Allen ... Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gertrude Elion Gertrude Elion ... Self - Chemist
Ashok Gadgil Ashok Gadgil ... Self - Environmental Physicist
Michio Kaku ... Self - Theoretical Physicist
Maja Mataric Maja Mataric ... Self - Computer Scientist
Steven Pinker ... Self - Cognitive Scientist
Karol Sikora Karol Sikora ... Self - Professor of Cancer Medicine
Patricia Wright Patricia Wright ... Self - Primatologist
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Seven of today's top scientist/researchers are the subject of this humourous exploration of real people behind the white lab coats; more about what makes the tick than what they have per-se accomplished. Chosen because the subjects are the very best in their particular fields, featured are Gertrude Elion, Ashok Gadgil, Michio Kaku, Maja Materic, Steven Pinker, Karol Sikora and Patricia C. Wright. Written by Len Massaar

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Not as good as it sounds
27 December 2000 | by zrmpSee all my reviews

I thought the movie was a poor documentary. Nothing of substance was discussed. It seemed to cheapen the ideas and did not provide anything new. The film lacked wonder or romance or anything that would really drive one to science. Most scientists appeared "stereotyped" and sometimes weird. A woman said that her awards didn't matter a whole lot, only children that were helped. She said that after a 10 minute scene where she explained all her awards. Playing "humble scientist", are we? "I have equations dancing in my head," another said. I don't see how that explains anything to us. It hasn't covered significant effects of science on our culture. Politics of science were barely touched.

Not a bad flick for a 10-14 year-olds. Other than that, I felt it was boring and unrevealing.

4/10


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