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|8.||The Origins of Time||2:21|
|11.||The Dreams that Stuff is Made of||1:51|
|12.||A Spacetime Singularity||2:16|
|14.||A Normal Family||1:41|
|15.||Forces of Attraction||2:03|
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|19.||The Spelling Board||0:59|
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|21.||A Brief History of Time||2:02|
|23.||A Model of the Universe||2:52|
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During editing, filmmakers tried to remake Hawking s synthesised voice, but it did not turn out as they wanted. Hawking enjoyed the film enough that he granted them permission to use his own synthesised voice, which is heard in the final film.
The film takes various dramatic liberties with the history it portrays. Writing for the film blog of UK daily newspaper The Guardian, Michelle Dean noted:
The Theory of Everything s marketing materials will tell you it is based on Jane Hawking s memoir of her marriage, a book published in the UK as Music to Move the Stars, and then re-issued as Travelling to Infinity. But the screenwriters rearranged the facts to suit certain dramatic conventions. And while that always happens in these based-on-a-true-story films, the scale of the departure in The Theory of Everything is unusually wide. The film becomes almost dishonest–in a way that feels unfair to both parties, and oddly, particularly Jane Hawking herself.
In Slate, L.V. Anderson wrote that the Stephen played by Eddie Redmayne is far gentler and more sensitive than suggested in Travelling to Infinity. The Slate article further noted that the character Brian, Hawking s closest friend at Cambridge in the film, is not based on a real individual, but rather a composite of several of his real-life friends.
The film alters some of the details surrounding the beginning of Stephen and Jane s relationship, including how they met, as well as the fact that Jane knew about Stephen s disease before they started dating. Slate also comments that the film underplays Hawking s stubbornness and refusal to accept outside assistance for his disorder.
For The Guardian, Dean concluded by saying:
The movie presents the demise of their relationship as a beautiful, tear-soaked, mutually respectful conversation. Of course that didn t actually happen either. Jane s book describes a protracted breakup that comes to a head in a screaming fight on vacation. She also described devastation when Hawking announced by letter he was leaving her for his second wife, Elaine Mason. He ended up married to Mason for 10 years before that fell apart, and then he and Jane mended fences. Which, as it happens, the movie fudges too. It tries to present the rapprochement as coming when Hawking was made a Companion of Honour in 1989, but that actually happened before the couple separated.
Physicist Adrian Melott, a former student of Dennis Sciama, Hawking s doctoral supervisor portrayed in the film, strongly criticised the portrayal of Sciama in the film.
In the film, when Stephen attends the opera in Bordeaux, his companion was actually Raymond LaFlamme, his PhD student.
In the film, it is explained that Stephen s voice is taken from an answering machine. It is actually the voice of Dr. Dennis H. Klatt.
On 8 October 2013, Universal Pictures International had acquired the rights to distribute the film internationally.
On 10 April 2014, Focus Features acquired the distribution rights to The Theory of Everything in the United States, with the plan of a 2014 limited theatrical release. publisher after, Entertainment One Films picked up the Canadian distribution rights. The first trailer of the film was released on 7 August 2014.
The Theory of Everything premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on 7 September 2014, where it opened in the official sidebar section, Special Presentations.
The film had a limited release in the United States on 7 November 2014, expanded in successive weeks to Taiwan, Austria, and Germany, ahead of a United Kingdom release on 1 January 2015, before being released throughout Europe.
The Theory of Everything earned $122,873,310 worldwide, with its biggest markets coming from North America ($35.9 million), and the United Kingdom ($31.9 million). The film had a North American limited release on 7 November 2014; it was released in five theatres, and earned $207,000 on its opening weekend, for an average of $41,400 per theatre. The film was then widely released on 26 November across 802 theatres, earning US$5 million, and debuting at No. 7 at the box office. During its five-day Thanksgiving week, the film earned $6.4 million.
Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports an approval rating of 80% based on 271 reviews, with an average rating of 7.3/10. The site s critical consensus reads, Part biopic, part love story, The Theory of Everything rises on James Marsh s polished direction and the strength of its two leads. Metacritic assigned the film a weighted average score of 72 out of 100, based on 47 critics, indicating generally favorable reviews .
Catherine Shoard of The Guardian wrote, Redmayne towers: this is an astonishing, genuinely visceral performance which bears comparison with Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot . Lou Lumenick, in his review for The New York Post, called the film tremendously moving and inspirational . Justin Chang of Variety remarked, A stirring and bittersweet love story, inflected with tasteful good humor.... He continued by praising the superb performances from Redmayne and Jones, as well commenting very positively about Jóhannsson s score, whose arpeggio-like repetitions and progressions at times evoke the compositions of Philip Glass , whilst praising John Paul Kelly s production design, and Steven Noble s costumes. Leslie Felperin of The Hollywood Reporter remarked, A solid, duly moving account of their complicated relationship, spanning roughly 25 years, and made with impeccable professional polish , praising Delhomme s cinematography as having lush, intricately lit compositions , and adding a splendor that keeps the film consistently watchable , and Jóhannsson s score as dainty precision with a ineffable scientific quality about it . The Daily Telegraph s Tim Robey granted the film a positive review, stating that, In its potted appraisal of Hawking s cosmology, The Theory of Everything bends over backwards to speak to the layman, and relies on plenty of second-hand inspiration. But it borrows from the right sources, this theory. And that s something , while praising Redmayne s performance, McCarten s script, and Delhomme s cinematography. Deadline Hollywood s Pete Hammond marked McCarten s script and Marsh s direction for praise, and of the film s Toronto reception, wrote: To say the response here was rapturous would not be understating the enthusiasm I heard — not just from pundits, but also Academy voters with whom I spoke. One told me he came in with high expectations for a quality movie, and this one exceeded them .
The film was not without its detractors. Some criticised Marsh s focus on Hawking s romantic life over his scientific achievements. Alonso Duralde of The Wrap stated that Hawking s innovations and refusal to subscribe to outdated modes of thinking merely underscore the utter conventionality of his film biography . Eric Kohn of Indiewire added that James Marsh s biopic salutes the famous physicist s commitment, but falls short of exploring his brilliant ideas . Dennis Overbye of the New York Times noted:
The movie doesn t deserve any prizes for its drive-by muddling of Dr. Hawking s scientific work, leaving viewers in the dark about exactly why he is so famous. Instead of showing how he undermined traditional notions of space and time, it panders to religious sensibilities about what his work does or does not say about the existence of God, which in fact is very little.
Writing for The Guardian s film blog, Michelle Dean argues that the film does a disservice to Jane Wilde Hawking, by rearrang the facts to suit certain dramatic conventions... The Theory of Everything is hell-bent on preserving the cliche .
The film s producers, writer, director Marsh, and actors Redmayne and Jones were widely favoured for award season success.
The Theory of Everything received several awards and nominations following its release. At the 87th Academy Awards, it was nominated in the categories of Best Picture, Best Actor for Eddie Redmayne, Best Actress for Jones, Best Adapted Screenplay for McCarten, and Best Original Score for Jóhann Jóhannsson; with Eddie Redmayne winning the film s sole Academy Award for his performance. The film was nominated for ten British Academy Film Awards, (winning for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best British Film, and Best Actor), five Critics Choice Movie Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. At the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, Redmayne won Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, and Jóhannsson won Best Original Score. The film, and Jones were also nominated. Production designer John Paul Kelly earned a nomination for Excellence in Production Design for a Period Film from the Art Directors Guild, while the producers were nominated for Best Theatrical Motion Picture by the Producers Guild of America.
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Ukrainian, English, French
The Theory of Everything is a 2014 biographical romantic drama film directed by James Marsh. Set at the University of Cambridge, it details the life of the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. It was adapted by Anthony McCarten from the 2007 memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking, which deals with her relationship with her ex-husband Stephen Hawking, his diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and his success in the field of physics. The film stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, with Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, Christian McKay, Harry Lloyd, and David Thewlis featured in supporting roles. The film had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on 7 November 2014. It had its UK premiere on 1 January 2015.
The film received positive reviews, with praise for the musical score, cinematography, and the performances of Jones and especially Redmayne. The film gained numerous awards and nominations, including five Academy Award nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress (Jones), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score (Jóhannsson) and won Best Actor for Redmayne. The film received 10 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) nominations, and won Outstanding British Film, Best Leading Actor for Redmayne, and Best Adapted Screenplay for McCarten. It received four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for Redmayne, and Best Original Score for Jóhannsson. It also received three Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Redmayne.
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