“Genius – Galileo” is a documentary telling the story of one of the most influential scientists – Galileo Galilei. Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642), was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and a philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope, important astronomical observations and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the “father of modern observational astronomy” and the “father of modern physics” in general. This is due to his innovative experiments in exploring the laws of mechanics, which include rolling balls down inclined planes, experiments with pendula and the famous experiment of throwing objects off the Leaning Tower of Pisa (probably never really happened, but hey it’s still cool).
I guess the best description for this documentary would be a solid and serious look at the life and works of Galileo Galilei. It takes a neutral point of view and explores the personality of one of the greatest geniuses of science. The only small problem that I have with this release is the quality – the sound quality is not perfect, and, even though I’m not the biggest fans of CGI effects, I think this title would benefit from some more colour and effects. So if you’re looking for a solid and objective view at the life of Galilei I would recommend “Genius – Galileo”. However, if you’re looking for something simple and entertaining, I would suggest choosing something else.
About the DVD:
- Format: Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: NR (Not Rated)
- Studio: Kultur Video
- DVD Release Date: April 25, 2006
- Run Time: 50 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,829 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Also check out this short clip from the documentary:
Category: Physics & Science Documentaries