It’s a stellar year for scientists as two films about the intellectual profession have been creating a buzz in the biz: ‘The Imitation Game’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing and ‘The Theory of Everything’ starring Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking. Of the two, however, the biopic of Stephen Hawking’s life is taking over the movie industry by storm garnering several Golden Globe nominations and hints of Oscar worthiness.
It’s no secret (at least in the science and science fiction genre) that the life of Hawking is as fascinating as his theories and discoveries. In the latest featurette for ‘The Theory of Everything’ released by Focus Films, Neil deGrasse Tyson, in true ‘Cosmos’ style,’ explains one of Hawking’ theories on black holes and how Hawking came to the conclusion of what is now known as the Hawking Radiation. As deGrasse exclaims, Hawking is “badass.” Take a look below:
With the Golden Globe nominations, Focus Films has been ramping up the promotion for the film and with good reason. ‘The Theory of Everything’ is a fascinating look at the life of Hawking and a film that is truly inspirational in both what Hawking has overcome and on what he has become.
As deGrasse says in the video, “Just think about what scientists do and what kind of storytelling can derive from it. Just take it and run with it — I’ll sit back and enjoy.”
We think we’ll join you in that enjoyment!
‘The Theory of Everything’ synopsis:
Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen,” by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh.
‘The Theory of Everything’ is playing in theaters now.