Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants1998 Home Video
Ages: 8 - 12 yrs.
Producer: Devine Entertainment Corporation
VHS Price: $19.95
Review:Galileo the man emerges in this “living history” production of his adult life. He is at once brilliant, sarcastic, and defiant of the old rules of the universe. In teaching the spoiled Prince of the de Medici family, he soon finds the need to share his feelings about the magic and mysteries of physics and astronomy. And the Prince is won over by the flame that was Galileo. Michael Moriarity plays the role with just the right amount of scorn for his ignorant scientific peers and for the paranoia of the Inquisition. Though he ultimately recants his theories so that he may remain able to continue his studies, his flame lives on. Only a slice of a remarkable life, this film will have a positive impact on budding scientists who will branch naturally into further study of the man and his work. The power of biography to inspire and excite is never more apparent than in this treatment.
Yvonne Coleman ©1998 Parents' Choice
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