on 31 July 2003
"A Brief History of Time" is not just a fascinating look at both the biography of physicist Steven Hawking and at the development of his theories, but it is an example of British documentary film-making at its finest. The film cuts back and forth between the slow and deadly development of Steven's illness, and the magical universe that he has made more understandable than we ever thought possible. The deep humanity of the film, and the way it binds together Steven's theories of physics with the very essence of who he is, makes it both an academic and emotional experience. Once you've seen this movie, you'll never look at science or scientists in quite the same way again.
on 17 August 2010
This is a worst title with the name of Stephen Hawking on, Errol Morris just used this great name to abuse the buyer.
I have a collection of books and DVD by Stephen Hawking or related to him, the latest good DVD I bought here from Amazon.co.uk is "Genius of Britain". This DVD by Errol Morris has more than a half of the run time filled with rubbish from people who know Stephen Hawking like his mother, sister or other neighbors. If you already read the book like me, you'll find nothing interesting in this DVD, on the other hand, if you haven't read the book, be careful : while the book "A brief History of Time" is a major science work, this DVD with the same title directed by Errol Morris is only a piece of junk.
I suggest that Amazon should add some warning in the description about this DVD which has too few thing to do with the best seller.