And the Winner Is…

The-Theory-Of-Everything1It’s Oscars night and the smart money’s on Eddie Redmayne as Best Actor for his extraordinary portrayal of scientist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Part love story, part biopic, we saw the film last month and were utterly mesmerised; by the performances, by the score and by the story. Hawking, everyone’s favourite cosmologist, was diagnosed with motor neuron disease at the hopeful age of 21 when he was a rising star at Cambridge. He was given two years to live. He’s now 73 and his place in the heavens is assured. As for Redmayne, he is Hawking’s doppelganger and when he smiles, the entire screen lights up. What kind of cinematic trickery is that?

12 thoughts on “And the Winner Is…

  1. It would be extraordinarily difficult to imitate the speech and behaviour of someone with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis without appearing drunk or crazy. Redmayne’s performance was spot on.

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  2. Perfect performance as you said everything about that film was first class, I wish that we could produce more films like this, I am sure we used to. Somehow as a human race we have lost the art of really saying something useful in film form.

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