1991 **** 84 mins.
Based upon Stephen Hawking's book of the same name, A Brief History of Time is a fascinating documentary that first tells the life story of Hawking, then goes on to explore Hawking's theories and philosophies on the universe. It's a great documentary, full of intriguing information. Technically, though, there are some issues. Black frames are stuck in the middle of an interview, as a way to condense the scene, and they can be quite distracting. There are no proper identifications of the people talking. Truthfully, the only person we really know who he is is Hawking. The film sports a beautiful score by Philip Glass, and it has a definite feel and flow that is wonderful.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.85:1
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