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Biography - Albert Einstein (A&E DVD Archives)
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful
on September 25, 2005
This program entirely neglects Einstein's achievements in favor of his disorganized sex life. This is rather like berating Casanova for not being a mathematical genius. The treatment of Einstein's failures as a family man manages to be both sanctimonious and titillating at the same time. The script is barely literate, containing many grammatical 'howlers', and there is much use of inconsequential footage. You will learn precisely nothing about science from watching this video, and not much about the man.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on June 5, 2006
If you're looking for a discussion of Einstein's scientific genius stop here. This film was made for The Biography Channel and as such concentrates on the scientist's - sometimes troubled - personal life. Consequently it can appear to be somewhat salacious, an abandoned first child, numerous affairs etc. However, the film is redeemed by the revelation that Einstein was targetted by Hoover's FBI as a communist and potential 'enemy of the state'. And of course all this was happening at the very time that Einstein was being celebrated as an immigrant who had fled Nazi tyranny to find freedom in the United States. The script is simplistic in places and takes numerous short cuts (the First World War is over in two minutes!) but if you are looking for an introduction to Einstein the man and the times in which he lived, this is a pretty good place to start.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 2011
We all know that Einstein was a genius, but who knew he was such a ladies' man? I don't find anything physically attractive about him! What also amazes me is how he could completely abandon his wife and children to further pursue his scientific endeavors. Perhaps the world is a better place because he chose to do so.
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on May 10, 2014
I just barely liked it. It has some quality footage of Einstein as it hurries through his life at a fairly fast speed. I don't think it compares to einstien revealed which is more complete. It is worth the time and money if you like einstein.

Peter Horak
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This DVD repeats stories about Albert Einstein marriages and having a child out of wedlock three or four times for some unknown reason. It also repeats other unimportant details, including his youngest son's illness. You might consider renting this one from the public library, but I do not recommend this movie!
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on October 19, 2014
all ok
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