A Review of Stephen and Jane Hawking story THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING PART 8

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A Review of Stephen and Jane Hawking story THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING PART 8

The Theory of Everything Official Trailer #1 (2014) – Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones Movie HD

The Theory of Everything Movie CLIP – Keep Winding (2014) – Eddie Redmayne Movie HD

The Theory of Everything Movie CLIP – You Don’t Know What’s Coming (2014) – Felicity Jones Movie HD

The Theory of Everything Movie CLIP – My Name is Stephen Hawking (2014) – Eddie Redmayne Movie HD

The Theory of Everything Movie CLIP – Blink to Choose (2014) – Felicity Jones Movie HD

The Theory of Everything Official Trailer #2 (2014) HD

I saw this movie the other day and I enjoyed it very much. I have posted many things in the past that refer to Stephen Hawking and his works. My favorite review had this quote below in it.

Much can be said about the brilliance of Stephen Hawking’s mind and how he has survived so many years with MND. Spiritually speaking, could it be that God is giving Stephen time? Time to come to know Him and that, beyond all Stephen’s theories, God is profoundly the Great I Am.

I wish Stephen Hawking to take time to read the work of Dr. Henry F. Schaefer. He speaks of Jane and Stephen in his work.

Below is a video clip with a review of THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING.

With more romance than science, there’s real chemistry here.

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So you say you don’t quite have a handle on singularities, the mechanics of black holes, quantum fluctuations or the wave function theory of the universe? Well, not to worry, you don’t have to know any of that egghead stuff to watch “The Theory of Everything.” This new biopic detailing the relationship between famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and his first wife, Jane, actually has precious little to do with the workings of the universe and much more to do with the workings of the heart.

That’s really no big surprise considering the primary source material for the screenplay comes from Jane’s memoirs rather than Stephen’s. The former Ms. Wilde mastered in European literature, after all, and not physics. That’s where the movie begins, with both Jane and Stephen in college, having a meet­-cute at a social function.Jane has been dragged to the party by friends hoping to set her up with someone physically suitable, but she is immediately drawn to the more intellectually stimulating Stephen, a brilliant, though somewhat lackadaisical, science student.

Rather than engage in trivial banter, the two immediately begin to discuss more weighty matters, including the young Hawking’s insistence that there is no God, a belief that will become a lifelong point of contention for the staunchly Anglican Jane. The only thing cosmologists worship, Stephen insists, is the idea of discovering one scientific theory that will unify all things.

On the cusp of formulating his first major thesis regarding black holes, Hawking is informed by doctors that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and is given two years to live. Despite this seeming death sentence, Jane still insists on getting married, ignoring the protestations of family members and Stephen himself who, ever the scientist, insists her declarations of love must be a false conclusion.

The film moves rather briskly from there, hitting upon the highlights and low points of the pair’s thirty-year marriage. Even as Stephen’s fame increases, his body deteriorates, putting more and more of a strain on Jane as she takes on the burdens of being a wife, mother, nurse and secretary. Seeking some outlet of her own, Jane joins the church choir where she meets Jonathan Hellyer Jones, the man whom she will eventually develop romantic feelings for. The marriage finally dissolves when Stephen falls in love with one of his nurses.

It’s all pretty standard by­-the­-book romantic drama material, and with less capable actors, the whole affair could easily sink into Lifetime movie territory. Fortunately, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones turn in career-making performances. Redmayne is a cinch for an Academy Award nomination, not only for perfectly capturing the tics and contortions that come with Hawking’s ailment, but also for managing to convey complex emotions with nothing but the movement of his eyes. Really, the only downside to his performance is that in the early scenes he distractingly looks like a young Austin Powers, but that passes quickly. In a just world, Jones would also earn a nomination for her portrayal of the heroically stoic Jane, but the performance is so understated, so very British, it may sadly pass beneath the Academy’s radar.

Alas, the performances can’t hide all of the film’s problems. Like most biopics of beloved pop culture personalities, “The Theory of Everything” polishes up some of the rough edges of its characters.Take Hawking’s evangelical atheism for example, which in reality displays the modern celebrity scientist’s arrogant dismissal of anyone whose ideas they feel are unworthy, but in the movie is treated as little more than a cute quirk.

“I have a slight problem with the celestial dictatorship premise,” Hawking says charmingly while conversing with Jane. In real life, the proper response to this would be, “Well, so does the Church.That’s why she’s never taught any such notion of God in the history of ever, which you would know if you actually took the time to study the topic instead of blithely dismissing it.” In the film, though, the comment simply gets a giggle and a roll of the eyes from Jane.The movie is as unwilling to confront the superficiality of Hawking’s atheism as it is to delve into the complexities of his scientific theories.

The relationship between the Hawkings is also spruced up a bit as well. It doesn’t take too much time on Google to learn that the breakup of their marriage was hardly the congenial affair depicted in the film. This isn’t a grievous an omission, though, as the alteration serves the movie’s determination to tell a story about the transcendence of love and respect in the face of overwhelming struggles. Which it accomplishes, more or less.

So, if you’re just interested in Hawking’s scientific theories and are looking for an exposition about gravity and worm holes and the like, you’d be better off skipping “The Theory of Everything” and going to see “Interstellar” instead. But if you’re in the mood for a beautifully acted gentle story about two people, one of whom just happens to be the world’s most famous physicist, in an unusual situation struggling to make a relationship work, “The Theory of Everything” might just work for you.

“There Is No Heaven” – The Faith of Stephen Hawking

I am taking a slight detour from my series on the message of Jesus because of a fortuitous (providential?) coincidence. Yesterday, I asked: “Is the kingdom of God the same thing as heaven?” The answer, according to Jesus in the New Testament Gospels, is “No.”  Heaven is encompassed within God’s reign, but the kingdom of God has as much to do with earth as with what we call heaven.

Today, heaven is in the news. Or, perhaps it would be more accurate to say that the absence of heaven is in the news.

In a recent interview with the Guardian, British scientist Stephen Hawking proclaimed what his fellow Brit, John Lennon, once encouraged us to imagine. Hawking confidently stated that there is no heaven.

“I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first,” he said.

“I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark,” he added.

I have to admire Stephen Hawking’s courage, both in life and in his pending death. And I am certainly in awe of his intellect. But what I find curious is his faith. Yes, that’s right, his faith. Stephen Hawking has faith every bit as much as I do. Let me explain what I mean.

Hawking is a scientist, one who operates in the realm of the material and the testable. Now, much of his scientific theorizing goes far, far beyond what can be seen in a microscope or telescope. Testing in the disciplines of theoretical physics, astronomy, and cosmology is not something one can do in a home laboratory. Nevertheless, at least in principal, Hawking’s theories about nature can be tested within the complex theoretical framework in which he operates.

Yet there are many things Hawking cannot know as a scientist because they are untestable. For example, he can’t know as a scientist whether there is an afterlife or not. He cannot know as a scientist if there’s a heaven, and, if so, what it’s like. To put the matter differently, Hawking cannot know as a scientist that there is no heaven. The existence of heaven is beyond the scope of scientific knowledge, even for a man as brilliant as Stephen Hawking.

So, when Hawking affirms confidently that there is no heaven, he is not speaking as a scientist, but as a person of faith. He is expressing his belief that is not based on scientific evidence. Now, he has every right to do this. And he has every right to be taken seriously as a brilliant man with a courageous spirit. But we make a big mistake if we think that Hawking’s conclusions about heaven are a matter of science. They’re not. They can’t be.

“Oh,” you might object, “there is no real knowledge beyond science. The only things that can be known are those things that are determined by science.” The strange thing is that this very statement is itself unscientific. Science cannot prove that science alone is a reliable source of knowledge. So the one who makes this argument has already disproved the argument.

A defender of Hawking might respond by saying that I cannot know that there is a heaven. I would agree, if we’re talking about scientific knowledge. Heaven also cannot be known by means of history or sociology. But if there are other kinds of knowledge, if there is knowledge that transcends the empirical, then heaven might be knowable in that way.

“Ah,” my interlocutor might assert, “but now you’re in the realm of faith!” Yes, perhaps I am, just as Stephen Hawking is when he talks about heaven. But there is a kind of knowledge that interacts with, critiques, clarifies, and strengthens faith.

As you might expect, I believe Hawking is wrong about heaven. And, yes, I hope he’s wrong. But my zeal for heaven does not have to do with my fear of the dark, as he says. In fact, it has everything to do with another of Hawking’s faith commitments. I’ll weigh in on this tomorrow as I talk about what Hawking’s view of heaven misses.

Read more: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markdroberts/2011/05/17/there-is-no-heaven-the-faith-of-stephen-hawking-and-what-it-misses/#ixzz3LRAMFkbZ

 

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The Theory of Everything Featurette – Eddie Redmayne’s Transformation (2014) – Movie HD

Eddie Redmayne gets critique from Stephen Hawking

Published on Nov 2, 2014

Rising British star Eddie Redmayne, who plays Stephen Hawking in the movie ‘The Theory of Everything’, recalls the nerve-racking meeting with Hawking himself and talks about the transformation he went through portraying the iconic physicist.

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The Theory of Everything Movie Review – Beyond The Trailer

Published on Oct 18, 2014

The Theory of Everything movie review! Beyond The Trailer host Grace Randolph shares her review aka reaction today for this 2014 movie!
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The Theory of Everything Movie Review – Just Seen It

Published on Oct 27, 2014

Stephen Hawking is studying to be a physicist when he falls in love with a student named Jane. But when he is diagnosed with a debilitating illness, his life is forever altered. But the power of love unlocks one of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century.

Starring Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, and Charlie Cox.
Directed by James Marsh.
Written by Anthony McCarten and Jane Hawking.
Produced by Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, and Anthony McCarten.
Genre: Biography, Drama.

Aaron, Salim, and Leah discuss the new biopic that tells the story of the brilliant Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane.

Starring Aaron Fink, Salim Lemelle, and Leah Aldridge.
Directed by Erik Howell.
Edited by Stephen Krystek.
Produced by David Freedman, Cooper Griggs, Kevin Taft, Amy Taylor, Pedro Lemos, and Aaron Fink.
Sound Design by Aaron Fink and Andrew Grossman.

The Theory of Everything (Starring Eddie Redmayne) Movie Review

Published on Nov 6, 2014

The Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, and David Thewlis is reviewed by Alonso Duralde (TheWrap and Linoleum Knife podcast), Christy Lemire (www.ChristyLemire.com), and William Bibbiani (Crave Online).

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Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”). (c) Focus

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