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Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants
Galileo On the Shoulders of Giants
Actor: Michael Moriarty; Kenny Vadas; Louis Del Grande; Tony Nardi; Damir Andrei; Anna Migliarisi; Michael Copeman; Gianni Campi
Director: David Devine
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Animation
G     2002     1hr 35min

This installment of The Inventors' Specials, a series that invites youngsters to think about great inventors (including Edison and Einstein), focuses on the man who brought the wonder of science into the Dark Ages. Michae...  more »

     
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Actor: Michael Moriarty; Kenny Vadas; Louis Del Grande; Tony Nardi; Damir Andrei; Anna Migliarisi; Michael Copeman; Gianni Campi
Director: David Devine
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Animation
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama, Animation, Comedy, Animation
Studio: Devine Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Full length
DVD Release Date: 05/28/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

An excellent educational tool !
Ana R. Mulero (mulero@caribe.net) | Lajas, Puerto Rico | 09/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a High School Physics Teacher I really recomend this video for the introduction of the scientific method. It details the importance of experimentation before making conclussions. It is also a unique resource to help teachers develop in students etics and moral values in science. I whish I can get a copy of this video in Spanish since that is the language most of my students understand better."
The better documentary
coindudvd_com | 07/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"At the dawn of the 17th century, everybody takes the explanations of the great thinkers such as Aristotle for granted. The astronomer and the mathematician Galileo Galilei is about to discover the biggest mysteries of the universe. The lack of money, a brother who lives in his depend and a rival can't stop him from continuing its researches. He finds support in his pupil prince Cosimo (who was spoiled by the monarchy at the beginning of the movie). The education of Galileo is going to change the vision of the prince. He's going to help its teacher to invent the telescope. This film (almost a documentary) is striking as for its attention to details. It's easy to understand why they won two Emmy Awards (as being nominated for five). Michael Moriarty (actor from the series "Law and Order") is excellent in the title role. As good as Kenny Vadas who plays the role of his student. It is very cool at the end of the film when an astronaut finally proves Galileo's theory of falling objects speed."