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Galileo's battle for the heavens

Author: David R AxelrodPeter JonesLiev SchrieberSimon CallowLaura NardiAll authors
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Boston Video, ©2006, 2002.
Series: Genius: the science of Einstein, Newton, Darwin and Galileo.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Secondary (senior high) school : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy.
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Biographical (Nonfiction)
Biography
Church history
History
Television adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Dava Sobel; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Maria Celeste Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David R Axelrod; Peter Jones; Liev Schrieber; Simon Callow; Laura Nardi; John Fraser; Alexa Jargo; Cornelius Garret; Brian McDairmant; Mark Adler; Dava Sobel; Green Umbrella Ltd.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Channel Four (Great Britain); WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1593755732 9781593755737
OCLC Number: 64386527
Language Note: Closed-captioned; optional audio descriptions for the visually impaired.
Notes: Based on the book Galileo's daughter by Dava Sobel.
Program content originally produced in 2002.
Credits: Director of photography, Brian McDairmant ; editor, Eve Gage ; music, Mark Adler ; animation, Burrell Durrant Hifle ; costumes, Michael Burdle.
Cast: Narrator, Liev Schreiber ; cast, Simon Callow (Galileo), Laura Nardi (Maria Celeste), John Fraser (the Inquisitor), Alexa Jargo (voice of Maria Celeste), Cornelius Garret (voices of the Ambassador and Castelli).
Event notes: Originally broadcast on the public television series Nova on October 28, 2002.
Description: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-ROM ; NTSC, region 1 ; letterboxed ; Dolby Digital ; access to teaching materials requires computer with DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Reader software.
Contents: Introduction --
Galileo's new invention --
The moons of Jupiter --
"The hammer of heretics" --
A poetical conceit --
A new pope --
A rhetorical masterpiece --
A Florentine vendetta --
The benefits of house arrest. Special features: Printable materials for educators [pdf file] --
Access to the NOVA web site [requires internet access].
Series Title: Genius: the science of Einstein, Newton, Darwin and Galileo.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: a Nova production by Green Umbrella, Ltd for WGBH/Boston in association with Channel 4 ; written and produced by David Axelrod ; directed by Peter Jones.
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Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy.

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