Particle Fever

2014 • 99 minutes
4.3
230 reviews
96%
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Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal - to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge - have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist? Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, from the inspiration and initiative of producer David Kaplan and masterfully edited by Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Godfather trilogy), Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic machine.
4.3
230 reviews
TedAnt A
July 24, 2014
Edison was a business man who capitolized on the stolen ideas from others. Einstein when compared to Tesla was only a child playing in a crib. Tesla was building energy systems that would grant a persistant ambient atmospheric source that could be tapped into free for anyone on the planet. Hence he was made into a penniless prisoner in NYC declared as a mad scientist. Time will eventually catch up to Tesla. Current scientists need to throw away the rules and start fresh with an open mind.
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Josh Vogler
July 23, 2014
You can get a 2 month subscription to Netflix and watch this movie along with an unlimited number of things for the same price. A movie with a $175,000,000.00 budget should not be the same price as a documentary shot with consumer cameras. Piracy is encouraged with this model.
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Na Vrh Brda Vrba Mrda
July 19, 2014
Edison was not the one,Nikola Tesla was,I just can not stand unjustice toward very inteligent and smart person but couse of lack of the money, he was in backround, and just want to mention I did not watch this movie, my comment was made simply becouse of the entry story.
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