Galileo's battle for the heavens [videorecording]
a Nova production by Green Umbrella for WGBH/Boston in association with Channel 4 ; written and produced by David Axelrod ; directed by Peter Jones.
- DVD; Video
- 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.
- Peter Jones
- Narrator, Liev Schreiber ; cast, Simon Callow, Laura Nardi, John Fraser, Alexa Jargo.
- Release Date
- Run Time
- 120 min.
- Closed-captioned ; optional audio descriptions for the visually impaired.
- Special features: Printable materials for educators [pdf file] -- Access to the NOVA web site [requires internet access].
- Based on the book Galileo's daughter by Dava Sobel.
- Originally broadcast on the public television series Nova.
- Program content originally produced in 2002.
- Related title
- Nova (Television program)
- 1593755732, 9781593755737,
- Director of photography, Brian McDairmant ; editor, Eve Gage ; music, Mark Adler ; animation, Burrell Durrant Hifle.
- [Boston] :WGBH Boston Video,c2006, 2002.
- Publisher no.
- WG40869 WBGH Boston Video
- 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. DVD-ROM ; NTSC , region 1 ; letterboxed ; Dolby Digital ; access to teaching materials requires computer with DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Reader software.
- Technical details