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The Day the Universe Changed

written and presented by James Burke ; a BBC-TV production in association with RKO Pictures Inc., Canale 5, Italy, FR3, France, YLE, Finland ; series producer, Richard Reisz ; producer, John Lynch
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
This series traces the major advances in knowledge in Western civilization since the Greeks, and demonstrates how our view of the world changes as our knowledge develops.
Performers
Host, James Burke.
Release Date
1985
Run Time
550 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Notes
Originally produced for television, 1985-1986.
Related Title
Day the universe changed.
Way we are.
In the light of the above.
Point of view.
Matter of fact.
Infinitely reasonable.
Credit where it's due.
What the doctor ordered.
Fit to rule.
Making waves.
Worlds without end.
Awards Note
Booklist Nonprint Editor's Choice; National Educational Film Festival; Columbus International Film & Video Festival; Chicago International Film Festival.
Contents
  • v. 1. Way we are : it started with the Greeks (55 min.) ; In the light of the above : Medieval conflict : faith and reason (55 min.)
  • v. 2. Point of view : scientific imagination in the Renaissance (55 min.) ; A matter of fact : printing transforms knowledge (55 min.)
  • v. 3. Infinitely reasonable : science revises the heavens (55 min.) ; Credit where it's due : factory & marketplace revolution (55 min.)
  • v. 4. What the doctor ordered : social impacts of new medical knowledge (55 min.) ; Fit to rule : Darwin's revolution (55 min.)
  • v. 5. Making waves : new physics : Newton revised (55 min.) ; Worlds without end : changing knowledge, changing reality (55 min.).
Credits
Photography, Brian Hall, John Else, Fintan Sheehan, Bob Sleigh ; editor, Roy Sharman ; theme music, Carl Davis.
Published
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc., [2009]
Description
5 videodiscs (approximately 550 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
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