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An emotinal experience
« on: April 28, 2018, 06:45:45 PM »
This post will let you know just how sad I am! :)

I watched ''The theory of everything" last week and got a little emotional over the path of Steven Hawkin's marriage, that film was more Hawkins's personal story.

The BBC version was rated, mostly, as ''not so good'', on amazon but I watched that this evening. Of the two the latter, though concentrating more on is academic life, actually moved me to tears, something the first did not achieve. There were inconsistencies in the versions, something one has to accept in dramatic representations but, hopefully, the core was accurate.

When Dennis Sharmer (spelling may be wrong, can't find him on google) says something like, ''We don't use the word often but Steven has made Einstein beautiful.'' that was the final moment for me. That concept of beauty in thought hit me in the very centre of my being. Again.

The beautiful human, in form or personality, the beautiful piece of writing, the beautiful object, painting - all of those move me. But beauty in thought moves me more, the final ''product'' is worthy but perhaps the process towards it has more value to me.  The moment that insight hits and all the pieces fall into place and the answer is revealed. Then comes the fight to express the concept in terms mere mortals can comprehend, for, at that moment you are a god, a creator!

Beauty, elegance - apply as much to human thought as anything else.

Of course a couple of glasses of vino had their usual effect . . .

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Re: An emotinal experience
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 07:38:12 PM »
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Of course a couple of glasses of vino had their usual effect . . .
Of course they did.  :sidesmile:

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Re: An emotinal experience
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 09:02:58 PM »
Aawwww Dave! :grin:
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Re: An emotinal experience
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 04:52:59 AM »
Beauty in thought can indeed be very powerful. Years ago I came across a book by Shelly Kagan titled Death, which is an outline of the course he teaches on the subject at Yale. That book helped me a great deal back then and I still reread it today. That book led me to his Limits of Morality which profoundly changed the way I look at moral interactions. He's a hell of a nice guy too.
 

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Re: An emotinal experience
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 04:53:24 AM »
What you say about intellectual creativity is so true.

Eddie Redmayne is an impressive actor. He also gave a very moving performance in The Danish Girl.

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Re: An emotinal experience
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018, 06:00:00 AM »
What you say about intellectual creativity is so true.

Eddie Redmayne is an impressive actor. He also gave a very moving performance in The Danish Girl.

Actually the version I viewed last night was the BBC TV one. Yes, the Redmayne "Theory of everything" also moved me but not in the same way. For some reason the appreciation of Hawkin's intellectual powers had more effect on me than that of his love life, which "Theory" was heavier on. In that case my appreciation of Hawkin might have been balanced by my sorrow for his wife and her dilemma, which did not figure so much in the BBC version.

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