17 March 2015

Video of the day -- "To hell with the pearl!"

I love this conversation.  It's from Joseph Losey's 1975 film Galileo, adapted from the play by Bertolt Brecht.  Watch from the beginning of the video to the 8:30 mark.


Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

The entire film can be found on YouTube in 10 parts. I look forward to watching it.

Year ago I read Dava Sobel's wonderful "Galileo's Daughter." Much of it is based on correspondence between Galileo and his daughter, Maria Celeste, who entered a convent, and who was, according to Galileo, the most intelligent of his three children.

I highly recommend it.

19 March, 2015 18:41  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Thanks. I've seen the full film and it has a lot of impressive moments -- this part is particularly full of resonances for our own time.

20 March, 2015 18:20  

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