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ME & ISAAC NEWTON
USA: First Look Pictures
Cast: Gertrude Elion, Ashok Gadgil, Michio Kaku, Maja Mataric, Steven Pinker, Karol Sikora, Patricia Wright
Director: Michael Apted
USA Release Date: 3 November 2000 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
ME & ISAAC NEWTON is a feature length documentary about the creative side of the scientific endeavor and is a journey into the hearts and minds of seven of the most distinguished scientists of our time. ME & ISAAC NEWTON explores the motivation and thought processes of these remarkable individuals who have solved mysteries that are centuries old or have launched new worlds of research previously unknown.
Scientists, like artists, think "outside the box." In Michael Apted's hands, the personal exploration of these brilliant thinkers become both accessible and intriguing. Whether discussing the lemurs of Madagascar, a unified theory of everything, language disorders, or robotic communities, the scientists talk about what really inspires them. From their earliest childhood memories to their innermost thoughts, these scientists reveal their personal evolution and how they hope their work will affect the world.