Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Theory of Everything

“However bad life may seem, while there's life, there’s hope.”

Directed by James Marsh, The Theory of Everything is a biographic drama film adapted by Anthony McCarten from Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, a memoir written by Jane Wilde Hawking, Stephen’s first wife.

This film has received four Golden Globe Awards nominations, winning one of them, and three SAG Awards nominations, also winning one of them. It has also received ten BAFTA nominations and five Academy Award nominations.

Eddie Redmayne, who portrayed Stephen Hawking, delivered an outstanding and moving performance. What he did on his performance was not easy because it was not only about the physical challenges of the character but the whole psychological preparation as well. His spinal curve, dragging feet, and slurred speech were not only acting but embodiment. Redmayne was also able to capture that effervescence which is still present in Hawking’s eyes.

Felicity Jones portrayed Jane Wilde Hawking. She delivered a wonderful performance. She portrayed such a strong woman with a love-vs.-responsibility dilemma and she did it perfectly. Also, Felicity and Jane met several times while the first was preparing for the role. Jane Hawking said that, when she saw the film, she was amazed by how Felicity incorporated her speech patterns and mannerisms into her performance.

Actors Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne, with Stephen Hawking (center).
Both Jane and Stephen were amazed and happy about how the finished film came out.

I really, really liked this film and I highly recommend it.

In case you haven't watch the film, here's the trailer:

Lots of Love,

- Salha -

1 comment:

  1. Agreed! I loved the Theory of a Everything, I have the book (written by Jane herself) but haven't got around to reading it.

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