Stephen Hawking's Universe: 7 interesting facts about the movie, a biopic about the legendary scientist
• Stephen Hawking's Universe: 7 interesting facts about the film, a biopic about the legendary scientist
The movie "The Theory of Everything" (this is the canonical translation of the American film's title) was released in 2014. At the heart of it - an amazing story of life and love, perhaps the most famous scientist and researcher of the last century.
We will not tell you the plot of the film, but something interesting to share all the same.
The film is based on the memoirs of Jane Hawking "Journey to Infinity: My Life with Stephen." Moreover, the screenwriter of the film has also become a real wife of Stephen Hawking.
Before filming Eddie Redmayne, starred in the film, only once met with Stephen Hawking. In three hours of conversation Redmayne and I could not ask Hawking no question of a personal nature. As a result, he found other ways to prepare for his role. The actor dropped about 7 kilograms, and for four months training with the dance instructor to learn how to control your body. He has visited 40 patients amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. And in the process of filming, even between takes, he remained motionless, with a hunched back, which eventually led to the curvature of the spine at the actor.
The fact refers to the previous one: after watching Stephen Hawking sent director James Marsh, an e-mail in which he noted portrays him Eddie Redmayne, saying that he felt at some point that he sees on the screen itself.
In addition to his voice (which is protected by copyright) Stephen Hawking also gave the filmmakers a Medal of Freedom and the thesis.
Most of the scenes with his youngest son Robert Hawking have been added to the post-production, after the real Robert told the filmmakers their vivid memories of childhood. "A Conversation with Robert gave us so many valuable details, moments of intimacy with his father, that we decided to add them to the movie," - said Felicity Jones, who played the wife of Stephen Hawking.
Shooting budget of $ 15 million started in September 2013 in Cambridge with the May Ball episode where Stephen and Jane dance, first kiss and fall in love. 250 extras in costumes of the period, a carousel, a lot of lights and fireworks (the producers took it in the budget only three takes) - the atmosphere of the first stage of filming was already tense when the site decided to look myself, Stephen Hawking.
The film was nominated for the Hollywood Film Festival Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, a BAFTA and Oscar, having received statuettes in various categories in each of them.