Nat Geo's "Genius"- Anyone Watch It?

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agnosticpipe

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I started out watching this series about Einstein, and decided to keep watching the series due to the way it was filmed and acted. We all know that Einstein smoked the pipe, but outside of his genius with math and physics, what do we really know about the man? Yes, the series is about Einstein the man and his life from youth to death. I checked to see how accurate the story is, and it seems the makers did some real research on his life. Johnny Flynn and Geoffrey Rush do a credible job of portraying the young and older Einstein. A fair amount of pipe smoking takes place too, especially with the older Einstein. Interesting show all in all.

 

jiminks

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I DVR'd it, but haven't watched it yet. I will heartily recommend buying Walter Isaacson's book Einstein: His Life and Universe. It's the best biography written of Einstein.

 

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warren

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I haven't watched it. I'm sure it's way over my head. But, many, many years ago I heard this and, while I pretty much discounted the factoid, in the recesses of my mind was a bit of nagging doubt. I was only 8 or 9 at the time. Perhaps one of you watching can settle this once and for all for me. In the morning, after he brushed his teeth, did Einstein in fact comb his hair by sticking his fingers into the electrical socket?

 

warren

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He'd have had to pack that around until he had "peeps" later in his career. I suspect he just used what was available in his travels. 220, 120, AC, DC, it's all good. Perhaps a kite with a key when he was in out of doors.

 

jitterbugdude

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Most people probably are aware that Einstein married his cousin because, as he put it she was "well endowed". This later become known as the Theory of Relative Titty.

 

jpmcwjr

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Omg.... That's rich! And full bodied! Flavorful!
On a serious note, thanks for this thread, as I missed it otherwise. Thank heavens for DIRECTV's On Demand library- can download all 11 or 12 eps and binge.....Have the first two in hand, and the last one live records soon.

 

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I've watched all but the final two episodes. I enjoyed it and knew relatively (get it!) little about Einstein. It turns out, in addition to being a genius, he was a real asshole! I thought they did a good job morphing his hair between the young and old actors, it took on a life of it's own.

 

warren

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Walter Matthau, after the proper application of electricity, would have been a dead ringer in a biopic.

 

warren

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Meg Ryan was Einstein's neice?
Oh! Wait! That is Meg Ryan and Walter Matthau. I thought the hair was a bit too styled. Walter's not Mag's.

 
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