Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal

DVD - 2009 | French
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Evoking the terror and desperation of the seventeenth century, this film brings to life Blaise Pascal, the philosopher and mathematician who, amidst religious persecution and ignorance, believed in a harmony between God and science.


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May 03, 2017

This is a 1972 docudrama directed by Roberto Rossellini.
It shows the life of Blaise Pascal.
In 1646, he and his sister Jacqueline identified with the religious movement within Catholicism known by its detractors as Jansenism.
His father died in 1651.
Following a religious experience in late 1654, he began writing influential works on philosophy and theology.
Between 1658 and 1659 he wrote on the cycloid and its use in calculating the volume of solids.
Pascal had poor health, especially after the age of 18, and he died just two months after his 39th birthday.
Now I understand his poor health.
However, the film appears so extremely boring that I almost fell asleep.

Feb 18, 2017

Having learned a bit about Blaise Pascal's scientific work when I was in college, I was intrigued by the concept of a Rosselini movie about Pascal's life. I wanted to like this movie, but unfortunately found it monotonous in every way - the visuals, passive characterizations, dialogue.


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