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Linus Pauling, Crusading Scientist

Albert Einstein: Pauling is "one of the most inventive scientists of [the 20th] century."

Overview

Genre
Biography, Politics, History, Science, and Social Issues
Synopsis

Pauling is the only person in history to win two unshared Nobel Prizes, and in two different fields: Chemistry and Peace.

"Effectively conveys Pauling's continuing enthusiastic enjoyment of scientific adventure...warmly recommended." — Journal of College Science Teaching

"Moving and effective... exhilarating and inspiring. Superb use of a great variety of film techniques to create a smooth, continuously interesting and stimulating film that provides powerful insights."
—Educational Film Library Association

New Scientist, the British magazine, ranks Pauling among the 20 most influential scientists in history, in company with Darwin, Galileo, Newton; and Einstein, the only other 20th century scientist listed.

Excellent, interesting, impressive." "Substantial, fascinating, enjoyable."
—San Francisco Chronicle —New York Times

"Rare and valuable portrait of a rare and valuable human being."

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
57 minutes

Credits

  • Robert Richter ... Producer, Director, Writer
  • Burleigh Wartes ... Cinematographer
  • Nick Kaufman ... Editor
  • John Angier ... Executive Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Nova
Country
United States
Years of Production
1977
Locations
California. Oregon

Distribution Details

Release year
1977
Festivals
American Film Festival
Awards
Red Ribbon, "One of the outstanding documentaries of 1977." Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Broadcast (Prod.)
WGBH Nova
Language
English

Photos

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