The Beauty in The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything fireworks gif5star“There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.”

The Theory of Everything is part biographical part love story based on the memoir Traveling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking dealing with her relationship with her ex-husband, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, his diagnosis of motor neuron disease and his success in physics.

The Theory of Everything has received praise for its acting (particularly for Redmayne and Jones), James Marsh’s direction, Anthony McCarten’s screenplay, Benoît Delhomme’s cinematography, Jóhann Jóhannsson’s musical score and its overall production. Catherine Shoard of The Guardian praised the film and particularly Redmayne, writing, “Redmayne towers: this is an astonishing, genuinely visceral performance which bears comparison with Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot.

The film balances both beauty and fact with an elegance seldom seen in theaters. If I were to have it my way, both leads would be taking home golden statues for their challenging portrayals executed so effortlessly on screen.

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“I thought Eddie Redmayne portrayed me very well in The Theory of Everything Movie. He spent time with ALS sufferers so he could be authentic. At times, I thought he was me. Seeing the film has given me the opportunity to reflect on my life. Although I’m severely disabled, I have been successsful in my scientific work. I travel widely and have been to Antarctica and Eastr Island, down in a submarine and up on a zero gravity flight. One day I hope to go into space. I’ve been priviledged to gain some understanding of the way the universes oprates through my work. But it would be an empty univere indeed without the people that I love.”  Stephen Hawking via Facebook

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What appears to be one of the most challenging stories to execute has produced some of the most picturesque scenes in film this year. Here are a few scenes that I consider to be some of the film’s most beautiful shots.

Shades of Cool
Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything

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Details of This Scene
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The Illumination
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The Angle of This Scene
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The Look of Sorrow
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The Look of Despair and Frustration The Theory of Everything

Levels of Determination

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The Lighting of this Scene
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The Angle of This Scene
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The Wedding Colors
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This Entire Sequence
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The Overall Beauty of the Beach Scene
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The Color Palette on the Boat
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The Most Powerful Scene of the Film
In One Shot
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17 thoughts on “The Beauty in The Theory of Everything”

  1. I’ve heard raves and clear bashing for this film, and I think it just boils down to how much, or what kind, of Oscar bait you enjoy. I really want to see this. It looks vibrant, rich and alive, and while it may, at the end of the day, be a standard Oscar bait biopic, it looks beautifully done, so I’m there!

    Great review and beautiful shots.

  2. I liked this movie a very great deal too, and have my fingers crossed for Redmayne to get at least an Oscar nom. Many thanks for this visual reminder of how well the movie was put together.

  3. The film did look gorgeous. I think it’s really overrated, but it’s not as obnoxious as for example A Beautiful Mind, however I wouldn’t nominate any of the actors. That said I hope the score gets nominated, it was my favorite thing in the movie

      1. I thought they were solid but for example The Imitation Game was so much better in every regard, especially the performances

  4. Hi Courtney, what a gorgeous blog you have here, I should visit more often (I’ve just added you to my blogroll) 😉

    I haven’t seen this but I definitely will rent it as soon as it’s available. Sounds like a career-making turn for Eddie Redmayne, which I’ve only seen in smaller parts. The cinematography looks gorgeous too.

      1. I definitely will! I have seen Felicity Jones in a few things and love her work too, so there’s another reason to check this one out. I love that fireworks gif you have at the top of the review!

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