Survival of the Prettiest


60m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Throughout history, humans have idolized beauty, an engaging yet subjective human quality. When asked to define beauty, people invariably falter. However, people can recognize beauty instantly when someone who embodies it walks into a room. In her book, "Survival of the Prettiest -- The Science of B

Film Details

Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

Throughout history, humans have idolized beauty, an engaging yet subjective human quality. When asked to define beauty, people invariably falter. However, people can recognize beauty instantly when someone who embodies it walks into a room. In her book, "Survival of the Prettiest -- The Science of Beauty," author Nancy Etcoff, a practicing psychologist and professor at Harvard Medical School, suggests that perhaps all of the piercing, plucking and painting that humans have performed on themselves for centuries in the quest for beauty is biologically driven. Etcoff theorizes that beauty confers privilege, popularity and unearned advantages on those who've won the genetic jackpot -- from the schoolyard to the halls of Congress. The program, backed by numerous scientific studies, examines Etcoff's theory and puts it to the test, with hidden camera experiments and interviews with Etcoff, leading psychologists, casting agents, makeup artists, fashion designers and cosmetic surgeons.

Crew

Katherine A Anderson-cicala

Other

Kimberly A Austin

Segment Producer

Joel Avila

Post-Production Audio

Brian Banner

Editing

Randall M Boyd

Post-Production

Tony Brimer

Script Coordinator

James Bruckner

Production

Chris Burns

Production

Dan Carp

Photography

Ali Carpenter

Assistant

Jim Corbett

Post-Production Audio

Tony Crosse

Audio

Jeff Cummings

Photography

Robin Davidson

Assistant Editor

Mike Dodgen

Associate Producer

Stephen Dunleavy

Audio

De Ja Food

Production

Kristina Forier

Production Manager

Olivia Foster

Production Manager

Suzy Geller Wolf

Executive Producer

Adam Goldberg

Photography

Jack Guilderson

Editing

Linda Habib

Production Manager

David Harding

Producer

Budo Holst

Production

Kathy Hunkele

Associate Producer

Jay Imamoto

Production Accountant

Warren Jones

Photography

Patti Kirkpatrick

Production Accountant

Tom Koykka

Post-Production Supervisor

Debbie Lapensee

Producer

Mark Leggett

Music

Rick Locke

Assistant Editor

Paul Marengo

Editor

Paul Marengo

Coproducer

Rob Mcpeters

Assistant Editor

Jay Metzger

Assistant

Stephan Michaels

Rights & Clearances

Robyn Migel

Editing

Tom Moore

On-Line Editor

Matt Neff

Audio

Erik Nelson

Executive Producer

Peter Ney

Photography

Alicia O'brien

Production Manager

Jeff Peltier

Assistant Editor

Rick Pendleton

Production

Brian Phillips

Editing

Glen Piccari

Audio

Mario Porpino

Photography

Rich Procter

Coproducer

Gus Roccaforte

Audio

Bill Rose

Production Accountant

Helen Rose

Production Manager

Steve Russell

Photography

Anthony Saferno

Photography

Alfred Shapiro

Photography

D D Stenehjem

Post-Production Audio

Michael Stewart

Audio

Jim Sweet

Production

Christian Thompson

Production

Adam Walderman

Production

John Weinberg

Production Associate

Michael Weinberg

Production Associate

Dave West

Audio

Chris Wilson

Editing

Brent Young

Audio

Film Details

Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Quotes

Trivia