Galileo


2h 25m 1974

Brief Synopsis

This bio-pic is about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him in conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe. Some years ago, the Pope accepted that Earth does revolve around the Sun and issued a rare apology for what the Church had done to Galileo, i.e., the Catholic Church recanted!

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Historical
Release Date
Jan 1974
Premiere Information
not available
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 25m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

This bio-pic is about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him in conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe. Some years ago, the Pope accepted that Earth does revolve around the Sun and issued a rare apology for what the Church had done to Galileo, i.e., the Catholic Church recanted!

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Historical
Release Date
Jan 1974
Premiere Information
not available
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 25m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

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Released in United States 1974

Released in United States 1974