With respect to Socrates, my unexamined life is not worth living. The front room is the face we show everyone but we hide our true self in the back room.
It came down to Unbroken and The Theory of Everything. Both were playing at a theater within walking distance. Yes, A Night at the Museum 3 and the Hobbit movie were also playing, but they were not serious contenders.
We watched trailers for both films and my bride chose the one that didn’t have “a lot of war in it”. So the Stephen Hawking story it was.
I knew Hawking’s first wife Jane had a say into what would be in the film but I did not make the connection that it was her story. It was only as the credits rolled amidst supernovas hurtling through the cosmos I noticed the film was adapted from Jane’s memoir of her life with Stephen.
It has always been easy for me to suspend disbelief and instead believe in films. I often let the performances guide me. Performances are often as good…
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