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Movie Review – The Theory of Everything (2014) Flickering Myth

Thanks to Benoît Delhomme’s magnificent cinematography, The Theory of Everything is not only engaging on a narrative level, but also visually. The Cambridge ball scene, where Stephen and Jane fell in love is a dazzling scene resembling early Capra (with added colour) or Powell and Pressburger. It’s from this moment on that you realise this is going to be a majestic, graceful take on their story. It will fare well at BAFTA, the Golden Globes and the Oscars, and deservedly so. It contains such weighty plot arcs, but never stumbles during its management of these moments, rounding off as a memorable and moving film.

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