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Galileo(1974)

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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!

Cast & Crew

Joseph Losey Director
Haym Topol Galileo Galilei
Edward Fox Cardinal Inquisitor
Georgia Brown Ballad Singer'S Wife
Clive Revill Ballad Singer
Margaret Leighton Court Lady
John Gielgud Old Cardinal
Michel Lonsdale Cardinal Barberini (Later Pope Urban Viii)
Richard O'Callaghan Fulganzio--The Little Monk
Tim Woodward Ludovico Marsili
Judy Parfitt Angelica Sarti
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MPAA Ratings:  PG Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1974 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Color (Eastmancolor) Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Theatrical Distributor, .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  Canada (CA)
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