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Galileo's battle for the heavens [electronic resource].

Axelrod, David R., (writer,, producer.). Jones, Peter, 1941- (director.). Schrieber, Liev, (narrator.). Callow, Simon, 1949- (actor.). Nardi, Laura, (actor.). Fraser, John, 1931- (actor.). Jargo, Alexa, (actor.). Garret, Cornelius, (actor.). McDairmant, Brian, (director of photographer.). Adler, Mark, (music.). Sobel, Dava. Galileo's daughter. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 120 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States]: PBS, 2006.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator, Liev Schreiber ; cast, Simon Callow (Galileo), Laura Nardi (Maria Celeste), John Fraser (the Inquisitor), Alexa Jargo (voice of Maria Celeste), Cornelius Garret (voices of the Ambassador and Castelli).
Summary, etc.: The pioneering astronomer and condemned heretic comes to life in this fascinating film version of Dava Sobel's best-seller, Galileo's Daughter. British actor Simon Callow portrays the seventeenth-century genius who defied tradition and years of imprisonment to advance a new vision of the universe, recreated through letters from his devoted daughter Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun.
Target Audience Note: Rated PG.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Sobel, Dava. Galileo's daughter > Television adaptations.
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 > Drama.
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Galilei, Maria Celeste, 1600-1634 > Drama.
Catholic Church > History > Modern period, 1500-
Inquisition > Italy > 17th century.
Astronomy > History.
Astronomy > Religious aspects.
Astronomy > Religious aspects > Catholic Church.
Astronomy, Renaissance.
Astronomers > Italy > Biography.
Astronomers > Italy > Drama.

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