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Moving Bodies

From 19 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Entertaining, Slow, Absorbing, Great acting

About the show

When the Marquise du Châtelet and Voltaire take opposing sides in a controversy over Newtonian physics, sparks fly. Part of the 2018 Dream Up Festival. More…

It's Paris 1728. Secretary of the Academy of Science affirms Newton's calculation of the force of moving bodies: Force= Mass x Velocity. When Emilie du Châtelet corrects his mistake in an open letter in the Journal of Science: Force = Mass x Velocity squared, the Secretary strikes back. Defiant, excessive, and real, the unapologetic scientist Emilie du Châtelet fought for her place as one of the world’s greatest scientists. 'Moving Bodies' reclaims Emilie's story and tells how she fought for love and science and why as a woman she was never allowed to have both.

Member Reviews (19)


Ambitious, Entertaining, Slow, Absorbing, Great acting

Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Insipid

See it if you want to learn about a strong woman who did not receive the credit she was due.

Don't see it if You hope to learn about this woman's intelligence. It was filled with tedious, boring scenes about her personal life.

Also Unfortunately, there was too much boring repetition.

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