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Death by Design

Death by Design


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1 Hr. 9 Min.
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Death by Design is a 1995 science documentary directed by Peter Friedman and Jean-François Brunet of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris which focuses on Cell biology, with an emphasis on cell death and why our lives depend on it. Featured are prominent biologists such as Nobel prize laureate, Rita Levi-Montalcini (along with her artist twin sister Paola Levi-Montalcini), Martin Raff, Polly Matzinger, Pierre Goldstein, Nobel Laureate Roert Horvitz, among others. The documentary is notable for its combination of a whimsical use of metaphors with scientific rigor, and incorporates animation, micro-cinematography, and scenes from old Hollywood films and stock footage, including Busby Berkley choreographed dance routines. The opening scene features the trailer from the '50s science fiction film It Came From Outer Space.

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Pretty Good
Reviewer Darteous
 May 25, 2015
Even though it's an old film they had some thoughtful points worth contemplating. Was a bit boring at some parts. But overall I'd say it was pretty good.

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  • Published: 1995
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: D078966