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DOCUMENTARY SHORT | 27 MIN | 2008

GREAT GENIUS AND PROFOUND STUPIDITY

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This experimental documentary-which includes interviews with Avital Ronnell, Oliver Sacks, and Merce Cunningham-explores pilgrim mathematician Paul Erdős, Hellen Keller, and the philosophical ideas of genius and stupidity.

Film Information
Year: 2008
Length: 27 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: New York
Cast & Credits
Principal Cast: Avital Ronell, Oliver Sacks, Merce Cunningham, Ian Garrison, Ron Graham, Andrew Granville
Editor: Lin Polito
Music: Robert Miller
Sound Design: Marshall Grupp
Director of Photography: David Morabito
Visual Effects: Manic, Jump, Semerad, Coda
Time Lapse: Mark Schmidt
About the Director(s)

Benita Raphan created Great Genius and Profound Stupidity as the fourth in a series of films on visionaries that were generally considered to be "the future." The others are Absence Stronger Than Presence (2000), 2+2 (2002), and The Critical Path (2004).

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