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.
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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
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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).