This is an example of a well-constructed biographical documentary. No music nor narrative forces the story; the interviews and clips alone give a glimpse at this person’s life. In this case, the subject is Richard Feynman.
The interesting parts to me:
- Feynman’s feelings on working on the bomb
- His interactions with people at Esalen and “New Age” thinking
- His contribution to an early form of distributed computing
- Stats student learn about the danger of extrapolation by the example of the Challenger o-rings. In this film, we learn about how Feynman helped make this data and analysis public.