• Short Summary

    Item about Isaac Newton showing place of birth in Grantham, with actors in period costume.

  • Description

    Part of issue TIME WILL TELL.

    Woolsthorpe, Grantham, Lincolnshire.

    M/S of actor dressed as Sir Isaac Newton at desk. Various shots of manor house at Woolsthorpe. Various shots of actors in period costume looking through primitive telescope at open window. They look up a night sky.

    Animated diagrams of early telescope. Various shots of Newton and female companion shining candlelight through glass prism. Narrator tells us of Newton's light refraction experiments.

    Various shots of Newton's famous apple tree. Various shots of actor re-enacting the apple falling incident when Newton discovered gravity. C/U of hand spinning a ball on string. Animated diagrams showing how gravity works. C/U of Newton's Principia (his book).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1558.21
    Media URN:
    50042
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:40:00 / 01:40:51:00
    Canister:
    NSP 361

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