Edison – Ein Leben voller Licht (2017)

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Edison – Ein Leben voller Licht: Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. With Benedict Cumberbatch, Oliver Powell, Sophia Ally, Tuppence Middleton. The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas A. Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.

“He was undeniably a brilliant inventor… and probably one of the best of 19th century. He is the reason we have videos and movies (kinetograph/scope) today…He was the most famous of the three visionaries.. the Wizard of Menlo Park (Menlo Park, NJ) he was the father of electricity… Thomas Alva Edison..but his DC had many limitations in terms of the area coverage and the location. The generator needed to be situated in the center of the populous city. Whereas his opponents Tesla and Westinghouseu0026#39;s joint venture on AC and motors was gaining more popularity as it was a much cheaper option . So, Edison launched a propaganda campaign to stigmatize AC saying that it was dangerous. To prove his point, few animals were publicly electrocuted with AC.. not only that he also recommended New York State to use AC for a humane electrocution of the convicted murderers ..He thus supported what was then called a Poetic death !!! While DC works well with most things even today such as cellphones, laptops and electric cars.. The irony is that Tesla (car) is named after an AC inventor but it actually uses DC !!!nLoved the way camera was moving esp for the close ups as it captures the essence of the scenes more adroitly …a great watch..”

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