Flash of genius


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Physical Desc
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Genre - general
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Title from container.
General Note
Based on the article "The flash of genius" written by John Seabrook.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
General Note
Special features: Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Marc Abraham; feature commentary with director Marc Abraham.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Dante Spinotti ; editor, Jill Savitt ; music, Aaron Zigman.
Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney, Bill Smitrovich.
Based on the true story of Robert Kearns. The Kearns' were a typical 1960s Detroit family. Bob is a college professor and part-time inventor. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns' think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants, who originally embraced Bob's creation, unceremoniously shuns him. Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of litigation, Bob is haunted by what was done to his family and their future. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his life's work, or anyone else's for that matter, should be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. He and his family pay the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language.
System Details
DVD, widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Barber, G., Birnbaum, R., Lieber, M., Railsback, P., Abraham, M., Kinnear, G., Graham, L., Alda, A., Mulroney, D., Smitrovich, B., & Seabrook, J. (2009). Flash of genius . Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gary. Barber et al.. 2009. Flash of Genius. Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gary. Barber et al.. Flash of Genius Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Barber, Gary., et al. Flash of Genius Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2009.

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