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Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his invention he meets beautiful French scientist Marie Curie, as well as several unscrupulous types who try to take advantage of the naive genius and his invention.Written by
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Young Einstein bounces back and forth between the heights of imagination and creativity and the absolute depths of ludicrous vulgarity like no other film I have ever seen. The plot, in which the eponymous character- transplanted from Germany to Australia- Discovers the theory of relativity in the process of making beer, and "invents" rock and roll (despite the fact that it's only 1906). Im sure there was some sort of satire intended when this was written, but it was definitely lost in the transition from script to celluloid. What remains is a series of scenes that almost amount to a narrative, some of them funny, some definitely not. The only thing that is consisten is the scope of the production- the sets, costumes, and cinematography are all devastatingly beautiful. How so much effort (and, from the looks of things, money) came to be lavished on a story this ridiculous, I will never know. Despite this, I have to applaud the sheer imagination evident in the script, which includes Charles Darwin and Marie Curie as major characters; nonetheless, the elegance and creativity do not compliment the more ridiculous aspects of the film. It certainly is a weird combination, however.
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