Jeanine Basinger & Brian Greene

April 26, 2020

Tonight on Inquiry, we continue our conversation with JEANINE BASINGER about her book THE MOVIE MUSICAL! Basinger is the founder of the Department of Film Studies at Wesleyan University and curator of the cinema archives there. Tonight we talk about the early years of the movie musical and the contributions of Ernst Lubitsch, Rouben Mamoulian, Fred Astaire, and Busby Berkeley to the art of the movie musical.

How do we find meaning and purpose in a vast universe ruled by chance and entropy, doomed to disintegration? Tonight on Inquiry we welcome BRIAN GREENE. He is a professor of physics and mathematics and director of Columbia University’s Center for Theoretical Physics. His new book is a mind-expanding trip from the Big Bang through till after the end of time and proton decay, evaporating Black Holes, and the disintegration of everything: UNTIL THE END OF TIME: MIND, MATTER, AND OUR SEARCH FOR MEANING IN AN EVOLVING UNIVERSE.




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