Kepler’s Laws

Film Review by Dean Duncan May 26, 2015

Look how they draw that ellipse with that string! Then I think I understand the first law, and seem to get the second, while—there it goes!—the third completely bypasses me. Then it’s already over. Is this a modest elaboration, or a trifle? Look at me, unable to properly judge. We’ve drawn out a number of the Eames’ main preoccupations, and pedagogical points as well. Running parallel to those things, as I admire and appreciate in the midst of my limitations, is a cautionary lesson for the spectator. Ignorance about a few things can make you unqualified to properly judge a whole lot of things.