Madame Curie

Madame Curie

DVD - 2012
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In an era when women were allowed to be ornaments, mothers or drudges, young Marie Sklodowska of Poland dreamed of something more. She defied convention to study physics and mathematics at the Sorbonne and, with Pierre Curie, the professor who became her husband, to make one of the greatest breakthroughs in 20th-century science.

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kpelish
Feb 26, 2017

Old-fashioned and well-acted movie of two people who were not only scientists engaged in pursuing new discoveries, but also partners/collaborators who created a family long before our current society's arguments over work/life balance. There's an endearingly awkward scene when--after getting over the shock of sharing his lab with *gasp* a woman--the very introverted Pierre Curie gives her a copy of his recently published study, then shyly persists in getting her attention that, Mademoiselle, it's personally inscribed to her: "...respect and friendship". Their grueling, physical work (4+ years) of isolating radium in a ramshackle university shed is also well-portrayed.

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hoacornell
Jun 08, 2014

The true story of Madame Curie. It stars Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. They would make 9 movies together due to their popularity. As in the other movies, they are husband and wife. Madame Curie was Polish and did not come from a wealthy family. Greer Garson handles this part flawlessly. Walter Pidgeon plays Pierre Curie, a professor and later Madame's husband. A very inspiring movie that teaches all of us that we can make a difference in the world!

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