Monday, October 23, 2006



Nikola Tesla (b. July 1856) was a world-renowned Serbian-American inventor, physicist, and electrical engineer. He is regarded as one of the most important inventors in history and is well known for his contributions to the discipline of electricity and magnetism in the late 19th and early 20th century. In the United States, Tesla's fame rivalled that of any other inventor or scientist.
During the initial years of electricity, Thomas Edison's direct current was the standard used in the United States. Tesla devised a system for the generation, transmission, and use of alternating current and he partnered with Westinghouse to commercialise this system. As such, in the "War of Currents" era in the late 1880’s, Tesla and Edison became adversaries.

Hugh Jackman: Rupert Angier, assistant to a well-known magician
Piper Perabo: Rupert's wife Julia
Christian Bale: Alfred Borden, the third assistant in the act
Michael Caine: Cutter, designer of illusions
Rebecca Hall: Alfred’s wife Sarah
Scarlett Johansson: Olivia, assistant to The Great Danton
David Bowie: scientist Nicola Tesla

A well crafted movie but a bit too long. The acting is first rate and the story a good one but definitely more convoluted than necessary.

for violence and disturbing images.

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