The sound of a thud. The sound of a thud is the inciting incident that spurs the film, The Theory of Everything directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh, adapted from Jane Hawking’s novel by Anthony McCarten.
Eddie Redmayne is Stephen Hawking, who is running across the Cambridge campus in 1963, when he stumbles hits his head hard against the ground, lying motionless for a few short minutes before being escorted to the infirmary by a few classmates. He is then diagnosed with motor neuron disease and given a life expectancy of two years.
Motor neuron disease (MND) are a small group of neurological disorders that selectively affect motor neurons, the cells that control voluntary muscle activity including speaking, walking, swallowing, and general movement of the body. They are generally progressive in nature, and cause increasing disability and, eventually, death.
After he is diagnosed, Stephen’s girlfriend Jane, played by Felicity…
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