Number of Times Seen – 1 (30 Nov 2016)
Brief Synopsis – Biography of the life of Benjamin Franklin, one of the architects of the US Constitution among many other imoortant roles in history.
My Take on it – I recall as a kid reading a number of biographies about Franklin’s life and always being impressed with his vast list of accomplishments.
This film does a wonderful job trying to give us a general overview of such a rich life.
Franklin is probably the most popular non-President of the colonial era.
I believe that they are able to touch upon the most important and influentual aspects of his life but I’m sure that there is so much more to tell about his life and I hope one day, a theatrical biography of his life is finally made.
Bottom Line – Such an informative biography about the life of one of the most famous and influential men in US history. He accomplished so much during his lifetime and as comprehensive as this film is, I’m positive that there is so much more to tell us about his life. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Franklin was a renowned polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions.He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia’s fire department and The University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution. (From Wikipedia)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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