The Inventors' Specials (2000)

Genres - Children's/Family, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Inventions & Innovations  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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This film, part of the HBO Young Inventor Series, looks at the great artist Leonardo da Vinci and his fascination with flight. Acclaimed filmmaker Allan King sets his 16th century story in Padua. The story follows da Vinci, played by Brent Carver, as he befriends a young boy named Roberto, acted by David Felton. The two explore their interest in birds, kites, and flight. The story line provides the backdrop for a portrait of the artist's genius, and a journey into his memoirs and notebooks. His drawings of parachutes, flying men, and flying machines were centuries ahead of their time. The film has been endorsed by Kid's First for its educational excellence.



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