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The Bit Player (2019)

05/29/2019 (US) Documentary 1h 25m

Who would think of a flaming trumpet?


The Bit Player tells the story of an overlooked genius, Claude Shannon (the "Father of Information Theory"), who revolutionized the world, but never lost his childlike curiosity.

  1. Mark Levinson


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  1. John Hutton

    Claude Shannon

  2. Judith Ivey

    Judith Ivey

    Betty Shannon

  3. Kaliswa Brewster

    Kaliswa Brewster


  4. Andrew Pastides

    Claude Shannon (young man)

  5. Olivia Gilliatt

    Norma Levor

  6. V.J. Scarpaci

    Claude Shannon (boy)

  7. Toleeya Napolitano

    Young girl neighbor

  8. Adam Heller


  9. Cleve Asbury

    Bell Labs Engineer

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The Bit Player
The Bit Player

Status Released

Original Language English

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