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The Resource Hollywood science : movies, science, and the end of the world, Sidney Perkowitz

Hollywood science : movies, science, and the end of the world, Sidney Perkowitz

Label
Hollywood science : movies, science, and the end of the world
Title
Hollywood science
Title remainder
movies, science, and the end of the world
Statement of responsibility
Sidney Perkowitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, a scientist and dedicated film enthusiast discusses the portrayal of science in more than one hundred films, including science fiction, scientific biographies, and documentaries. Beginning with early films like Voyage to the Moon and Metropolis and concluding with more recent offerings like The Matrix, War of the Worlds, A Beautiful Mind, and An Inconvenient Truth, Sidney Perkowitz questions how much faith we can put into Hollywood's depiction of scientists and their work; how accurately these films capture scientific fact and theory; whether cataclysms like our collision with a comet can actually happen; and to what extent these films influence public opinion about science and the future."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Perkowitz, S
Dewey number
791.43
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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  • Science fiction films
  • Science in motion pictures
Label
Hollywood science : movies, science, and the end of the world, Sidney Perkowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-237) and index
  • Includes filmography: p. 239-242
Contents
Preface: A Personal Note -- 1. Looking for Science in the Movies? Check Out Science Fiction Films First -- Pt. I. Dangers from Nature -- 2. Alien Encounters -- 3. Devastating Collisions -- 4. Our Violent Planet -- Pt. II. Dangers from Ourselves -- 5. Atoms Unleashed -- 6. Genes and Germs Gone Bad -- 7. The Computers Take Over -- Pt. III. The Good, the Bad, and the Real -- 8. Scientists as Heroes, Nerds, and Villains -- 9. Solid Science and Quantum Loopiness: Golden Eagles and Golden Turkeys -- 10. Hollywood Science vs. Real Science -- Afterword: Finding Real Science in the Movies and Beyond -- Appendix: Alongside Hollywood Science, There's Popcorn Science
Control code
000042518811
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 255 p.
Isbn
9780231142816
Lccn
2007025542
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)144774156
Label
Hollywood science : movies, science, and the end of the world, Sidney Perkowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-237) and index
  • Includes filmography: p. 239-242
Contents
Preface: A Personal Note -- 1. Looking for Science in the Movies? Check Out Science Fiction Films First -- Pt. I. Dangers from Nature -- 2. Alien Encounters -- 3. Devastating Collisions -- 4. Our Violent Planet -- Pt. II. Dangers from Ourselves -- 5. Atoms Unleashed -- 6. Genes and Germs Gone Bad -- 7. The Computers Take Over -- Pt. III. The Good, the Bad, and the Real -- 8. Scientists as Heroes, Nerds, and Villains -- 9. Solid Science and Quantum Loopiness: Golden Eagles and Golden Turkeys -- 10. Hollywood Science vs. Real Science -- Afterword: Finding Real Science in the Movies and Beyond -- Appendix: Alongside Hollywood Science, There's Popcorn Science
Control code
000042518811
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 255 p.
Isbn
9780231142816
Lccn
2007025542
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)144774156

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