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Lab coats in Hollywood : science, scientists, and cinema

Author: David A Kirby
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.
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Stanley Kubrick{u2019}s "2001: A Space Odyssey", released in 1968, is perhaps the most scientifically accurate film ever produced. The film presented such a plausible, realistic vision of space flight that many moon hoax proponents believe that Kubrick staged the 1969 moon landing using the same studios and techniques. Kubrick{u2019}s scientific verisimilitude in 2001 came courtesy of his science  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Kirby
ISBN: 9780262014786 0262014785 9780262518703 0262518708
OCLC Number: 606052689
Description: xiv, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Scientific expertise in Hollywood : the interactions between scientific and entertainment cultures --
Cinematic science : scientific representation, film realism, and virtual witnessing technologies --
Valuing expertise : the entertainment industry's and scientific community's motivations in the science consulting relationship --
Scientists on screen : being a scientist, looking like a lab --
Cinematic fact checking : negotiating scientific facts within filmmaking culture --
Best guesses : scientific uncertainty, flexibility, and scientists in the aisles --
Fantastically logical : fantastic science, speculative scenarios, and the expertise of logic --
Preventing future disasters : science consultants and the enhancement of cinematic disasters --
The future is now : diegetic prototypes and the role of cinematic narratives in generating real-world technological development --
Improving science, improving entertainment : the significance of scientists in Hollywood.
Responsibility: David A. Kirby.

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How science consultants make movie science plausible, in films ranging from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Finding Nemo.  Read more...

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