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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
Genre
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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perkowitz, Sidney
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction films
  • Science in motion pictures
  • ART
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Science fiction films
  • Science in motion pictures
  • United States
Label
Hollywood science : movies, science, and the end of the world, Sidney Perkowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-237) and index
  • Includes filmography: pages 239-242
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Looking for science in the movies? Check out science fiction films first -- pt. I: Dangers from nature. Alien encounters ; Devastating collisions ; Our violent planet -- pt. II: Dangers from ourselves. Atoms unleashed ; Genes and germs gone bad ; The computers take over -- pt. III: The good, the bad, and the real. Scientists as heroes, nerds, and villains ; Solid science and quantum loopiness: golden eagles and golden turkeys ; Hollywood science vs. real science -- Afterword: Finding real science in the movies and beyond -- Appendix: Alongside Hollywood science, there's popcorn science
Control code
ocn716239364
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 255 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231512398
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780231142816
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgs32m
  • 5235d20f-d9d7-4bfc-8e9e-92c20978d8c4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)716239364
Label
Hollywood science : movies, science, and the end of the world, Sidney Perkowitz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-237) and index
  • Includes filmography: pages 239-242
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Looking for science in the movies? Check out science fiction films first -- pt. I: Dangers from nature. Alien encounters ; Devastating collisions ; Our violent planet -- pt. II: Dangers from ourselves. Atoms unleashed ; Genes and germs gone bad ; The computers take over -- pt. III: The good, the bad, and the real. Scientists as heroes, nerds, and villains ; Solid science and quantum loopiness: golden eagles and golden turkeys ; Hollywood science vs. real science -- Afterword: Finding real science in the movies and beyond -- Appendix: Alongside Hollywood science, there's popcorn science
Control code
ocn716239364
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 255 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231512398
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780231142816
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgs32m
  • 5235d20f-d9d7-4bfc-8e9e-92c20978d8c4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)716239364

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