Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists, and Cinema

Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists, and Cinema

by David A. Kirby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262014785

ISBN-13: 9780262014786

Pub. Date: 02/04/2011

Publisher: MIT Press

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262014786
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/04/2011
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,295,864
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

1 Scientific Expertise in Hollywood: The Interactions between Scientific and Entertainment Cultures 1

2 Cinematic Science: Scientific Representation, Film Realism, and Virtual Witnessing Technologies 21

3 Valuing Expertise: The Entertainment Industry's and Scientific Community's Motivations in the Science Consulting Relationship 41

4 Scientists on Screen: Being a Scientist, Looking Like a Lab 65

5 Cinematic Fact Checking: Negotiating Scientific Facts within Filmmaking Culture 95

6 Best Guesses: Scientific Uncertainty, Flexibility, and Scientists in the Aisles 119

7 Fantastically Logical: Fantastic Science, Speculative Scenarios, and the Expertise of Logic 145

8 Preventing Future Disasters: Science Consultants and the Enhancement of Cinematic Disasters 169

9 The Future Is Now: Diegetic Prototypes and the Role of Cinematic Narratives in Generating Real-World Technological Development 193

10 Improving Science, Improving Entertainment: The Significance of Scientists in Hollywood 219

Notes 235

Index 259

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