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Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics: Hollywood's Best Mistakes, Goofs and Flat-Out Dstructions of the Basic Laws of the Universe
Contributor(s): Rogers, Tom (Author)

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ISBN: 1402210337     ISBN-13: 9781402210334
Publisher: Sourcebooks Hysteria
OUR PRICE: $16.14  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 2007
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Annotation: When it comes to filmmaking, the rules of physics are flexible
The companion book to the hit website, Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics is a hilarious and fascinating guide to the biggest mistakes, the most outrageous assumptions and the outright lunacy of Hollywood films. Author Tom Rogers uses basic scientific principles, such as Newton's First Law, along with a little common sense to examine and expose Hollywood's absolute worst physics offenders, including The Matrix, Speed and Star Wars. Find out how your favorite films measure up!
--Would the bus in Speed really have made that jump?
--Could a Star Wars ship actually explode in space?
--Can you really ignite gasoline with the flick of a cigarette?
--What really would have happened if you said ?Honey, I shrunk the kids??

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Performing Arts | Film - History & Criticism
- Science | Physics - General
- Humor
Dewey: 791.43
LCCN: 2007033901
Physical Information: 0.95" H x 6.37" W x 8.1" (1.00 lbs) 325 pages
Features: Bibliography, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product - Canadian, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Reference and Research Bk News 02/01/2008 pg. 245
 
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-Would the bus in Speed really have made that jump?
-Could a Star Wars ship actually explode in space?
-What really would have happened if you said ?Honey, I shrunk the kids??
The companion book to the hit website (www.intuitor.com/moviephysics), which boasts more than 1 million visitors per year, Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics is a hilarious guide to the biggest mistakes, most outrageous assumptions, and the outright lunacy at work in Hollywood films that play with the rules of science.
In this fascinating and funny guide, author Tom Rogers examines 20 different topics and shows how, when it comes to filmmaking, the rules of physics are flexible.
Einsteins and film buffs alike will be educated and entertained by this wise and witty guide to science in Hollywood.
 
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