Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics Hollywood's Best Mistakes, Goofs and Flat-Out Dstructions of the Basic Laws of the Universe
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Description: -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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
|The Noble Cause: Striking a Blow for Decency in Movie Physics|
|Moviemaker Mathematics: How Hollywood Shoots from the Hip|
|Conservation of Mass and Energy: Is Anything Sacred?|
|Scaling Problems: Big Bugs and Little People|
|Inertia and Newton's First Law: Why Blowing Up Spacecraft is a Bad Idea|
|Newton's Third Law: That Special Hollywood Touch|
|Creative Kinematics: Explosive Entertainment|
|Hollywood Bombs: How Filmmaker Physics Misses the Boat|
|Leaping Logic: Why Moviemakers Say "How High" When the Director Says Jump|
|Acceleration and Newton's Second Law: How to Get Started, Use Brakes, or Change Direction, Hollywood Style|
|High-Energy Films: Nuclear Firecrackers, Falling People, and Cars as Weapons|
|Movie Momentum: The Attractive Force of Glass, Rail-Gun Recoil, and Cosmic Toyotas|
|JFK and Momentum: Hollywood's Conspiracy to Assassinate History -|
|Scenes with Real Gravity: Celebrating Disasters with Happy Hollywood Endings|
|Scenes with Artificial Gravity: The Good, Bad, and Ugly Space Stations|
|The Movie Merry-Go-Round: How Filmmakers Create Ridiculous Spin|
|Hollywood Disasters: Global Warming, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Big Winds|
|The Moviemaker's Cookbook: Cigarettes as Lighters, Exploding Cars, Burning Bugs, and Other Recipes for Foolishness|
|Wars versus Trek: Forgiving versus Forgetting|
|All-Time Stupid Movie Physics Classics: "They Said the Physics Were Impossible . . ."|
|About the Author|