Picturing Science

Friday, June 13, 2008


Since the medium began, movies from “Metropolis” to “Iron Man” have plundered science, molding and sometimes mangling it. But physicist Sidney Perkowitz argues in his new book, Hollywood Science: Movies, Science and the End of the World, that science in cinema probably does more good than harm.

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Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

I noticed that you are now carried on Saturday by WNPR but having the Podcast, I didn't listen. Listening to it later, it ended abruptly during this segment with nothing about Russert, so I downloaded that segment and listened.

Only when I heard the WNYC broadcast, high on a hill in Wallingford, CT, did I hear the comments about "Contact" and Jodie Foster. Interested readers might like meeting a real scientist of the caliber of Foster's character in the film, through the pages of her book, "Warped Passages", by Lisa Randall, a Harvard physics professor.

Jun. 17 2008 01:29 AM

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