INSULTINGLY STUPID MOVIE PHYSICS BOOK

The companion book to the hit website www. Narendra rated it liked it Jul 31, The book adds new content to the classroom in ways only a book can accomplish. Your consciousness ceases to exist. For instance if you have a guy firing two Mac 10 machine guns for three minutes. Are you a curios person who likes to delve deeper than the obvious? In other words, you now become another statistic on CSI: While I’m fully behind the concept of this book, fir the most part it just failed to deliver.

When moviemakers should and shouldn’t alter physics. Would you step into that thing? That’s just one example from this book. Written in the the irreverent and humorous ISMP tradition with all kinds of content for anyone who wants to learn something about how the universe works. But the movie the author deems most implausible is The Core, which was a lame-o movie about a ship drilling to the earth’s core which has stopped spinning and the crew want to restart it with a nuclear explosion. Why nuclear bombs can’t save Earth by blowing up major sized asteroids Movie momentum: Are you a film student or enthusiast? There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Basically the whole movie is based on a laughable pack of lies. Star Wars vs Star Trek: Could the terrorist have survived the jump in True Lies?

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You’d never make a sports movie that got the rules of football wrong; I wish they’d treat the laws of physics with that level of respect. Which is worse tsunamis or tornados?

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Narendra rated it liked it Jul 31, Jonsee1 rated it liked it Sep 06, Could a lit cigarette really set off a puddle of gasoline?

Stupie this guy Tom Rogers has got a very popular website where he deconstructs Hollywood physics illogic. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics. Are the space battles in both Star Trek and Star Wars really something new? Apr 15, Woodge rated it liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Einsteins and film buffs alike will be educated and entertained by this wise and witty guide to science in Hollywood.

But the movie the author deems most implausible is The Core, which was a lame-o movie about a ship drilling to the earth’s core which has stopped spinning and the crew want to restart it with a nuclear explosion. Jul 08, Robert rated it liked it. Mack Douglass rated it liked it Jun 28, Why was it so hard booj shoot down a Japanese bomber?

First the Web Site, Now the Book. An orbit that was a couple dozen feet high, circling the moon over and over again, never quite reaching the ground. Something your typical movie scriptwriter would never dream up.

Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics

Mar 15, Mark rated it liked it. The book adds new content to the classroom in ways only a book can accomplish. He worked as an engineer moviw 18 years and currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina. Apr 04, Stefanie rated it it was ok. He argues that the official account is convincing for a number of reasons, and that the film has hook to entrench a serious misunderstanding in the minds of many Americans.

Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics, by Tom Rogers

Good, bad, and downright ugly depictions of it in space movies from Armageddon to Star Trek. Read Our Star Trek Preview. Knowing when and when not to alter a movie’s physics is as important to creating the illusion of bkok as acting, costumes, and sets.

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Not just the equations but all kinds of applications from starships to ship wrecks. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The movie that gets singled out as the worst physics-respecting flick of all is: The kind of people who take delight in outsmarting the people who make movies will probably find this book very entertaining.

Entertaining, but I have to admit not too much in here was really that surprising. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Oct 20, Todd Martin rated it really liked it Shelves: If insulting,y moon were made of cottona typical sportscar could drive fast enough that if it got a little air coming off a speed bump or a hill, it would go into orbit.

Why movie physics plays an important role in creating the illusion of reality–a key ingredient in high quality movies.

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