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Undoubtedly the best - Jun 16, 2012 at 2:30PM
Janet Younathan
1 Posts

My favorite movie, physics or otherwise, is October Sky, the true store of kids who wanted to better themselves through the study of engineering and physics.


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Re: Undoubtedly the best   (Gerald S - Jun 17 2012 at 4:40AM)
So bad it's good: The Core - Jun 14, 2012 at 11:53PM
Karl Decker
1 Posts

My chapter of the SPS watched The Core to laugh at the Hollywood physics. It's not really a movie you can take seriously like Contact, but still worth a mention in my mind.


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Re: So bad it's good: The...   (Gary - Jun 15 2012 at 8:20AM)
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Sunshine or Primer - Jun 13, 2012 at 6:27PM
Gerald S
4 Posts

Sunshine has Cillian Murphy playing a physicist on a space ship on a doomed mission. However, there is also Primer which is an amazing time travel story.


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Re: Sunshine or Primer   (Ashlyn Shellito - Jun 13 2012 at 6:58PM)
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REAL GENIUS - Jun 13, 2012 at 5:48PM
drT
9 Posts

This is sort of a "cult classic" ... Val Kilmer before Batman, dry ice sledding in the dorm, and a giant laser. What could be more fun?


Favorite "Physics" movie and why - Jun 13, 2012 at 5:18PM
Gary
Society of Physics...
293 Posts

I think I would put "Contact" here...mainly because I love how Jodie Foster comes across as a serious accomplished scientist who worries about finding a "killer dress"...but I reserve the right post an addendum!


NSF Program Director (on assignment from the AIP and the Society of Physics Students to serve as the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program Director at the National Science Foundation)

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Re: Favorite "Physics" mo...   (Cynthia Powell - Jun 14 2012 at 4:21PM)
Re: Re: Favorite "Physics...   (Gary - Jun 15 2012 at 8:33AM)
Re: Re: Re: Favorite "Phy...   (Cynthia Powell - Jun 15 2012 at 1:56PM)