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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
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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
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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)
Re: Re: Sunshine or Prime...   (Gerald S - Jun 17, 2012 at 4:40AM)
REAL GENIUS - Jun 13, 2012 at 5:48PM
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
Society of Physics...
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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!

Adjunct Professor of Physics, Editor of The Physics Teacher, and GWU SPS Chapter Advisor

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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)
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