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Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by armandine2, Feb 14, 2017.
the scene in National Treasure 2 Book Of Secrets where Nicolas Cage, Ed Evil and the two tinies are trapped on a balanced stone ledge using only centre of mass to figure out a solution
the Harold and Kumar square root of 3 poem in Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
NOT "A Beautiful Mind" - the whole thing is made up in his head anyway, and the explanation of Nash and the girls in the bar is really badly presented
NOT "X + Y", unless you are trying to convince any young autistic geniuses that you have that in a fictional version of their life they will get onto the Olympiad team and get married to a Chinese woman after their father dies
But it is based on a true story. Although they got divorced in the end.
The man who knew infinity is a good one.
Or if you want to see essy Maths made to look difficult, good will hunting.
I prefer documentaries to films.
the scene from die hard with a vengeance when samuel l jackson and bruce willis have to difuse a bomb by getting exactly the right amount of water in one jug using 2 jugs of the wrong size. I used a clip of this once to begin a lesson that involved lots of versions of this puzzle...
Just have to post this! Mathematics in the Movies.
Enigma, Flatland the Movie.
Taken 2 has a scene about loci.
I uploaded this video
I did it in my PGCE year and I remember it being a hassle to remove all the swearing! Watching it slowly creep up to 170,000 views has been quite strange.
I've not watched it, but been meaning to for ages. Fermat's Room. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1016301/
In short, 4 mathematicians are trapped in a room and forced to solve problems, if they fail then bad things happen.
Not a film but there are some interesting scenes in the series 'Numbers'