Math in the Movies
Many movies feature a scene or two with actual math content for various
effects. Sometimes its done to demonstrate how smart the star is, ometimes
to clarify a point, and sometimes just for humor. Whatever the occasion,
the presence of math in movies is very good for mathematicians and for
people interested in mathematics. It reveal in intrinsic mystic about
Here are some links.
- Movie math page. A discussion of the actual
math in selected movies and related problems. Maintained by G. Donald
with math.Created and maintained by Arnold G. Reinhold, this page
has lots of information about which movies have what math.
about movies with math. This page has a relataively complete list of
movies with math, together with comments by viewers like you.
in the movies. Many Hollywood films depict the wizardry of some character
with computer hardware. Particularly popular are "hacker"
themes with either the good guy or bad guy hacking into a system for
some purpose essential to the plot. For some films, hacking is the only
purpose. In some films, it is the invasion of the nerds toward respectability.
- Androids and robots
in the movies. this site is maintained by Android
World. In their words, the site "is devoted to androids. An
android is an anthropomorphic robot - i.e. a robot that looks like a
human. Many android developers call their creations "humanoids"
rather than androids. We also have robotics links, robot links, animatronics
links, and research links."
Selected movie cites
Internet movie database
Maintained by Don Allen