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Author Perkowitz, Sidney.

Title Hollywood science : movies, science, and the end of the world / Sidney Perkowitz.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, c2007.

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 Moore Stacks  PN1995.9.S26 P47 2007    Available  ---
Description x, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-237) and index.
Contents Looking for science in the movies? Check out science fiction films first -- Alien encounters -- Devastating collisions -- Our violent planet -- Atoms unleashed -- Genes and germs gone bad -- The computers take over -- Scientists as heroes, nerds, and villains -- Solid science and quantum loopiness: golden eagles and golden turkeys -- Hollywood science vs. real science -- Afterword: Finding real science in the movies and beyond -- Appendix: Alongside Hollywood science, there's popcorn science.
Bibliography Includes filmography: p. 239-242.
Subject Science fiction films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Science in motion pictures.
ISBN 9780231142809 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0231142803 (cloth : acid-free paper)
9780231512398 (e-book)
0231512392 (e-book)