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Author Kirby, David A. (David Allen), 1968-

Title Lab coats in Hollywood : science, scientists, and cinema / David A. Kirby.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011.

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 Moore Stacks  PN1995.9.S265 K57 2011    Available  ---
Description xiv, 265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Scientific expertise in Hollywood : the interactions between scientific and entertainment cultures -- Cinematic science : scientific representation, film realism, and virtual witnessing technologies -- Valuing expertise : the entertainment industry's and scientific community's motivations in the science consulting relationship -- Scientists on screen : being a scientist, looking like a lab -- Cinematic fact checking : negotiating scientific facts within filmmaking culture -- Best guesses : scientific uncertainty, flexibility, and scientists in the aisles -- Fantastically logical : fantastic science, speculative scenarios, and the expertise of logic -- Preventing future disasters : science consultants and the enhancement of cinematic disasters -- The future is now : diegetic prototypes and the role of cinematic narratives in generating real-world technological development -- Improving science, improving entertainment : the significance of scientists in Hollywood.
Subject Science in motion pictures.
Scientists in motion pictures.
ISBN 9780262014786 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0262014785 (hardcover : alk. paper)