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Lab Coats in Hollywood by David A. Kirby
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Lab Coats in Hollywood by David A. Kirby
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Feb 08, 2013 | ISBN 9780262518703

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For movie-lovers everywhere, it provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how art and science meet in producing motion pictures we find delightful.—Science

For that strange corner where science nut meets movie buff, this is a very enlightening book.

Booklist

From ‘prophetic’ early films like 1929’s Woman in the Moon science-focused movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey to admitted fiascos like The Core, Kirby’s command of the subject makes for entertaining reading and, likely, more informed viewing.

Publishers Weekly

[O]ne of the most in-depth books on the intersection of science and Hollywood to date.

ScriptPhD.com

Kirby’s book is honest and true, well-researched, unique, and easy to read.

Jeff Schmerker, The Journal of Mind and Behavior

This is a must-read for anyone interested in popular representations of science. Kirby describes the ways that visual media interpret, naturalize, and engage with scientific theories (be they well-accepted, controversial, or fantastical), and how some scientists in turn manipulate cinematic depictions for their own ends. Plus, have I mentioned how much fun it is?

Carla Nappi, New Books in Science, Technology, and Society

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