Science Goes to the Movies

Producing the Science Movie in Hollywood, part 1

Movie Producer, Lynda Obst, talks about the importance of using real science in her movies, which include “Contact” and “Interstellar.” Not only has science influenced cinema but movies have reciprocated its influence on science as well.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #304

Friday, November 23 at 2:00 pm on 12.1

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Science Goes to the Movies is a new monthly series, co-hosted by Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin, that looks at the science in contemporary motion pictures. Guests are drawn from different scientific disciplines, illuminating scientific truths or imaginings in films like Interstellar, Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Into the Woods, and more. The series encourages lively and informative conversation about concepts, as well as film portrayals of scientists and scientific inquiry, asking if there is real science behind a story, or if a screenwriter made something up. Is science leading dramatic imagination, or does imagination create new science?