Hollyweird Science

From Quantum Quirks to the Multiverse

  • Kevin R. Grazier
  • Stephen Cass

Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 1-5
  3. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 7-46
  4. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 47-89
  5. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 91-118
  6. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 119-137
  7. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 139-167
  8. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 169-194
  9. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 195-218
  10. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 219-242
  11. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 243-254
  12. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 255-291
  13. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 293-294
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 295-308

About this book

Introduction

Lighthearted, quirky, and upbeat, this book explores the portrayal of science and technology on both the big and little screen -- and how Hollywood is actually doing a better job of getting it right than ever before. Grounded in the real-word, and often cutting-edge, science and technology that inspires fictional science, the authors survey Hollywood depictions of topics such as quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and alien worlds. Including material from interviews with over two dozen writers, producers, and directors of acclaimed science-themed productions -- as well as scientists, science fiction authors, and science advisors -- Hollyweird Science examines screen science fiction from the sometimes-conflicting vantage points of storytellers, researchers, and viewers. Including a foreword by Eureka co-creator and executive producer Jaime Paglia, and an afterword by astronomer and science fiction author Michael Brotherton, Ph.D., this book is accessible to all readers from the layperson to the armchair expert to the professional scientist, and will delight all of them equally.

Keywords

Cinematic Science Hollywood Science Popular Image of Science Science in Films Science in Movies Science in Science Fiction Science in the Media Television Science

Authors and affiliations

  • Kevin R. Grazier
    • 1
  • Stephen Cass
    • 2
  1. 1.SylmarUSA
  2. 2.BostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15072-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15071-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15072-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-1188
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1196
  • About this book