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Does this jump honor the concept of physics?

  1. Sep 16, 2008 #1
    Does this jump honor the concept of physics??

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YMQR13ia...
    -James Bond: Casino Royale

    Explain what is wrong with the action scene and how the segment should be modified so that it honors the laws of physics.

    The only thing I can think of is that the producers neglected air resistance and wind.
     
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  3. Sep 16, 2008 #2

    madmike159

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    Re: Does this jump honor the concept of physics??

    Your like didn't work.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2008 #3

    rcgldr

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    Re: Does this jump honor the concept of physics??

    You didn't get the full link:



    As far as the physics goes, the guy appears to fall at the right rate, but must have super human strength for his legs and body to withstand the g-forces of the landing.

    Until now, I didn't think youtube had "trolls" (people who post things to just to create a long discussion).
     
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  5. Sep 16, 2008 #4

    russ_watters

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    Re: Does this jump honor the concept of physics??

    I have the movie. I'll have to check the special features again, but the stuntman is some sort of savant with that kind of thing - I think every one of his stunts in that sequence is real and most were done in one take.
     
  6. Sep 17, 2008 #5

    madmike159

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    Re: Does this jump honor the concept of physics??

    I think they filmed the first bit of the jump a meter or two of the ground and the landing on the other crane was done with wires to help him fall safely.
     
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