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Movie: primer

  1. Feb 20, 2006 #1
    I saw movies with mathematicians, physicists, biologists.... but i never saw a movie depicting engineers.This movie actually actually tries to show engineers in a positive light. I can t remember the last time there was a movie like this. Most often, engineers are depicted in the backgroud.
     
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  3. Feb 20, 2006 #2

    JasonRox

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    It's funny how everyone thinks of scientists as negative people and that we need to make "positive" movies to improve that.

    Remember, we know the cure for cancer and we are not telling anyone because we are greedy and want the money from selling medical drugs. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Feb 20, 2006 #3

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    I really think we should get more of the limelight.

    There have been a lot of movies that touch on the engineering side, but, like you said, it's more to set up the main plot. I think Apollo 13 did a pretty good job including engineers in the story.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2006 #4
    There are too few engineers in this country. Only 5% of the degrees awarded at an american universities has soemthing to do with engineering. It is no joke. It is a matter of national security to get kids interested in the field.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2006 #5

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    seen it. lame movie. engineering stuff in it doesnt really help out to bring it out of its lame state. my beef? no creativity, characters are poorly developed, the plot goes into superposition and dont even try to connect the dots and see where the writer is going next, as that will require you to have a bipolar mind in order to understand him.

    and btw the movie that came closest to any 'engineering' stuff was Hackers, still is the most techy to date next with Takedown
     
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  7. Feb 20, 2006 #6

    FredGarvin

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    There was a recent article done in a design magazine I get regarding the rate that China is graduating engineers versus the US. It is wicked scary to think of. I can post a link if you're interested.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2006 #7

    FredGarvin

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    Hackers? Are you kidding? That movie completely dumbed things down and threw in useless computer graphics so the average joe could feel like it was a techie movie. Horrible trash.

    Movies like October Sky are really what need to be put out there. I would like to see a big dollar production done properly though. A big budget movie that takes the time to do it right both technically and story wise.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2006 #8

    I already know. I recalled there was an article about China producing a million engineers per year, and india didn t fall too far behind.
     
  10. Feb 20, 2006 #9

    JasonRox

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    Well, these engineers don't have much of a choice don't they.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2006 #10

    FredGarvin

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    You may not be too far off on that Jason. However, they probably aren't complaining if they are getting placed into an engineering profession since, I would think, it is a good leg up in income for most in both China and India.
     
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