Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics has ratings and 14 reviews. Woodge said: Apparently this guy Tom Rogers has got a very popular website where he deco. Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics: Hollywood’s Best Mistakes, Goofs, and Flat-Out Destructions of the Basic Laws of the Universe. by Tom Rogers. This is a fun. Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics. chat. Posted by Rezwan Razani on Jul 20, at PM What do you think about this? Let us know in the comments below.

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The book is great for movie buffs or physics students wondering how sutpid grasp some key concepts. The author does a good job of balancing the idea of “insultingly stupid” with a general love for cinema. Timothy Haugh Top Contributor: Fusion Energy League We bring people together to bring nuclei together. Paperbackpages.

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Instead of deconstructing movies with humor, the tone is more chiding and it seems like he’s angry about not being included in some kind of joke. This is a fun little book that spun off a website hosting detailed descriptions of scientific flaws and inconsistencies in current movies.

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Sourcebooks Hysteria; 1 edition November 1, Language: This book is a very good adjunct to a physics text as it illustrates a lot of simple physics in a very entertaining manner. The schleps on the ground can scrape together the raw materials down there, and rebuild Captain Kirk precisely identical to the original. Somewhere must exist the particular microbe or worm from which mammals, and therefore us, are descended.


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I liked this book a lot – it made me think, as I had not even previously thought about the unphysical nature of many of the scenes that I had heretofore taken for granted. Apr 04, Stefanie rated it it was ok.

Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics

Is probably better as a series phyxics blog entries. Good physics, but pretty scattered content – entropy at work? Bogdan Epure rated it really liked it Jul 22, Of course, the very start of this text admits that enjoying some movies like fantasy allows for more than a little suspension of disbelief.

The same goes for cigarettes that ignite gasoline or cars crashes that blow up like bombs among so many other absurdities. To me, the coolest part of the book is when he stops critiquing the lame physics you actually find in movies, and offers up cool little nuggets of physics that should be in movies and are true to the laws of physics, to boot.

There are chapters on the various aspects of Newton’s laws, kinematics, energy, momentum, rotation, gravity as well as brief dips into other areas. Its entertainment not an MIT physics lecture. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. One of the many idiocies that get me is in Armageddon, where Bruce Willis and crew keep flying the space shuttle nose first towards the incoming asteroid.

Trilobites, srupid centipede-ish bugs, other assorted bug-eyed insectoids. Sign Up for Newsletter. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Anyone with an interest in physics and the movies would be amiss not to have this on the shelf.


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The book also tackles the effects of pressure waves and intense temperatures on structures, and shows why the Alfred P. Roger’s work may be a little colored because I did a lot of similar analysis for my physics students. Mack Douglass rated it liked it Jun 28, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Become a Fusion Philanthropist! The suit may indeed survive such an abrupt stop, but the body within would be reduced to something resembling a bloody pudding. The Physics of Superheroes: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Something your typical movie scriptwriter would never dream up.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Often funny and clever. Yeah, that really cuts down the wind resistance. He worked as an engineer for 18 years and currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.

With a little more light-heartedness and a wider range of films this could have been a fun read.