Fast & furious in the movies
October 30, 2013
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The second installment of the Science in the Movies series at MacMurray College will take a look at the science of movie car chases. The event is 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Bailey Auditorium in Julian Hall, located on South Clay Street, just north of the Freesen Football Field on the MacMurray campus.
Viewing a half dozen film clips of exciting jumps, turns and landings from such blockbusters as Men in Black and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Dr. Joanne Budzien, MacMurray assistant professor of physics, will use the laws of physics to determine whether such thrills and spills are scientifically possible. (Pictured: image from Transporter 3).
The Science in the Movies series, which will run through the academic year, applies physics, chemistry and other natural science to movie special effects to answer the question: Are Hollywood films good, bad or ugly science? The next topic will be outer space in the movies, held on Jan. 12