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Superheros in the Movies

March 11, 2014

Could you be the next American superhero if you just knew the right engineer or unguarded radioactive creature?  Come find out your chances -- they’re better than you might think.

The next Science in the Movies film series at MacMurray College, “It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superheroes in the Movies!” is scheduled for 4 p.m., Sunday, March 16 at the Bailey Auditorium in Julian Hall, located on Clay Street between the Henry Pfeiffer Library and Freesen Football Field on the MacMurray campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

 By viewing clips from such films as Captain America, Spiderman and, of course, Superman, MacMurray Assistant Professor of Physics Joanne Budzien will look at the gear and special abilities of superheroes in the movies to see whether they are scientifically possible.

 “Superheroes in the Movies” is the latest in MacMurray’s Science in the Movies film series, which applies physics, chemistry and other natural sciences to movie special effects to answer the question: Are Hollywood films good, bad or ugly science?

 The next presentation is on computers and robots in the movies on April 6 at the same time and place.

For more information, contact:

Ted Roth, Director of Communications and Marketing
Work: 217-479-7027
Email: Send Email

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