Via Pando Daily:
Cinema did not emerge from a eureka moment, but rather through the incremental innovations of pioneers such as the Lumière brothers, Étienne-Jules Marey, and Thomas Edison. So it is unsurprising that filmmakers regularly return to science and technology for inspiration.
For every “The Social Network,” however, there is a “Hackers.” Likewise, rare accomplishments such as “2001: A Space Odyssey” tend to be followed by a flurry of ill-advised imitators.
Here are some of the greatest triumphs of cinema’s fertile engagement with science and technology.
“The Iron Horse” (John Ford, 1924)