Cinema Classics: Five Of The Best Science And Technology Films
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December 31, 2013

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)

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