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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Get The Science Correct

"We know that Spielberg can make historically accurate movies when he wants to—look at Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan. That’s why I and so many other paleontologists came out of the movie with a profound sense of disappointment. The filmmakers had the opportunity to be revolutionary and groundbreaking once again—but they chose to be safe and conservative and gave us a tired retread of a tired franchise. To paraphrase Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront (a great movie that opened people’s eyes), it “coulda been a contender.” ~Donald Prothero

Interstellar also was a better example of getting the science correct. Why not base movies on the best science so that no time is wasted trying to convince the public that such-and-such is incorrect?

http://www.skeptic.com/insight/it-coulda-been-a-contender-a-paleontologist-reviews-jurassic-world/

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