Notes from Film Club Member Interviews: The Original Dozen

I am in the process of interviewing members of the Tacoma Film Club. I am asking each interviewee a series of questions (shown in bold below). I have now interviewed 12 members [April and May of 2014] and show a summary of the responses below. I will post a followup after I have completed interviews … Continue reading Notes from Film Club Member Interviews: The Original Dozen

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Creation, Mathematics, and the Mind of God

The main character in the film Pi (1998), named Max, is searching for a number (perhaps a solution to a mathematical equation) that holds the key to understanding fundamental truths. The film itself never makes clear what kind of truths are waiting to be discovered (scientific? religious? philosophical? abstract? Etc.), although we do learn that … Continue reading Creation, Mathematics, and the Mind of God

LE QUATTRO VOLTE @ CSL

  Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: Well, the wonderful May Day has come & gone, & we had nice turn out for the Tacoma /Film Club’s screening of PI (1998). The new projection equipment functioned superbly, & the fellowship was wonderful. Our Producers have picked some eclectic, intelligent films for us to see, & then … Continue reading LE QUATTRO VOLTE @ CSL

Creation, Big Bang Theory, and God Particle Fever

I could be wrong, but it was my impression while watching the documentary Particle Fever (2013) 1 that most film viewers will not have a high enough level of science literacy to be able to appreciate the significance of the events it depicts. My intent in writing this essay is to provide a brief sketch … Continue reading Creation, Big Bang Theory, and God Particle Fever