Ahem. This is not actually my official second Roundtable entry.

Although in fact I did intend it to be my official second Roundtable entry. I’d had these films sitting around on the same spot for at least six months, while I didn’t get to them…but when I went looking for them, for this Roundtable, I couldn’t find them…at least not until I’d given up on them and started working on something else.

Only by then it was obvious that the “something else” was getting out of control and couldn’t possibly be posted in time.

I’m not giving up on that something else; on the contrary, I’m determined to get it done; I’m just not sure when.

In the meantime—please enjoy these additions to Science In The Reel World, four films that have this in common: they all feature science and/or scientists running a distant second in the game of life…

 

 
 

THE BIG SHAKEDOWN (1934)

…in which science ends up in the service of gangsterism.

 

KNUTE ROCKNE ALL AMERICAN (1940)

…in which science loses out to (sigh) football.

 

SEVEN DAYS TO NOON (1950)

…in which science drives one man to insanity.

 

THE MAN UPSTAIRS (1958)

…in which a second man decides to join him.

 
 
 
 

Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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