HOLLYWOOD SCIENCE - a new six part BBC/OU TV series

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD SCIENCE

details of JPH's Hollywood Science Talks

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An Open University / BBC2 production of six 10 min programmes exploring the science behind some of Hollywood's classic films. Robert Llewellyn and Jonathan Hare look at Shanghai Noon, Dante's Peak, Cool Hand Luke, Ice Cold in Alex, Speed and Die Hard. Each of these films has a particularly interesting and speculative action stunt which is investigated in Hollywood Science. For example could someone really eat 50 hard boiled eggs in one hour and could a multi-ton bus jump the 50 foot gap in a bridge in the action movie Speed ?

In Hollywood Science we create experiments to answer the million dollar question - "could they really have done that ?"

HOLLYWOOD SCIENCE PROGRAMMES
click below for details of:
Shanghai Noon Dante's Peak
Cool Hand Luke Ice Cold in Alex
Die Hard Speed

Programmes in the series will be screened on the Open University's Learning Zone on BBC2 at 12:30 from Thursday 10 May 2001 (i.e. early Friday morning).

PRESS ARTICLES ON THE SERIES:
click below for details of:
Open University Press Release

Sunday Independant article - 6th May 2001

Argus - 14th May 2001

Sussex University Bulletin- 25th May 2001

Sussex University Press Release - 25th May 2001

RADIO INTERVIEWS
Three Counties Radio, 'The John Gaunt Show', 9 May 2001
BBC Radio 2, 'The Johnny Walker Show', 11 May 2001
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Vancouver, 'Basic black', 19 May 2001
Basicblack interview (19th May 10-11am Vancouver local time)

TV INTERVIEWS
The Big Breakfast, CH4, 10 May 2001

The Vega Science Trust
Jonathan Hare's involvement with the films was through the VEGA Science Trust at Sussex. To find out more about the diverse range of science TV programmes produced by VEGA, click above.

THE CREATIVE SCIENCE CENTRE

Dr Jonathan Hare, The University of Sussex
Brighton, East Sussex. BN1 9QJ

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