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    y Mathematics in Popular Culture: Essays on Appearances in Film, Fiction, Games, Television and Other Media Jessica K. Sklar (editor), Elizabeth S. Sklar (editor), Jefferson : McFarland and Company , 2012 Z1903448 2012 anthology criticism 'Mathematics has maintained a surprising presence in popular media for over a century. In recent years, the movies Good Will Hunting, A Beautiful Mind, and Stand and Deliver, the stage plays Breaking the Code and Proof, the novella Flatland and the hugely successful television crime series NUMB3RS all weave mathematics prominently into their storylines. Less obvious but pivotal references to the subject appear in the blockbuster TV show Lost, the cult movie The Princess Bride, and even Tolstoy's War and Peace. In this collection of new essays, contributors consider the role of math in everything from films, baseball, crossword puzzles, fantasy role-playing games, and television shows to science fiction tales, award-winning plays and classic works of literature. Revealing the broad range of intersections between mathematics and mainstream culture, this collection demonstrates that even "mass entertainment" can have a hidden depth' (Publisher blurb). Jefferson : McFarland and Company , 2012 pg. 265-273
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