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Edwin Abbott's beloved mathematical adventure novel Flatland (1884) is being introduced to a whole new generation of readers and viewers through Flatland: The Movie, a dramatic computer-animated adaptation starring Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Michael York, Tony Hale, and Joe Estevez. This book is the companion to the movie, and the ultimate edition of the classic book on which it is based. A beautiful, large-format volume, Flatland: The Movie Edition includes:
  • The full text of the original novel
  • The screenplay of the movie
  • Essays on the making of the movie by the writers and filmmakers: producer Seth Caplan, director Jeffrey Travis, and director and animator Dano Johnson
  • Color illustrations
  • A new introduction by Thomas Banchoff, a Brown University mathematician and Flatland authority who served as an advisor to the filmmakers
By describing the challenges the filmmakers faced in updating a Victorian mathematical allegory for a new generation and transforming it into a compelling animated story, Flatland: The Movie Edition makes watching the movie and reading Abbott's book even more illuminating and enjoyable. You'll never think about the multiple dimensions of space in the same way again.

Review:

"The ultimate edition of the classic book." Providence Journal

Review:

"[T]his classic story has been reinterpreted as a gloriously vivid movie that will excite both children and adults. This book completes the movie experience by providing the original book, the screenplay of the movie, and comments by the filmmakers." Discover Magazine

Review:

"Flatland has inspired many sequels over the years since its publication, but the epithet 'original and best' strikes me as apt. Abbott displays marvelously playful inventiveness and sharp satirical intent....It remains a splendidly readable book for formative minds of all ages." Mathematical Gazette

Review:

"Flatland has and always will be a fun and fascinating journey, showing us again how the world of mathematics can expand the mind and take the imagination to places where it didn't know it could play." Danica McKellar, author of Math Doesn't Suck

Review:

"A fascinating look behind the scenes of the best Flatland movie yet. Long live A Square!" Rudy Rucker, author of The Fourth Dimension

Synopsis:

""Flatland" has and always will be a fun and fascinating journey, showing us again how the world of mathematics can expand the mind and take the imagination to places where it didn't know it could play."--Danica McKellar, actress and author of the best-selling "Math Doesn't Suck""A fascinating look behind the scenes of the best "Flatland" movie yet. Long live A Square!"--Rudy Rucker, author of "The Fourth Dimension"

Synopsis:

"Flatland has and always will be a fun and fascinating journey, showing us again how the world of mathematics can expand the mind and take the imagination to places where it didn't know it could play."--Danica McKellar, actress and author of the best-selling Math Doesn't Suck

"A fascinating look behind the scenes of the best Flatland movie yet. Long live A Square!"--Rudy Rucker, author of The Fourth Dimension

Synopsis:

Edwin Abbott's beloved mathematical adventure novel Flatland (1884) is being introduced to a whole new generation of readers and viewers through Flatland: The Movie, a dramatic computer-animated adaptation starring Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Michael York, Tony Hale, and Joe Estevez. This book is the companion to the movie--and the ultimate edition of the classic book on which it is based. A beautiful, large-format volume, Flatland: The Movie Edition includes: the full text of the original novel; the screenplay of the movie; essays on the making of the movie by the writers and filmmakers--producer Seth Caplan, director Jeffrey Travis, and director and animator Dano Johnson; color illustrations; and a new introduction by Thomas Banchoff, a Brown University mathematician and Flatland authority who served as an advisor to the filmmakers. By describing the challenges the filmmakers faced in updating a Victorian mathematical allegory for a new generation and transforming it into a compelling animated story, Flatland: The Movie Edition makes watching the movie and reading Abbott's book even more illuminating and enjoyable. You'll never think about the multiple dimensions of space in the same way again.

About the Author

Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), the author of more than fifty books, was headmaster of the City of London School and one of the leading educators of his time.

Thomas Banchoff, a professor of mathematics at Brown University, is an authority on Abbott.

Table of Contents

Introduction Thomas Banchoff ix

FLATLAND The Book EDWIN A. ABBOTT

Part I: This World 13

Part II: Other Worlds 49

FLATLAND The Movie

Finding Flatland Seth Caplan 91

Imagining Flatland Jeffrey Travis 93

The Visual Design of Flatland: The Movie Dano Johnson 97

Screenplay 107

Movie Credits 163

About the Contributors 167

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691136578
Author:
Edwin A. Abbott and Thomas Banchoff
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Contribution by:
Banchoff, Thomas F.
Contribution by:
Caplan, Seth
Contribution:
Banchoff, Thomas F.
Contribution:
Caplan, Seth
Contribution:
Banchoff, Thomas
Author:
Abbott, Edwin A.
Author:
Caplan, Seth
Author:
Johnson, Dano
Author:
Banchoff, Thomas
Author:
Travis, Jeffrey
Author:
Abbott, Edwin Abbott
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Media Tie-In - General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
History of Science and Medicine, Philosophy of Science
Subject:
Fourth dimension
Subject:
Abbott, Edwin Abbott
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Movie
Publication Date:
February 2008
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 color illus. 28 line illus.
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 25 oz

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Product details 184 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691136578 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The ultimate edition of the classic book."
"Review" by , "[T]his classic story has been reinterpreted as a gloriously vivid movie that will excite both children and adults. This book completes the movie experience by providing the original book, the screenplay of the movie, and comments by the filmmakers."
"Review" by , "Flatland has inspired many sequels over the years since its publication, but the epithet 'original and best' strikes me as apt. Abbott displays marvelously playful inventiveness and sharp satirical intent....It remains a splendidly readable book for formative minds of all ages."
"Review" by , "Flatland has and always will be a fun and fascinating journey, showing us again how the world of mathematics can expand the mind and take the imagination to places where it didn't know it could play."
"Review" by , "A fascinating look behind the scenes of the best Flatland movie yet. Long live A Square!"
"Synopsis" by , ""Flatland" has and always will be a fun and fascinating journey, showing us again how the world of mathematics can expand the mind and take the imagination to places where it didn't know it could play."--Danica McKellar, actress and author of the best-selling "Math Doesn't Suck""A fascinating look behind the scenes of the best "Flatland" movie yet. Long live A Square!"--Rudy Rucker, author of "The Fourth Dimension"
"Synopsis" by ,

"Flatland has and always will be a fun and fascinating journey, showing us again how the world of mathematics can expand the mind and take the imagination to places where it didn't know it could play."--Danica McKellar, actress and author of the best-selling Math Doesn't Suck

"A fascinating look behind the scenes of the best Flatland movie yet. Long live A Square!"--Rudy Rucker, author of The Fourth Dimension

"Synopsis" by ,

Edwin Abbott's beloved mathematical adventure novel Flatland (1884) is being introduced to a whole new generation of readers and viewers through Flatland: The Movie, a dramatic computer-animated adaptation starring Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Michael York, Tony Hale, and Joe Estevez. This book is the companion to the movie--and the ultimate edition of the classic book on which it is based. A beautiful, large-format volume, Flatland: The Movie Edition includes: the full text of the original novel; the screenplay of the movie; essays on the making of the movie by the writers and filmmakers--producer Seth Caplan, director Jeffrey Travis, and director and animator Dano Johnson; color illustrations; and a new introduction by Thomas Banchoff, a Brown University mathematician and Flatland authority who served as an advisor to the filmmakers. By describing the challenges the filmmakers faced in updating a Victorian mathematical allegory for a new generation and transforming it into a compelling animated story, Flatland: The Movie Edition makes watching the movie and reading Abbott's book even more illuminating and enjoyable. You'll never think about the multiple dimensions of space in the same way again.

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