Save $13.49 when you buy this specially priced set! The set includes the commemorative hardcover edition of Flatland
and the newly released animated movie on DVD.
Synopses & Reviews
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
- 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.
"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
"A fascinating look behind the scenes of the best Flatland movie yet. Long live A Square!" Rudy Rucker, author of The Fourth Dimension
"The book is nicely presented, and includes the full text of the original novel, the screenplay for the... film, commentaries from the filmmakers and stunning colour art taken from the film. [The film]...nicely brings Flatland to life.... a fun ride..." New Scientist
4-D short feature: Brown University mathematician Thomas Banchoff discusses Flatland and the fourth dimension
Interviews with cast members Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Michael York, Tony Hale, and Joe Estevez
English and Spanish subtitles
Full text of the novel that inspired the movie
Flatland: The Movie is an exciting half-hour animated film based on Edwin Abbott's classic novel. Flatland is an entirely two-dimensional world where different shapes live, work, and play, all under the rule of the evil Circles who are determined to keep the third dimension a secret, at any cost. The story follows Arthur Square (Martin Sheen) and his curious granddaughter Hex (Kristen Bell). When the mysterious visitor Spherius (Michael York) arrives from Spaceland, Arthur and Hex face grave danger as they begin to come to terms with the truth of the third dimension. Combining action, drama, geometry, and sociopolitical commentary, this moving story challenges audiences to grasp the limitations of their assumptions about reality and to think about the possibility of higher and previously inconceivable dimensions (both literal and metaphorical).