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Hollywood Wants to Kill You
Hollywood Wants to Kill You: The Peculiar Science of Death in the Movies | Michael Brooks, Rick Edwards
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Asteroids, killer sharks, nuclear bombs, viruses, deadly robots, climate change, the apocalypse - why is Hollywood so obsessed with death and the end of the world? And how seriously should we take the dystopian visions of our favourite films? With wit, intelligence and irreverence, Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks explore the science of death and mass destruction through some of our best-loved Hollywood blockbusters. From Armageddon and Dr Strangelove to The Terminator and Contagion, they investigate everything from astrophysics to AI, with hilarious and captivating consequences. Packed with illustrations, fascinating facts and numerous spoilers, Hollywood Wants to Kill You is the perfect way into the science of our inevitable demise.
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Jarethkoncsol06
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I loved it, this was laugh out loud funny in the way it was written.
It mixes the history of movies past and the science behind some of the storyline.
Viruses, killer plants etc just being a few of the topics covered.
The banter between the authors was hilarious and I find it easy to take in and remember information in small paragraphs so this was perfect.
I had fun while reading it and was in a way learning as I read.
Would highly recommend.

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kezzlou85
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A look at some of the ways Hollywood kills us and the science behind it. the plant chapter was particularly fascinating. I'm not sure @Clwojick if this falls under our topic for #TeamSlaughter though it does have more than 200 pages so maybe #ScaryScavengerHunt. #Scareathlon

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kezzlou85
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#24B4Monday day 1 time wasnt too bad. Got one book finished, one almost finished and lots more on the go.
@andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

Andrew65 A good first day 👏👏👏 2mo
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