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The Colours of Infinity (1995)

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Arthur C. Clarke presents this unusual documentary on the mathematical discovery of the Mandelbrot Set (M-Set) in the visually spectacular world of fractal geometry. This show relates the ... See full summary »

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Arthur C. Clarke presents this unusual documentary on the mathematical discovery of the Mandelbrot Set (M-Set) in the visually spectacular world of fractal geometry. This show relates the science of the M-Set to nature in a way that seems to identify the hand of God in the design of the universe itself. Dr. Mandelbrot in 1980 discovered the infinitely complex geometrical shape called the Mandelbrot Set using a very simple equation with computers and graphics. Written by Sid Dithers <sid@dithers.com>

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lots of colors, and David Gilmour
1 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the kind of film that you'll likely find, and possibly watch if it's in the right 'mood', amid your friend's lot of obscure DVD's. Apparently that's how I came across it, as my friend was a big Pink Floyd- and more so David Gilmour- fan. As I understood what went on screen, Arthur C. Clarke talks to the audience about special things out in the universe. Particularly what are called 'fractals'. What was really most interesting about it all was the idea that such fractals, which continue on and on into infinity, it may connect to what happens with human revolution, or really how it connects to how the universe works. How, perhaps, things keep going in spirals. You don't have to be an astronomer to get what Clarke is talking about, but it does take some paying attention to. There are many little points made that, regrettably, flew over my head until I heard the intriguing key point about fractals. On the other hand, if you might happen to be looking for a little obscure stoner quickie, look no further. There's lots of staggering guitar solos by Floyd guitar maestro Gilmour that matches up well with the visuals provided. Make no mistake, the term 'trippy' does apply to these fractals, and it's probably a must-see in some circles. Though I probably wouldn't go out of my way to reach out for it.


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