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Fermat's Last Tango (2001)

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Fermat's Last Tango was inspired by the achievements of Princeton University Mathematics Professor Andrew Wiles, who in June 1993 presented a proof to the theorem first set forth by French mathematician Pierre de Fermat in 1637. "Fermat's Last Tango" is a musical fantasia based on the true encounter between mathematician Andrew Wiles and Fermat's last theorem. The music composed by Joshua Rosenblum, the book by his wife Joanne Lessner, and the clever lyrics by the pair provide extraordinary entertainment. The play makes a clear statement about the enduring importance of mathematics and its intellectual impact over the millennia. Written by Anonymous

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And I'm not even a math person!
12 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

I admit, I laughed when I first heard of this concept-a musical about a THEOREM? About MATH? A MATHEMATICIAN? But when my professor offered extra credit to go watch this movie (recorded from a live performance), I wasn't about to turn it down. As I sit here now, I can't get the songs out of my head! It was clever and catchy, not to mention well-acted...I am most definitely NOT a "math person", but I am also very much a "theatre person"-and this movie definitely appealed to THAT side of my personality. Every one of the actors and actresses captured their roles accurately and enjoyably, and were all a pleasure to watch perform. This musical is loosely based on a true story, which makes it all the more intriguing. I don't know where you can obtain a copy of this film, but if you come across it, give it a shot! I give it a 10!


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