Flatland is a two-dimensional universe occupied by living geometric figures - squares, triangles, circles, etc. A Square, Attorney At Law, finds himself in the middle of two upheavals: the ... See full summary »
Flatland is a two-dimensional universe occupied by living geometric figures - squares, triangles, circles, etc. A Square, Attorney At Law, finds himself in the middle of two upheavals: the rise of martial law by the circular leadership of Flatland, and the arrival of A Sphere, CEO Of Messiah, Incorporated, a creature from a hitherto-unknown third dimensional world. Written by
"Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions" was originally an 1884 novella by the theologian and mathematician Edwin A. Abbott. It is popular among mathematics and computer science students, and considered useful reading for people studying topics such as the concept of other dimensions. As a piece of literature, Flatland is respected for its satire on the social hierarchy of Victorian society. As of this writing there have been three films made based on this novel, of which "Flatland: The Film" is the latest. See more »
Irregularly-sided inhabitants are supposedly reconfigured or destroyed, yet there are several scalene triangles, and Chromatistes is not only irregularly-shaped, but actually concave in part! See more »
You have no angles, not a one! Are, are you... a perfect circle?
[turns, revealing a previously unseen eye]
Yes and no!
AGHH! Two eyes! Agh! How disgusting!
[wails, retches and coughs]
Oh! I'm going to vomit!
[convinced of his superiority]
Calm down, you silly little square! I am a more perfect being than you.
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Cartography - Ladd Ehlinger Jr. Stellar Charts - Tom Whalen Anti-Gravity - Karen Guelfo Sonic Markings - Mark Slater Historical Memes - Edwin A. Abbott Particle Acceleration - Megan Colleen Cosmogony - Greg Trent Neutrino Brewer - Jon Shoemaker Massively Parallel Computations - Patty Elms Quantum Mechanic - Hal Stanford Mereological Nihilist - David Evans Humulus Lupulus Acosmist - Dr. Jeff Sanders Renderosity - Bill Welles, the Kubiks, Lynn Trent Quasiparticles - Jacqueline Clift See more »
This is, undoubtedly, one of the most innovative and bizarre films I've seen lately, and I can tell you I see a few every week! The graphics are just wonderful - probably not so high-tech as you can see in some stupidly expensive Hollywood productions, but who needs those when the beauty is in what those flat characters say and show us! Well, maybe those who don't have anything to say...
The use of the different dimensions and the explanations that the characters use to make us understand are of the highest level -- lucid and intelligent, it's a really thought-provoking film, one of those few left out there! ...And what's more, it's even funny at times!
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