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 »

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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 Anonymous

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One lonely Square must save his two dimensional world from an invasion from the 3rd dimension!


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"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 »

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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 »

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A Sphere: Feel free to worship me at any time!
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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 »

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References Scarface (1932) See more »

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Don't get too comfortable in your own space!
17 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Literally. Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott was a little gem of a book which could not be pigeon-holed into a specific genre over a hundred and fifty years ago and as a result ended up on Science Fiction shelves. Combining Geometry and Philosophy (and even Religion), it was an allegory on the human condition, describing a very rigidly-structured Society where square pegs aspired to fit through round holes.

The plot focuses on A. Square, who is led to a series of epiphanies on the Nature of Reality itself to the realization that not only is there an existence beyond his two-dimensional plane in the form of a 3-dimensional universe, but that further dimensions are implied. He learns that appearances are not necessarily all they seem.

Difficult to conceptualize in its reading, Llad Ehlinger, Jr. has managed to graphically express this evolution of the mind. Despite these worlds being populated exclusively by geometric shapes, we are drawn into the story and feel A. Square's transformation as though it were our own, which it hopes to be. Flatland itself is appropriately extremely two-dimensional, yet has endearing qualities. From our hero's perspective, he is at first confused, then exhilarated as he is lifted into the three-dimensional world. We are taken along for the dizzying ride. This is only the beginning for A. Square, who then postulates other worlds with both less and more dimensions. Ehlinger has a sequence which can only be an homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey as multi-dimensionality is explored.

As if this were not a big enough task to tackle, Ehlinger expands the storyline by applying some of the original concepts of Governments to their logical path to War. Flatland, both the book and the movie, can be appreciated at many levels. By adding an extra layer, Ehlinger has actually simplified the book.

I enjoyed this movie. It is mind-bending and thought-provoking, with a graphic element integral to its message. A potentially too-heavy treatise is lightened by very humorous details, such as the warbled battle cries of female lines in Flatland, who need to both sway and make noise at all times in order to be seen when not approached from their sides, so as not to pierce unobservant polygons! There is more than meets the eye to this unusual independently filmed and marketed movie. One viewing may not be enough.


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