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The Man Who Saved Geometry (2009)

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A portrait of the geometer Donald Coxeter and his ideas.

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David New

Writer:

Siobhan Roberts

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Credited cast:
Michael Broué Michael Broué ... Self
Elaine Chew Elaine Chew ... Self
John Conway John Conway ... Self
Erik D. Demaine Erik D. Demaine ... Self (as Dr. Erik D. Demaine)
Peter Kettenbeil Peter Kettenbeil ... Self
Benoît B. Mandelbrot Benoît B. Mandelbrot ... Self
Doris Schattschneider Doris Schattschneider ... Self
Seymour Schuster Seymour Schuster ... Self
Marjorie Senechal Marjorie Senechal ... Self
Glenn Smith Glenn Smith ... Self
Susan Coxeter Thomas Susan Coxeter Thomas ... Self
Jeffrey Weeks Jeffrey Weeks ... Self
Asia Weiss Asia Weiss ... Self
Walter Whiteley Walter Whiteley ... Self
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The Man Who Saved Geometry is a portrait of the great geometer Donald Coxeter, whose work inspired Buckminster Fuller, helped Escher to draw, and reveals the underlying forms of familiar things, from pineapples to the modem. It is a mind-expanding trip into the fourth dimension and into hyperbolic space, and shows the shapes that make up our world, from newly invented molecules to the geometry of the universe itself. The film follows Coxeter, at the age of ninety-five, on his last trip out into the world, as he travels to a math conference in Hungary, then branches out from that voyage to explore the worlds his ideas reveal. It is at the same time a feast for the eyes, and an intimate personal portrait of one of the great minds of our age. Written by David New

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If you see only one film about Euclidean Geometry this year, let this be the one!

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

21 October 2009 (Canada) See more »

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Foundry Films See more »
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