The Man Who Saved Geometry ()


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A portrait of the geometer Donald Coxeter and his ideas.

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Broué ...
Himself
Elaine Chew ...
Herself
John Conway ...
Himself
Erik D. Demaine ...
Himself (as Dr. Erik D. Demaine)
Peter Kettenbeil ...
Himself
Benoît B. Mandelbrot ...
Himself
Doris Schattschneider ...
Herself
Seymour Schuster ...
Himself
Marjorie Senechal ...
Herself
Glenn Smith ...
Himself
Susan Coxeter Thomas ...
Herself
Jeffrey Weeks ...
Himself
Asia Weiss ...
Herself
Walter Whiteley ...
Himself

Directed by

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David New

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Siobhan Roberts ... ()

Produced by

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Shana Collier ... co-producer
Daniel Iron ... producer
Siobhan Roberts ... associate producer

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Geoff Bennett
Longo Hai
Andre Hirz ... composer
Ben Johannesen

Cinematography by

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Nicholas de Pencier ... (as Nick de Pencier)
John M. Tran

Film Editing by

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David New

Editorial Department

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Jane Jankovic ... commissioning editor
Jan Moravec ... assistant editor
Eric Wiegand ... assistant editor

Sound Department

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Nicholas de Pencier ... sound recordist (as Nick de Pencier)
Grant Edmonds ... sound mixer
Andrew Hirz ... sound recordist
Rob Shaw ... sound recordist
James Theodore ... sound recordist

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Patrick Stephen Adamcryck ... camera operator
Nicholas de Pencier ... camera operator (as Nick de Pencier)
Siobhan Roberts ... camera operator
John M. Tran ... camera operator

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Elaine Chew ... musician
Eric del Junco ... musician
Niky Kamran ... musician
Charles Small ... musician
Catherine Sulem ... musician

Thanks

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Douglas Bell ... special thanks
Suzanne Blais ... special thanks
Rudy Buttignol ... special thanks
Chandler Davis ... special thanks
Martin L. Demaine ... special thanks
Michele Emmer ... special thanks
Ken Finkleman ... special thanks
Eugene Fiume ... special thanks
Susan Fleming ... special thanks
Maya Gallus ... special thanks
Charles Gunn ... special thanks
Michael Helander ... special thanks
Andy Keen ... special thanks
Remi Lacasse ... special thanks
Peter Liepa ... special thanks
Debra Lowry ... special thanks
Zhenghong Lu ... special thanks (as Dr. Zhenghong Lu)
Michael McGuffin ... special thanks
Justine Pimlott ... special thanks
Bonnie Rosenberg ... special thanks
Simone Rosenberg ... special thanks
Doris Schattschneider ... special thanks
Seymour Schuster ... special thanks
Marjorie Senechal ... special thanks
Gail Singer ... special thanks
Adnan Sljoka ... special thanks
Neil Sloane ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines If you see only one film about Euclidean Geometry this year, let this be the one! See more »
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  • The Man Who Saved Geometry (Canada)
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  • 54 min
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