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mrandol
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re: Put aside the science-fiction movies: what are the best "engineering" movies?
mrandol   11/30/2010 12:34:46 AM
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World's Fastest Indian Burt Munro from NZ sets the land speed record at the Bonneville land speed time trials with a motorcycle essentially hand made from scrap. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0412080/

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gronk   11/29/2010 9:43:59 PM
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I liked the Blue Lagoon. Wait, what was the question?

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xzxzc   11/29/2010 4:26:18 PM
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Fitzcaraldo and The Right Stuff, of course.

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James.Brakefield   11/26/2010 9:25:58 PM
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Seems like serious engineering only appears in comedy form: There are parts of "The Brothers Grimm" 2005 that show the mechanical engineering of the time? "Deal of the Century" with Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver & Gregory Hines has a part where a piloted plane competes with a UAV which foreshadows today's military.

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Silicon_Smith   11/26/2010 3:11:43 PM
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Pirates of the silicon valley comes to mind. Also, 'The Big Bang Theory' is great! More science than engineering there..

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Ally   11/26/2010 1:14:50 PM
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Being Scottish, I have to say the Flying Scotsman; a true story about Greame Obree, a cyclist who built his own cycle and beat the world one hour record as well as other titles http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472268/ I knew Greame at school and his real life story is incredible http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graeme_Obree

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arcomp.code   11/26/2010 7:33:04 AM
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Race The Sun (1996) was a good one!

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kg5q   11/26/2010 4:33:52 AM
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The Hunt for Red October was good - so was crimson tide. Of course the movies 2001 and 2010 - they were science fiction however... many of the predictions have come true and some are funny like Pan-am airlines featured in 2001 or the bell labs video phone. Many engineering marvels we have exceeded today and some we are painfully behind in like todays space program is a shadow of what it was in the US at that time.

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allananthony   11/26/2010 12:35:18 AM
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It's about 12 years old now, but "October Sky" is an inspirational and wonderful engineering movie.

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Etmax   11/25/2010 9:34:17 AM
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Hmm I don't remember a "Flight of the Phoenix" movie from 1965 where James Stewart did any engineering, but there was one with James Stewart where Hardy Kruger did some engineering on converting a twin engine plane to a single engine one.

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