‘Pigness’ (Cinematic and Televisual) – a thesis

One of academia’s most prominent accounts of ‘Pigness’ in motion pictures was authored in 2010 by Dr. Mark von Schlemmer (University of Central Missouri, Department of Communication and Sociology) in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy,  With reference not only to leading examples of cinematic pigs (like Babe and […]

Effect of James Bond on Macaque Brains

This study tests previously untested extremes of the power of James Bond movies: “Functional Connectivity of the Macaque Brain across Stimulus and Arousal States,” Sebastian Moeller, Nambi Nallasamy, Doris Y. Tsao, and Winrich A. Freiwald, Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 29, no. 18, May 6, 2009, pp. 5897-5909. (Thanks to investigator Neil Martin for bringing this to […]

Feuding Paleontologists of Old to Be Played By Famed Actors

Investigator Sally Shelton alerts us to this art/science news, reported by Deadline: Steve Carell & James Gandolfini To Star In HBO Movie About Feuding Paleontologists After recently co-starring together in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Steve Carell and James Gandolfini are reuniting for another comedic movie, this time on TV. Carell and Gandolfini are set to […]

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