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Charles Murray   7/24/2013 8:10:29 PM
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Yes, Elon Musk's SpaceX story would be a good idea for a biography, Rob. Which reminds me, I'm told that the Astronaut Farmer was supposed to be a pretty good engineering movie. (I haven't seen it, though.)

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Charles Murray   6/12/2013 7:39:59 PM
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Yes, Rob, I agree. The crash scene in Castaway was frighteningly realistic.  

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Rob Spiegel   6/10/2013 8:19:46 PM
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Yes, that was great. They even explained why it worked. Beyond the crash -- which quickly became one of my favorites -- it was a terrific character study.

Other great crash scenes:

Alive

Castaway

First episode of Lost

 

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Re: Best Engineering Movie
Charles Murray   6/5/2013 7:15:54 PM
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Thanks for the Dam Busters recommendation, Debera. I'm going to watch it. And, yes, I too think that Bridge on the River Kwai was an awesome engineering movie.

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Debera Harward   6/5/2013 4:10:21 AM
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Dam Busters is also one of the good engineering movie it shows how british engineer developed a special bomb used to attack hydroelectric dams during world war 2

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Best Engineering Movie
Debera Harward   6/5/2013 4:05:27 AM
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Thanks Jon, I will definitely watch Azorian being an engineer i am too much into engineering movies no doubt flight of Pheonix and No Highway In The Sky are one of the best engineering movies. But i would like to share that BRIDGE ON RIVER KWAI is also an excellent engineering movie for civil engineers it shows how the British prisonors during world war 2 were ordered to construct a bridge in order to acomodate a railway under the supervision of Nicholson.

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Charles Murray   6/4/2013 8:05:21 PM
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 I've got another one for the list. Although it's not an engineering movie per se, I enjoyed the upside-down flight scene in the movie, Flight.

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Charles Murray   12/20/2012 6:24:19 PM
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I agree, Rob. A biography of Elon Musk would make great reading.

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No Highway in the Sky
Charles Murray   12/20/2012 6:23:11 PM
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I recently rented a copy of the movie, "No Highway in the Sky" with James Stewart. And, yes, it's dated, but it still holds up well as an engineering movie after more than 50 years

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Rob Spiegel   8/22/2012 11:36:19 AM
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Good questions, Chuck. That's a good story for a movie. Maybe the novel or biography has to be written first. Feel like writing a novel or biography?

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