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Flatland: The Movie is an exciting half-hour animated film based on Edwin Abbott's classic novel. Flatland is an entirely two-dimensional world where different shapes live, work, and play--all under the rule of the evil Circles who are determined to keep the third dimension a secret, at any cost. The story follows Arthur Square (Martin Sheen) and his curious granddaughter Hex (Kristen Bell). When the mysterious visitor Spherius (Michael York) arrives from Spaceland, Arthur and Hex face grave danger as they begin to come to terms with the truth of the third dimension. Combining action, drama, geometry, and sociopolitical commentary, this moving story challenges audiences to grasp the limitations of their assumptions about reality and to think about the possibility of higher and previously inconceivable dimensions (both literal and metaphorical).
Winner of the 2008 Berlin Special Jury Award, MathFilm Festival
"The animation of Flatland stays close to the original in spirit, reinterpreting the tale for today's audiences. . . . I can imagine young people being intrigued by the ideas. . . . The main objective is to have fun playing around with the dimensional analogy, and I'd say the animation does that very well indeed."--Ian Stewart, Notices of the American Mathematical Society
Great! Perfect for when you are about to start a unit on volume and 3 dimensional figures.Published 5 months ago by Greg Shaver
This movie is very entertaining and thought-provoking. I let my geometry class watch the extras on the DVD, and it led to many interesting discussions. Read morePublished 6 months ago by LP
Loved the movie, I will be buying #2...Sphereland! Interesting how a children's movie about geometry parallels a deeper meaning of our society today. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Suzie M Murphy
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There IS a DVD version (which you can also purchase securely at www.flatlandthemovie.com) but in early 2008 Princeton Press will release a new hardback edition of the book with artwork from the movie and the screenplay. Somehow the details of both products got mangled... hopefully temporarily.
Nov 16, 2007 by Dano | See all 2 posts
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