MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Stand-In (1937)
Tay Garnett
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Leslie Howard plays a typical Hollywood mathematical genius: emotionless, conceited, and convinced that everything can be understood through mathematics. (Well, one out of three isn't bad!) It takes a trip to Tinsel Town and a beautiful actress to make him see the errors of his ways.

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Works Similar to Stand-In
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. Slightly Perfect / Are you with it? by George Malcolm-Smith (Novel) / Sam Perrin (Script) / George Balzer (Script)
  2. She Wrote the Book by Oscar Brodney (writer) / Warren Wilson (writer) / Charles Lamont (director)
  3. Erasmus with Freckles [aka Dear Brigitte] by John Haase
  4. The Geometrics of Johnny Day by Nelson Bond
  5. Tracking the Random Variable by Marcos Donnelly
  6. Don Juan oder die Liebe zur Geometrie by Max Frisch
  7. Chronicles of a Comer by K.M O'Donnell (aka Barry N. Malzberg)
  8. A Fable for Moderns by Lord Dunsany
  9. Odile by Raymond Queneau
  10. Silas P. Cornu's Dry Calculator by Henry Hering
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Categories:
GenreHumorous,
MotifAnti-social Mathematicians, Math as Cold/Dry/Useless, Romance,
TopicMathematical Finance,
MediumFilms,

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