MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)

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The Giant Claw (1957)
Fred F. Sears (director)
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Known as possibly one of the worst horror movies of the 20th century, The Giant Claw tells the story of a huge bird from an anti-matter universe who terrorizes airplane pilots (but apparently, not movie audiences). In addition, it is notable for featuring a female mathematician who is flying on board one of the endangered flights to run radar tests. For most people, this alone would not make the film worth watching, but if you're interested in portrayals of female mathematicians in fiction, this is one you should probably check out.

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Works Similar to The Giant Claw
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. Phase IV by Mayo Simon (writer) / Saul Bass (director)
  2. It was the Monster from the Fourth Dimension by Al Feldstein
  3. The Judge's House by Bram Stoker
  4. You Don't Scare Me by John Farris
  5. The Object by Alex Kasman
  6. Immortal Bird by H. Russell Wakefield
  7. Brain Dead by Charles Beaumont (writer) / Adam Simon (director)
  8. To Walk the Night by William Sloane
  9. The Book of Irrational Numbers by Michael Marshall Smith
  10. The Happening by M. Night Shyamalan (writer and director)
Ratings for The Giant Claw:
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Mathematical Content:
1/5 (1 votes)
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Literary Quality:
1/5 (1 votes)
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Categories:
GenreHorror,
MotifFemale Mathematicians,
Topic
MediumFilms,

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