MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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The Capsule (2010)
Miceal Og O\'Donnell (writer and director)
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A former mathematician who has tape on his glasses, a sleeping bag on his back and talks just like Dustin Hoffman in Rain Main is ordered by his doctor to be more social (to get out of his "capsule"). So, he befriends a woman named Apple who sleeps behind his house and has remarkably good makeup for a homeless person. I do not think I could bear to watch any more of this short film than this brief YouTube excerpt. If you have seen the rest and could add any additional comments, I would be most grateful.

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Ratings for The Capsule:
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Mathematical Content:
2/5 (2 votes)
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Literary Quality:
3.67/5 (3 votes)
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Categories:
Genre
MotifAnti-social Mathematicians, Insanity, Autism,
Topic
MediumFilms,

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