a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|Geometria (1987) || Guillermo del Toro (Writer and Director) |
|A boy whose father has died and who is in danger of failing his math class summons a demon, asking him to reunite his family and to ensure that he never fails geometry again. Both wishes are granted, though not as the boy had hoped, and this is due at least in part to his difficulties with geometry.
This gory short film was an early work by the now famous director Guillermo del Toro. It is loosely based on the story Naturally by Fredric Brown.
Thanks to Steve Green who wrote to tell me about its existence and also pointed out that it is posted on YouTube (although it looks like it was made by pointing a camera at a television screen and so the image quality is very low).
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Exciting News: The total number of works of mathematical fiction listed in this database recently reached a milestone. The 1,500th entry is The Man of Forty Crowns by Voltaire. Thanks to Vijay Fafat for writing the summary of that work (and so many others). I am also grateful to everyone who has contributed to this website. Heck, I'm grateful to everyone who visited the site. Thank you!
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