I loved the movie Twister.
Real life twister
I thought Twister was a great movie. It was also a good way to learn something you might otherwise not be interested in finding out about.
The article here is good, but was a little confusing. To me, using movies or television shows as learning tools is a brilliant idea. Viewers end up learning about weather (or whatever the particular movie is based around) without really even realizing that they are learning anything. It's also a fun way to learn something that might otherwise seem boring or confusing for many people.
I can see how this particular article pertains to the movie Twister. In the movie the main characters are storm chasers and use a lot of equipment to find out where the tornadoes are and where they might be headed. They obviously paid a lot of attention to moving systems and changing air
In my opinion, this genre of movie is great. Learning through entertainment is a wonderful way of getting that information out to a large audience. If you were to add in too much scientific information and technical language it would end up being more like an educational film. Many people would probably end up passing over a movie choice like that in favor of something more entertaining. Barry's Response
- When Michael Crichton becomes involved, Chris, it becomes a matter of equal parts entertainment and education.
Here's more about it at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117998/Search
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