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Mathematics Goes to the Movies

by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross


No Way Out (1987)

Sam (George Dzundza) and David are trying to recreate a photograph from a polaroid negative.
SAM: I’m not satisfied with the way this is coming up. The eigenvalue is off.
DAVID: Looks alright to me.
SAM: No, We’re pulling away from our reference information. I advised them to program a Fourier transform.