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Mathematics Goes to the Movies

by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross


Virgin Suicides (1999)

Mr Lisbon is a math teacher whose five daughters commit suicide.
Note decimal expansion of Pi above blackboard

Father giving a math class
All right, so if we have... These are Venn diagrams, as you remember. If we have “A” and “B” intersecting and “A” and “B” (draws two diagrams). If “A” intersects “B”, we have this area. And if “A” is the union with “B”, we have all of the circle(s?) plus the intersection. These are the laws of intersection and union. OK?

Trip Fontaine asks Lux out. Blackboard in the background.

Father talking to himself
…plus one and if the exponential is time, then you’d have as you approach..