Flatland: The Movie Edition

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Princeton University Press, Mar 1, 2009 - Fiction
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Edwin Abbott's beloved mathematical adventure novel Flatland (1884) is being introduced to a whole new generation of readers and viewers through Flatland: The Movie, a dramatic computer-animated adaptation starring Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Michael York, Tony Hale, and Joe Estevez. This book is the companion to the movie--and the ultimate edition of the classic book on which it is based. A beautiful, large-format volume, Flatland: The Movie Edition includes: the full text of the original novel; the screenplay of the movie; essays on the making of the movie by the writers and filmmakers--producer Seth Caplan, director Jeffrey Travis, and director and animator Dano Johnson; color illustrations; and a new introduction by Thomas Banchoff, a Brown University mathematician and Flatland authority who served as an advisor to the filmmakers. By describing the challenges the filmmakers faced in updating a Victorian mathematical allegory for a new generation and transforming it into a compelling animated story, Flatland: The Movie Edition makes watching the movie and reading Abbott's book even more illuminating and enjoyable. You'll never think about the multiple dimensions of space in the same way again.
  

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Contents

The Book
1
The Movie
89
Screenplay
107
Movie Credits
163
About the Contributors
167
Copyright

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Edwin A. Abbott was born December 20, 1838. He attended City of London School and Cambridge, where he was an honor student in the classics. Following the career path of his father, Abbott was ordained an Anglican minister. Later he rejected a career as a clergyman and at the age of twenty-six, he returned to City of London School as Headmaster, a position he held for twenty-five years. Always curious about views from varying perspectives, he promoted a liberal attitude toward people of differing backgrounds. As president of the Teachers Training Society, for example, he lobbied for access to university education for women. He resigned as Headmaster at age fifty-three in protest of proposed changes to the mission of the school. Abbott wrote more than fifty books on widely different topics. He had published two series of his sermons while at Cambridge, a book on Shakespearean grammar, and accounts of his efforts to admit women to higher education. His most notable work is Flatland, written in 1884. Flatland is still widely read by both mathematicians and science-fiction readers because of its portrayal of the idea of higher dimensions. The narrator, a two-dimensional square called A Square happens into a three-dimensional world where he gains a wider vision into objects in his two-dimensional home. The book was a favorite with C. S. Lewis. Abbott died on October 12, 1926.

Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), the author of more than fifty books, was headmaster of the City of London School and one of the leading educators of his time. Thomas Banchoff, a professor of mathematics at Brown University, is an authority on Abbott. "Flatland: The Movie" was written by producer "Seth Caplan", director "Jeffrey Travis", and director and animator "Dano Johnson". Caplan's film "Duncan Removed" received a student Emmy and was a student Academy Award finalist. He is also the producer of "In Search of a Midnight Kiss". Travis is an award-winning filmmaker who directed and wrote "Except For Danny", a 20th Century Fox television pilot. Johnson's animated short films, music videos, and political advertisements have won multiple awards and been shown in many film festivals.

Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), the author of more than fifty books, was headmaster of the City of London School and one of the leading educators of his time. Thomas Banchoff, a professor of mathematics at Brown University, is an authority on Abbott. "Flatland: The Movie" was written by producer "Seth Caplan", director "Jeffrey Travis", and director and animator "Dano Johnson". Caplan's film "Duncan Removed" received a student Emmy and was a student Academy Award finalist. He is also the producer of "In Search of a Midnight Kiss". Travis is an award-winning filmmaker who directed and wrote "Except For Danny", a 20th Century Fox television pilot. Johnson's animated short films, music videos, and political advertisements have won multiple awards and been shown in many film festivals.

Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), the author of more than fifty books, was headmaster of the City of London School and one of the leading educators of his time. Thomas Banchoff, a professor of mathematics at Brown University, is an authority on Abbott. "Flatland: The Movie" was written by producer "Seth Caplan", director "Jeffrey Travis", and director and animator "Dano Johnson". Caplan's film "Duncan Removed" received a student Emmy and was a student Academy Award finalist. He is also the producer of "In Search of a Midnight Kiss". Travis is an award-winning filmmaker who directed and wrote "Except For Danny", a 20th Century Fox television pilot. Johnson's animated short films, music videos, and political advertisements have won multiple awards and been shown in many film festivals.

Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), the author of more than fifty books, was headmaster of the City of London School and one of the leading educators of his time. Thomas Banchoff, a professor of mathematics at Brown University, is an authority on Abbott. "Flatland: The Movie" was written by producer "Seth Caplan", director "Jeffrey Travis", and director and animator "Dano Johnson". Caplan's film "Duncan Removed" received a student Emmy and was a student Academy Award finalist. He is also the producer of "In Search of a Midnight Kiss". Travis is an award-winning filmmaker who directed and wrote "Except For Danny", a 20th Century Fox television pilot. Johnson's animated short films, music videos, and political advertisements have won multiple awards and been shown in many film festivals.