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2020 is a reminder of just how important science is in every aspect of our lives. With a global pandemic that has lasted for months on end and sadly taken hundreds of thousands of lives prematurely, scientists hold the key to restoring our safety and previous way of life. However, scientists are unfortunately not always respected, let alone believed. And yet, their contributions extend beyond technological advancements and medicine, but into art as well. They are being utilized more and more in film and television, but appreciation can still go unnoticed and unappreciated despite their esoteric knowledge. Thanks to scientific consultants, characters are more realistic, storylines are more probable, and science on screen is more entertaining.

In order to dive deeper into this process, I recently spoke with scientific consultant P. James Schuck on his contributions to director Michael Almereydas latest film, the stunning biopic Tesla

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tesla movie review

The word Teslais mostly associated with Elon Musks company these days, but it was named after a famous scientist who was way ahead of his time. Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was an inventor, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, and futurist who conjured theories of text messages and fiber optic internet in the late 1800s. While some films have previously portrayed the famous scientist, notably The Current War and The Prestige, none ignite an eclectic vibrancy quite like writer/director Michael Almereydas Tesla

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tesla trailer

The movie biopic has become so rote that even the word can elicit a sense of nagging boredom. So how do you inject some life into the prestigious, but ultimately by-the-numbers, biographical drama? By hitting it with a little lightning. Tesla stars Ethan Hawke as the groundbreaking inventor Nikola Tesla, whose discoveries in wireless energy would change the world. And with his fourth wall-breaking biopic Tesla, director Michael Almereyda hopes to change our perception of the genre.

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