Parents' Guide to

Science of the Movies

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun but jargon-heavy peek behind your favorite film scenes.

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Remember the look on Charlie's face when he steps into Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and gets the OK to taste and touch to his heart's content? Well for film junkie Williams, no oversized gummy bear could compare to the joy of operating Milo -- the world's most precise motion control system -- or playing with the miniatures used to cast Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. His excitement about the subject matter is the catalyst that makes the show's content both interesting and comprehensible for the average, non-technically savvy viewer.

So if you're a grown-up who's ever wondered how Hollywood puts on such a good show, then Science of the Movies is for you. Young kids will probably be bored, but if your tweens and teens take an interest, don't hesitate to grab a bowl of popcorn and tune in with them, since the show celebrates the combination of science and human imagination -- and might just spark theirs in the process.

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