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The Whole Equation of Sundance Movies.

Photo of Eric Kohn By Eric Kohn | Eric Kohn January 24, 2009 at 6:11AM

The Whole Equation of Sundance Movies.
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I couldn't make it through Hollywood historian David Bordwell's self-righteously verbose tome, The Whole Equation, but I can't get enough of that title. Even when not formulaic, movies are formulas. And since I've been watching a whole helluva lot of them this week (getting close to thirty by Friday night), I can't get the numbers out of my head. Here's sampling of some of the cinematic math involved in my own reactions to a few Sundance stand-outs. I reviewed these films in miniaturized form here.



The Office

PLUS


The West Wing

EQUALS


In the Loop



2001: A Space Odyssey


TIMES


Multiplicity


EQUALS


Moon




Happiness

PLUS


Election

MINUS


American Beauty

EQUALS



Push