Friday, September 16, 2005


The movie Proof opens today after more than two years after a number of the scenes were filmed at the University of Chicago, some right in Ryerson (home to computer science). The movie got caught up in the Disney-Miramax divorce and is one of a half-dozen movies being released by Miramax before the September 30 separation date.

I saw the play as part of the excursion during the 2002 QIP conference and enjoyed it though I felt the mathematician's life didn't feel right, it went a bit too far on the pressure to produce.

I rarely see non-children's movies in the theaters these days so I probably won't see Proof until it is out on DVD. But let me know what you think about the film (careful about spoilers) and who makes the better mathematician: Jake Gyllenhaal (Proof) or David Krumholtz (Numb3rs).


  1. It's not out for everyone today. Just at special theatres across the country.. The real release is on the 23rd. I can't wait to see it

  2. I also saw the play, put on by a local theatre company here in Schenectady. After a previous group from the math department corrected the actors on how to pronounce "Gauss" it was really quite good... I'm looking forward to the movie.

  3. Well the pronounciation I've always heard is GAUS. What pronounciation did the theatre group initially use?