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US Director Changes Film Title to Honour Nikola Tesla’s Birthday
Wild Rooster ^ | July 10, 2013 | Marcus Agar

Posted on 07/11/2013 1:56:40 PM PDT by Ravnagora

The overwhelming reception for his forthcoming biopic about Nikola Tesla has led American director Michael Anton to deliver a new name to sum up the iconic nature of the man and his unique legacy.

“Nikola Tesla does not need a controversial label,’ said Michael Anton. “The fact that his name is not as familiar as it should be is one of the issues we intend to address with this film, which has progressed from a strong script with a modest budget into a potential voice that will finally break the great silence that is the history of Nikola Tesla.

“From now on, this film will be simply titled TESLA. Nothing more, nothing less.”

The new title, announced on the anniversary of Tesla’s birth, reflects the iconic nature of the man and his legacy.

Tesla Biopic to Shoot in the US & Serbia

The most talked-about film in the Balkans will shoot in the USA and Serbia in October 2013. The incredible story of the man who gave light to the 20th century will be told on screen in an international film to be simply titled, TESLA.

Today’s announcement was made at the R:brand Serbia Conference in a statement shared by Aleksandra Drecun, director of the Republic of Serbia Centre for the Promotion of Science. The conference in Novi Sad, attended by Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, is part of the world famous EXIT festival, which attracts an international audience of many tens of thousands.

“Tesla was a man of his generation. Many consider him to have invented the twentieth century,’ Michael said in a statement. “His story must not be kept from the rest of the world. Tesla deserves to have a voice not only among the American people, but with everyone..."

(Excerpt) Read more at wild-rooster.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: movies; nikolatesla; science; serbs; tesla

1 posted on 07/11/2013 1:56:40 PM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: joan; Smartass; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; vooch; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 07/11/2013 1:58:41 PM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora

Truly a man who ranks among the greatest inventors of all time. Virtually every life on the planet today is influenced in some way daily by the inventions of Tesla.


3 posted on 07/11/2013 2:01:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Ravnagora

4 posted on 07/11/2013 2:04:11 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Ravnagora

A man who mistook the effects of a collapsing magnetic field for a mysterious force that powers the universe.


5 posted on 07/11/2013 2:07:12 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

Find me a scientist who never made a similar mistake... and I’ll find you a poor scientist.


6 posted on 07/11/2013 2:09:45 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
Find me a scientist who never made a similar mistake... and I’ll find you a poor scientist.

I didn't say Tesla was a bad scientist. I don't think he was Einstein. I think that - as a scientist - he was somewhere between Edison and Steinmetz. As a showman, he was somewhere between Donald Trump and Uri Geller.

The thing is, history doesn't venerate Edison and Steinmetz for their showmanship.

And history won't remember Trump and Geller at all.

7 posted on 07/11/2013 2:13:00 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

8 posted on 07/11/2013 2:14:43 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Steely Tom

“Why do magnets attract ferrous materials yet have no apparent effect on non-ferrous materials? How fast do magnetic fields propagate?


9 posted on 07/11/2013 2:17:33 PM PDT by semaj
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To: EEGator
"Captain Hindsight."

Well, the whole peer review process is mostly about hindsight, isn't it?

Why, just this very day, we had the CDC, a department of the mighty United States Government, admitting that all the talk about how horrible salt for human dietary health is nothing but so much bush-wa.

I guess that's Captain Hindsight too. So ignore it.

10 posted on 07/11/2013 2:17:54 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

The article was to honor Tesla, and you only have some negative bullshit to spout off. WTF have you done so great to improve the world?


11 posted on 07/11/2013 2:21:26 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Steely Tom

i create things constantly. sometimes they work. sometimes they don’t. either way, the process can sometimes lead to new discoveries or ideas.

this is the process of invention.

those that criticize the failures of inventors are rarely, if ever, capable of inventing anything themselves.


12 posted on 07/11/2013 2:27:54 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Steely Tom
The thing is, history doesn't venerate Edison and Steinmetz for their showmanship.

History venerates Edison largely because he got away with his theft of Tesla's ideas. Edison was a "Direct Current" man right up to and beyond the point where it was conclusively shown that AC was able to scale up dramatically. DC can run automobile starters and radios pretty well. AC powers industry.

In fact, Tesla's name is used to denote a measure of magnetic flux density. This is an acknowledgement that Mr. Tesla's contributions to the field were substantial. Mr. Edison's name is remembered in the naming of the standard light bulb socket.

13 posted on 07/11/2013 2:29:27 PM PDT by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: semaj
Why do magnets attract ferrous materials yet have no apparent effect on non-ferrous materials?

Magnetic fields attract ferrous metals because the magnetic field lines set up by the magnet create "magnetic domains" within a piece of ferrous metal. The interconnected system of magnet and magnetic domains has less total energy than the magnet alone has. The force you feel between a magnet and a chunk of ferrous metal is the result of the tendency of physical systems to assume the lowest available total energy state. Mathematically, it results from the fact that force is the first derivative of energy with respect to position. Thermodynamically, it is a consequence of Newton's second law.

Non-ferrous metals do not exhibit this "magnetic domain" phenomenon, so magnetic fields have no effect on them, at least when they are at rest with respect to the magnet.

Electrically conductive materials (including metals) are affected by magnetic fields when they are moving. Here is a video that shows this phenomenon, which is called "Lenz's Law."

By the way, a "ferrous metal" is simply a metal that contains a substantial amount of iron (Fe, or "ferrum" in Latin). Other elements exhibit magnetic domain behavior as well, specifically cobalt and (surprisingly) oxygen.

How fast do magnetic fields propagate?

Magnetic fields do not "propagate," at least not in the same sense as photons propagate. That's why the strength of magnetic fields dies off very quickly as you get farther from the source of the magnetic field.

That said, changes in magnetic field strength move from one point within the field to another at the speed of light. This is because magnetic fields, like electric fields, are "carried" by photons.

Under the theory of quantum electrodynamics, every type of field has a corresponding particle that "carries" it.

14 posted on 07/11/2013 2:36:20 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: tpmintx
In fact, Tesla's name is used to denote a measure of magnetic flux density. This is an acknowledgement that Mr. Tesla's contributions to the field were substantial. Mr. Edison's name is remembered in the naming of the standard light bulb socket.

Good point! I guess I have to agree.

15 posted on 07/11/2013 2:37:18 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: tpmintx

I believe Tesla heirs even ended up winning the patent to radio over Marconi. However it really ended up being an acknowledgement more than a money maker.


16 posted on 07/11/2013 2:37:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: wattojawa

Ping.


17 posted on 07/11/2013 2:37:55 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: cripplecreek
Truly a man who ranks among the greatest inventors of all time. Virtually every life on the planet today is influenced in some way daily by the inventions of Tesla.

I very much agree. Interesting, is I and probably most others hadn't heard of the man until high school. He should have been mentioned in the same light as Marconi and Edison. Funny how history is written.

18 posted on 07/11/2013 2:41:49 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: onedoug

ping


19 posted on 07/11/2013 2:48:21 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: catfish1957

Edison was a fabulous manager and thinker, a very good engineer, but not that great of a scientist. In my opinion, Edison’s greatest invention was organized research and development, which has lead to virtually every invention AFTER Edison. Before his time, almost all inventions were developed by lone scientists and “crackpots”.


20 posted on 07/11/2013 2:57:38 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Ravnagora

Re-ping!


21 posted on 07/11/2013 2:58:41 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: The Antiyuppie

That’s a great point. Edison invented the R&D lab.


22 posted on 07/11/2013 2:59:26 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Ravnagora

http://www.teslamotors.com/

I saw my first Tesla auto last weekend! Very beautiful!


23 posted on 07/11/2013 2:59:59 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Steely Tom

You clearly don’t know history if you think Edison is > Tesla.

I suggest you read some.


24 posted on 07/11/2013 3:04:56 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain
You clearly don’t know history if you think Edison is > Tesla.

I suggest you read some.

Well, I do read quite a bit.

I never said [Tesla] < [Edison].

I said Tesla ranks between Edison and Steinmetz. I assumed that anyone would know that [Edison] < [Steinmetz], at least in terms of their contributions to science.

Especially one who's as avid a reader as yourself.

Thus, I rank them as follows:

[Edison] < [Tesla] < [Steinmetz]

Now, I would be the first to agree that the proper ranking might be as follows:

[Edison] < [Steinmetz] < [Tesla]

I think that Tesla was a very good scientist, highly motivated, with a sincere love for science and an excellent mind. Also a visionary, but Edison and Steinmetz were visionaries too.

I think Steinmetz had the same characteristics, but was almost a zero in the showmanship department. Of course, he wasn't nearly as good-looking as Tesla. That might have something to do with it. I'm not trying to be ironic.

25 posted on 07/11/2013 3:15:27 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Ravnagora

The name of Tesla attracted a bit of un-planned attention about 30 years ago when a street in a new subdivision of Madison, Wis., was to be named in his honor. The sign painter erred, and the street remains known today as Telsa Drive.


26 posted on 07/11/2013 3:18:32 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Ravnagora
Michael Rennie would have been a great actor to portray Tesla.

27 posted on 07/11/2013 3:34:45 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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GREAT! Haven’t been to a theater in 20 years, but I won’t miss this one! A personal hero of mine.
“ Many consider him to have invented the twentieth century,”
No doubt. I was rebuilding an ancient King of Prussia turret punch years ago. One of the ID plates on the motor cited several Tesla patents!
BTW, Edison did not invent the light bulb. He just made it practical. He purchased the patents for it. Still, a laudable achievement. But Tesla was far more important to the way we live today than Edison.


28 posted on 07/11/2013 3:43:49 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Ravnagora

Sounds like a film we may actually go to see.


29 posted on 07/11/2013 3:44:02 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Steely Tom

+1


30 posted on 07/11/2013 3:47:11 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Ravnagora

There was a little Tesla in "The Prestige". ".....The film features Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier, Christian Bale as Alfred Borden, and David Bowie as Nikola Tesla. It also stars Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, and Andy Serkis........"

31 posted on 07/11/2013 4:38:25 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Ravnagora

I await with great anticipation this films release.


32 posted on 07/11/2013 4:50:08 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: zot; grey man

Tesla tickle


33 posted on 07/11/2013 5:28:36 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping.

I think Tesla’s invention of the alternating current motor-generator system is benefiting more people right now than any other invention.


34 posted on 07/11/2013 6:03:04 PM PDT by zot
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To: Steely Tom

Thanks for the fine response. I appreciate the information as magnets have always fascinated me. I feel that there needs to be more research done to harness the power of magnets and also the force of gravity which I hope one day will be harnessed for space travel.


35 posted on 07/12/2013 5:54:23 AM PDT by semaj
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To: Ravnagora

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ1Mz7kGVf0&sns=em


36 posted on 07/29/2013 3:22:12 PM PDT by Dragonfly
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To: EEGator
The article was to honor Tesla,

The article is to promote a film, and Tesla was far from perfect.

37 posted on 07/29/2013 3:28:48 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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