Skip to comments.US Director Changes Film Title to Honour Nikola Tesla’s Birthday
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 Teslas 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.
Todays 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 Serbias 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..."
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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.
A man who mistook the effects of a collapsing magnetic field for a mysterious force that powers the universe.
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.
“Why do magnets attract ferrous materials yet have no apparent effect on non-ferrous materials? How fast do magnetic fields propagate?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Good point! I guess I have to agree.
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.
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.
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”.
That’s a great point. Edison invented the R&D lab.
I saw my first Tesla auto last weekend! Very beautiful!
You clearly don’t know history if you think Edison is > Tesla.
I suggest you read some.
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.
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.
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.
Sounds like a film we may actually go to see.
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........"
I await with great anticipation this films release.
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.
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.
The article is to promote a film, and Tesla was far from perfect.