Thursday, April 9


The Lab Behind the Lens

Several UCLA professors have worked behind the scenes of film and television’s largest franchises, assisting filmmakers in bringing real science to the screen. And while there is bound to be some disagreement between a script and the science that inspired it, read more to see how filmmakers and technical advisors marry the two in hopes of creating entertaining – yet accurate – stories. Read more...





Cast finds parallels between Nazi Germany-satirizing play and modern politics

Playwright Bertolt Brecht mimicked the tactics of early Nazis in his gangster play, but UCLA cast members grounded their characters in modern-day parallels. “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” was written in 1941 in Germany as an allegory for Hitler’s rise to power and follows gangster Arturo Ui’s treacherous ascent to becoming head of a Chicago cauliflower mob. Read more...




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