Movie Scientist Blogathon: Day 3 Recap – The Lonely

Today’s Movie Scientist posts look at the lonely, often isolated nature of scientific work. The movies below examine movie scientists who work alone, or as part of a small, secluded team.

Thanks to all of you for your research, observations and hard work over these past three days. We were so impressed by your selection of films and what you wrote about them.

Also, a special thank you to Christina Wehner for being a wonderful co-host.

Christina Wehner: Gojira (1954)

Cinematic Scribblings: Letter Never Sent (1959)

Critica Retrô: Eyes Without a Face (1960)

Sometimes They Go to Eleven: Silent Running (1972)

Blogferatu: The Invisible Man (1933)

The Midnite Drive-In: Forbidden Planet (1956)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood: Roxanne (1987)

Diary of a Movie Maniac: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

Taking Up Room: The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Silver Screenings: Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)

Silver Screen Classics: The Island of Lost Souls (1932)

…And More Mad Scientists from Day 2

Cinematic Catharsis: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1921)


Movies Meet Their Match: Despicable Me (2010)

The Dream Book Blog: The Devil-Doll (1936)

Life’s Daily Lessons: The Man with Two Brains (1983)

But Wait! Another Good Scientist from Day 1

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: Back to the Future Trilogy



  1. A great collection of movies; I’ll be reading the essays over the next day or three. Loads pf thanks, Ruth, to you and Christina for having put this event together.

    Quite a few of my favorite movies are science-based movies about scientists, like A Beautiful Mind, Infinity, The Man who Knew Infinity, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything . . . For this blogathon’s 2018 iteration I’d love, if I have time, to post about a few of the movies in that (sub)genre.

    Hm. I’ve been thinking for a while about starting a site to reflect my love for science/history of science. Perhaps this is the ideal excuse . . . but, y’know, so little time . . .

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  2. It was a fun blogathon and you did a great job as host. I was especially glad to see someone review THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS, which is one of Steve Martin’s funniest (and which rarely gets shown).

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