I wander if anyone of you have some knowledge about relations between abstract algebra and cinema. I'm not searching for movies about mathematics or algebra; I'm searching for some kind of application of algebra in the technical or aesthetic aspect of cinema itself. I would prefer an application of abstract algebra but applications of logic, analysis, topology or set theory also will be appreciated.

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There is a separate ceremony of technical Oscar awards each year. Some of the awards have been for theoretical works, including PhD theses, in computer science, physics and possibly mathematics. A look through the lists may show something based on, or using somewhere, algebra beyond the linear algebra of matrices.

Some of the work in discrete differential geometry is directly motivated by computer graphics. If you consider discrete integrable systems (commutative rings of difference operators) to be "abstract algebra" here is an example: http://arxiv.org/abs/0708.0979 .


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