Wednesday, September 12, 2007

This can't be right

From Giglio's Reel Politicians (1995, p. 130), which I've assigned to my students:
While much of the action in the film [No Way Out] takes place inside the Pentagon, the audience receives virtually no information about this octagonal building or the workings of the defense department....
Octagonal building?


Anonymous said...

I did my dissertation on this. The Pentagon, it turns out, has five sides of equal length, like one of those mathematical figures--I can't remember the name of it, but it's between a "square" and a "hexagon."

lidzville said...

He's just trying to confuse the terrorists. They're going to paint the White House blue.