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Movie scenes with charts/graphs?

So I'm working on a project and wondering if there are any (relatively famous) scenes from films that involve a character(s) holding up or pointing to or referencing some type of pie chart, bar graph, that kind of thing.

Any ideas? Thanks.
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An Inconvenient Truth.

Saving Silverman.

The Kids in the Hall have a plethora of boardroom scenes using charts and graphs.
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the ending of Shutter Island
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Re: Movie scenes with charts/graphs?

Friz Freleng directed a Warner Bros. cartoon called "By Word of Mouse" (1954) that contained an economics lecture in the form of a cat-chasing-mice cartoon. It must have had a lot of graphs and pie charts. Here's a pic from it:


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046813/plotsummary

Also, there must be a comedy from the 1960s set in the advertising or TV worlds that used pie charts and graphs. I can't think of one offhand. I just saw LOVER COME BACK, set on Madison Avenue, but I didn't notice anything in it that's relevant to this discussion. Look at stuff like:
THE THRILL OF IT ALL
GOOD NEIGHBOR SAM
SEX AND THE SINGLE GIRL

And, what about A BEAUTIFUL MIND?
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It's weird. I know I've seen several examples, but few come to mind.

Didn't JFK have a chart showing the bullet trajectory?
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Doesn't count?

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Not sure if this fits your category, but the chalkboard scene from Back to the Future Part II has always been one of my favorite movie scenes of all time

I actually solved a computer data entry problem at a state job one time using the same explanation as Doc (except I explained via a dry erase board)...haha
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Superman: The Movie

Lex Luthor points to two different maps showing what will happen before and after his manufactured earthquake.
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OP, make sure you explain this diagram in detail ... right before you get fired/expelled
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Doesn't count?

first thing I thought of
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South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut. A pie chart showing the percentage that each of Canada's industries contributes to its overall economy (Terrence & Philips, X Files Filming, etc).

An Inconvenient Truth.
Which brings up the obvious recommendation of The Simpsons Movie.
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There's a progress chart in Stay Tuned.
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I suspect there are some (definitely in the original TV version, don't remember in the movie version) in the various Guide articles in Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

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