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archaeoastronomy in cinema: Cast Away (2000)
 

©2000 Twentieth Century Fox
 
Stranded on a deserted island in the South Pacific following the crash of his Fed Ex airplane, Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) constructs an analemma on a cave wall to track the daily displacement in the shaft of sunlight through a small natural portal. He explains the science and the repetitive annual figure-8 cycle to his sanity companion, Wilson, the volleyball.
 
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