In the late ’40s, the USSR’s citizens were forbidden from listening to foreign-made music. This gave birth to a black market of “bones records” or “ribs” – bootlegs copied on used X-ray film. This documentary is a spinoff of Stephen Coates’ eponymous book.
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“…the art challenges the technology and the technology inspires the art.” As Pixar celebrates its 30th year, Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter looks back on the company’s origin and growth, its films’ effect on audiences and its guiding principle: story is king.
“There’s a rawness to it, a sort of desperation. And that reminds you that this has been made by someone.” Like vinyl records, handmade animation refuses to die despite the abundance of modern alternatives. Monocle looks at some of the new students of this old school.
This neat short film from 1938 shows how voice actors and foley artists performed a radio show. The props and the “child actor” are interesting, but we’re most impressed by the fact that everyone’s all dressed up. And yes, the whole thing is actually a Chevy commercial.
(PG-13: Language) In 1-on-1 video game competitions, players either sit next to each other or far apart. It may seem trivial, but it could affect the success of players and eSports in general. Core-A Gaming explores the arrangements’ origins and consequences.
(PG-13: Language) “It’s worth whatever a fool is willing to pay for it.” Supreme addicts make Apple fans look reasonable. The brand’s style and limited releases mean resellers get away with up to 1200% markups. Complex takes a look at this underground economy.
The Oceanic Preservation Society – the team behind the anti-dolphin hunting film The Cove – infiltrated black markets that sell endangered animals and blasted infographics at the buildings of companies that harm animals. Airs on the Discovery Channel on 12/2/15.
(PG-13: Language) Line 22 is the only 24-hour bus line in California’s pricy Santa Clara Valley. As a result, homeless people take its 1.5 hour route to and fro at night to sleep in relative safety. Elizabeth Lo filmed the night crowd for a week to make her revealing short film.