August 5, 2015 Leave a Comment
Before there was Rocky Balboa, there was the real life Rocky Marciano. A heavy hitter with the best chin in boxing, Marciano may be the best Heavyweight fighter of all time.
Finding the stories in life
Some of Hollywood’s best films from days of yore are disappearing. Literally.
Despite being the highest grossing film of 1919, only three minutes of The Miracle Man starring Lon Chaney still exist. Potential masterpieces by the grandfather of special effects Georges Méliès were lost to decay, neglect and recycling.
“The largest part of the cultural heritage of 20th-century of America [is] deteriorating,” says Balazs Nyari, founder of film restoration company Cineric Inc. Groups like Nyari’s and the Martin Scorsese-lead Film Foundation, however, are actively working to save motion pictures and keep that cultural heritage alive in the 21st century.
Contrary to popular belief, the internet is not forever. Our digital heritage needs to be saved and the people at archive.org are the ones brave enough to do it.
Check out the real life military tech that inspired the future weapons in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
At the bottom of a steamer trunk in the closet of the Office of Tibet forgotten for 50 years, Tenzin Phuntsog stumbled upon films shot in pre-occupation Tibet. Finding the artifacts, however, was just the beginning of his quest to save Tibetan film culture.
November 7, 2013 Leave a Comment
A video I made for TIME explaining how celebrities are coming back from the dead….to sell you something.