Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for "practical wisdom" as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.
"The Story of Stuff" is a 20-minute film that takes viewers on a very provocative and eye-opening tour of the real costs of our consumer driven culture. In a very straightforward and open way, this short video shows viewers how from its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad. Download it with a .torrent file or straight from the website.
Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one. An astonishing story.
When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.
By night they leave their graves, crawling, shambling, through empty streets, whimpering, pleading, begging for his blood!
The Shining, The Exorcist and The Omen are all films that owe some of their stylistic approach to this film. This is the film that re-wrote the rules of the horror genre as it went along, whilst acting as both social critique and fond homage to 'The Birds' as well.
Romero set in place a steady breakdown of all our assumptions of the horror film, which he then utilised to full effect through the rest of this film and the two superb sequels that followed.