Category Archives: Film

Russia’s Cultural Capital

I’ve only had the opportunity to visit Saint Petersburg once, but I loved every minute that I spent in Russia’s cultural capital. The absolutely stunning video below offers enchanting aerial views of the gorgeous city. Saint Petersburg is captured in … Continue reading

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When In Rome

Over the years I’ve visited dozens of ancient Roman ruin sites around Europe, but I don’t recall ever seeing any preserved or restored latrines. I recently stumbled upon this fascinating video on personal hygiene and public sanitation in ancient Rome … Continue reading

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A Yule Log for You Type Types

Not in the holiday mood yet ? Try watching this four-hour Yule log video created using wooden type cutouts. Sharp Type recreates the Christmas video staple using one of its most beloved typefaces, Ogg (get it, Yule Ogg?). NB: If … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

“Last Stop For Lost Property” (below) is a short film by Peruvian filmmaker Vincente Cueto that offers a sentimental look at items that were lost in the New York City subway  and bus system and found at a later time. … Continue reading

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Love, Desire, Death

In the fascinating video below, Peter Schade, the Head of the Framing department at Britain’s National Gallery, shows the process of creating six huge matching frames for the Titian: Love Desire Death exhibition. Matthias Wivel, Curator of 16th-century Italian paintings, … Continue reading

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The Driver Is Red

The moving animated documentary below is about how Israeli Mossad agent Zvi Aharoni tracked down and captured Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Argentina 15 years after WWII ended. It is a powerful piece of art and history. The rare … Continue reading

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Every Traveler Needs A Magic Backpack

In the magical video below, actor/comedian/magician Michael Carbonaro demonstrates the extrordinary attributes of an amzing “Swiss Army’ backpack. I’m sure that once you see it you’ll want one too.  

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Music by Miles

I recently ran across this wonderful video below featuring images by the late Saul Leiter accompanied by the sublime music of Miles Davis. It reminded me of an exhibition of Leiter’s photographs and painting that I happened to see the … Continue reading

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Actual Reality Without Silly Headsets

I love all things Iceland, including the country’s always clever tourism campaigns. The newest one satirically trolls Facebook’s recent name change to Meta and its VR-fueled metaverse dreams. “Introducing the Icelandverse” is a new campaign from Inspired by Iceland that … Continue reading

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When Dali Met Disney

Destino is an animated short film released in 2003 by Walt Disney Feature Animation. What makes this short animated film noteworthy is that its production originally began in 1945, 58 years before its eventual completion in 2003. The project was … Continue reading

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