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100 Ideas That Changed Film
100 Ideas That Changed Film

How the seventh art went from magic lanterns to state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery in 100 years.

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Reason & Emotion: Pseudoscience Meets Gender Stereotypes in 1943 Disney Wartime Propaganda
Reason & Emotion: Pseudoscience Meets Gender Stereotypes in 1943 Disney Wartime Propaganda

What resisting a double fudge sundae has to do with Freud and defeating the Nazis.

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A Story for Tomorrow: A Cinematic Meditation on the Human Condition
A Story for Tomorrow: A Cinematic Meditation on the Human Condition

“Did you enjoy your story?”

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Magic Hours: Tom Bissell on the Secrets of Creators and Creation
Magic Hours: Tom Bissell on the Secrets of Creators and Creation

“To create anything… is to believe, if only momentarily, you are capable of magic.”

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How Muybridge Changed Science Through Art: A Fascinating Vintage Short Film by the U.S. Department of Defense
How Muybridge Changed Science Through Art: A Fascinating Vintage Short Film by the U.S. Department of Defense

What galloping horses have to do with nuclear reactors and supersonic missiles.

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1 + 1 = 3: Ken Burns on What Makes a Great Story
1 + 1 = 3: Ken Burns on What Makes a Great Story

How stories keep the wolf from the door and why math has no place in storytelling.

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Pursuit of Light: NASA and Moby Capture the Magic of the Cosmos
Pursuit of Light: NASA and Moby Capture the Magic of the Cosmos

“Stars afire, the endless void recedes.”

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Orson Welles on Work-Life Balance and the Creative Potency of Beginner’s Mind: A Rare 1960 Interview
Orson Welles on Work-Life Balance and the Creative Potency of Beginner’s Mind: A Rare 1960 Interview

“There is a great gift that ignorance has to bring to anything, you know.”

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The Brotherhood of Man: Vintage Animated Short Film Debunks the Myths of Racist Beliefs (1946)
The Brotherhood of Man: Vintage Animated Short Film Debunks the Myths of Racist Beliefs (1946)

An animated adaptation of a WWII-era pamphlet making a scientific case against racism.

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The Pleasure of the Inconceivable Nature of Nature: A Feynman Remix Featuring Joan Feynman
The Pleasure of the Inconceivable Nature of Nature: A Feynman Remix Featuring Joan Feynman

What the science of auroras has to do with the art of romance.

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