When his journal of bright ideas is stolen, college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Fugit) has to blanket the campus in order to locate it.
A man is racking his brain at a desk. On his desk there is a tiny man also racking his brain at his desk. The big man remains still without any ideas. The tiny man moves around in vain trying to catch some idea, which is supposed to be inside of him. Both men. . . become desperate and after the daybreak the big man is struck by an idea. . .
Two men keep getting better and better ideas.
A widow's grown children try to break up her romance with a college professor.
Poet and filmmaker Greta Bellamacina teams up with journalist Davina Catt in a new documentary on the history of British public libraries and their subsequent decline in modern day. Charting the heritage and historical importance of these revered temples of learning - from their Scottish beginnings during the mid-18th century right up to present day - against a series of candid interviews with British luminaries such as Stephen Fry, Irvine Welsh, Bonnie Wright, John Cooper Clarke, Robert Montgomery and William Seighart, the documentary makes a passionate plea to save Britain's libraries from the reality of today's political and economic climate.
Selling compost brings a boy inventor (Justin Rosniak) and his widowed mother (Gosia Dobrowolska) into conflict with their neighbor.
The film tells the story of the Communist Labour College that opened in the 1960s. Long Guozheng, an emissary from the Communist government and Li Jinfeng, a female peasant student, must fight against the school's more conservative elements. In the film's climax, Li is put on trial and is about to be expelled from the school when she is saved by a pronouncement from Chairman Mao himself.
A Montana lawyer (Glenn Ford) gets distracted after moving to California with his wife (Ruth Roman) and children.
Think Martha Stewart is a whiz at good things? Just wait until you see what she can do with bad ones. This collection of devilishly fun Halloween projects will get you geared for one of Martha's favorite holidays. Recipes and crafts include glow-stick spiders, white chocolate ghosts, jack-o'-lantern creatures, easy-to-make costumes and other fiendish things that go "boo" in the night.
Black-and-white abstract animated short of light, shadows, and reflections by The Dodals (Karel Dodal (1900-1986) in collaboration with his wife, Irena Dodalová).
Various celebrities and news-media figures discuss the polarization of politics between the Western Allies of the United States and the Soviet bloc, pointing out the need for vigilance and action to protect democracy in the U.S. and abroad.
A rich banker's zany daughter gains control of a large newspaper.
A woman and her dog defend an innocent man.
The film Long Hair, Short Ideas attempts to create a conversation between the pressures of excavating a political moment and the elasticity of the documentary form. Starting from the desire to look at the women’s movement, the artist found herself immersed in the viscosity of struggles. The inability to find perspectival stability started to become the very site from which possibilities sprouted. The film is constructed around Vidrohi’s (the revolutionary poet) wife. Her relationship to the radical movement is traced via the turbulent political history of India in the 1970s (Emergency and the gagging of free press and civil liberties) and her intimate experiences around domesticity, sexuality and labour. In revisiting her abandonment by her husband and the choices that she had to make as a result, Paul not only recasts the traditionally absent figure of the "revolutionary’s wife" but also pushes us to rethink the orders of ‘silence’ and 'absence' within new precincts.
"Don’t ask me what I mean, ask me what I’ve made" – inspired by this motto, this documentary accompanies the American composer Alvin Lucier (*1931) on concert travels to The Hague (Netherlands) and Zug (Switzerland). The authors invite Lucier to explain and comment on his œuvre – from his early live electronics performances (Music for Solo Performer, 1965, and Bird and Person Dyning, 1975) up to the premiere of his ensemble piece Panorama 2 in 2011. One of Lucier’s key works, I Am Sitting in a Room (1969), is introduced as a central structuring device in the film.
Cursed with the ability to over-analyze even the most basic of human interactions, comedian Drew Allen has been delighting audiences with his distinct brand of anxious comedy since 2010.
Think Martha Stewart is a whiz at good things? Just wait until you see what she can do with bad ones. This collection of devilishly fun Halloween projects will get you geared for one of Martha's favorite holidays. Recipes and crafts include glow-stick spiders, white chocolate ghosts, jack-o'-lantern creatures, easy-to-make costumes and other fiendish things that go "boo" in the night. Create costumes & scary faces. Decorate with spiders; carve cool pumpkin creatures & whip up white chocolate ghosts.
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Guerrilla ontologist. Psychedelic magickian. Outer head of the Illuminati. Quantum psychologist. Sit-down comic/philosopher. Discordian Pope. Whatever the label and rank, Robert Anton Wilson is undeniably one of the foundations of 21th Century Western counterculture.Maybe Logic follows a reality labyrinth which leads through the hollows of human perception to the vast star fields of Sirius where we find one man alone, joyfully accepting his status as Damned Old Crank and Cosmic Schmuck. Beaming with insight, frustration, compassion, and unshakable optimism, the ever-open eye of Robert Anton Wilson penetrates human illusions exposing the mathematical probabilities and spooky synchronicities of the 8 dimensions of his Universe.
Sometime in the future, an old man, equipped with the benefits of evolution, survived the extinction of all other living beings. It is a very lonely world for someone unable to die.
Big Ideas is a Canadian television series produced and broadcast by TVOntario, on the air since 2001. The program showcases public intellectual culture. It was conceived by Wodek Szemberg who continues to serve as producer of the program. The show presents public lectures by acclaimed university educators and other distinguished guests. The show is intended for a general audience. The original host, Irshad Manji, was succeeded by Canadian actor/director/playwright Andrew Moodie on 2006-01-07. In September 2011 Piya Chattopadhyay took over as host. Big Ideas airs on TVOntario on Saturday and Sunday at 5 PM, with repeat airings at 5:00 AM on Sunday and Monday morning. In 2007, Big Ideas held its Best Lecturer competition for the second time. Dr. Michael Persinger, from Laurentian University, received the best-lecturer award. Podcasts of the current lectures are available through the Big Ideas website as well as from iTunes. Big Ideas is also the name of an unrelated PBS series that originally aired in 2003, as well as of a radio series on Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National. The show will be terminated in spring 2013 as a result of budget cuts at TVO.
Bloomberg's Brilliant Ideas looks at the most exciting and acclaimed artists at work in the world today. We will feature top names and up-and-coming artists, the stars of tomorrow - Painters, sculptors, digital, conceptual and performance artists, photographers, land and street artists. Through intimate conversations, we reveal their Brilliant Ideas.
James May's Big Ideas is a three-part British television miniseries in which James May, a journalist and self-acknowledged geek travels the globe in search of implementations for concepts widely considered science fiction, or his big ideas. The series is produced by the BBC and the Open University and began airing at 8pm on Sundays on 28 September 2008. The first episode documents his search for the ultimate form of personal transport, ranging from jetpacks to flying cars. In the second episode, May looks at bionics and robotics and if robots can exceed the boundaries of their programming. The third episode focuses on energy.
Big Ideas for a Small Planet is an American documentary series on the Sundance Channel which focuses on environmental innovations such as alternative fuel and green building techniques. The series premiered on the iTunes Store prior to its release on the Sundance Channel on April 17, 2007. The television series is part of The Green, a block of programming on the Sundance Channel focusing on the environment.