Vox Populi

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Video: Charles Bukowski’s Crappy Life

. “I’m such a spoiled old toad … I was blessed with a crappy life.” — Charles Bukowski in 1993 One afternoon, Bukowski sat down to record the audio version … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

Video: Hunter S. Thompson on Outlaws

. In this short animated video from Blank on Blank based on a 1967 interview with Studs Terkel, Hunter S. Thompson talks about the year he spent living and drinking … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: “Two Went To Sleep” — Leonard Cohen

. In this short animated video based on a 1974 radio interview, Leonard Cohen reads his poem “Two Went to Sleep” and talks about how he came to write the … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Video: Frank Lloyd Wright on the Role of Ideas in Architecture

One of the most influential architects and designers of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright helped define modern architecture through his innovative style which emphasized harmony between human structures and … Continue reading

September 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: Jane Goodall On Instinct

In this short animated video, Jane Goodall talks about how she made groundbreaking discoveries about the behavior of chimpanzees when she was only in her 20s — and without any … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Video: Martin Scorsese on Framing

. In this animated video by Blank on Blank, Martin Scorsese explores the art of framing, both in film and in life.”Sometimes when it all comes together … you become … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Video: Nina Simone on Shock (animated short)

This newly created video by the film studio Blank on Blank animates a 1968 interview with the singer-songwriter and civil rights activist Nina Simone. Taken from a radio show hosted … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

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