Jo Nesbo’s Jackpot is a Coen Brother-style film played out in a Norwegian plastic Christmas tree factory that employees former convicts
I’ve only been able to find the trailer on YouTube so far, so apologies to those of you that can’t view it.
Crocodile on the Yangtze looks awesome, a documentary about how Jack Ma’s Alibaba won against eBay. China wasn’t the only market that eBay lost out in (for instance against Yahoo! Auctions in Japan) but it was one that showed how Silicon Valley could be out-innovated. More on IMDB.
It is a modern car with distinctly ‘classic’ lines. There are hints of pre-1970s Bristols, the Lancia Aurelia coupé (from the mid-1950s) and the Datsun 240Z Fairlady in the layout. This is very different to the BMW M1 sportscar that hung on my wall as a kid and had a much more futuristic feel to its design. As a society (at least in the western hemisphere) we aren’t looking forwards so much any more, there are no great leaps forward like the space race or the earlier stages of Silicon Valley
Some of the lines in the body work remind me of Jack Telnack’s New Edge design language for Ford that looked to create surface tension by adding creases to smooth aerodynamic shapes. It is interesting to see how ideas ripple across time and sectors of an industry.
Fantasy Apple TV | Monday Note – interesting that this is coming up whilst Hulu owners aren’t sure what to do with the business. I suspect the AppleTV speculation is more about media industry shadow boxing