You can talk about the glory of 70mm film — the color, the texture, what the format allows the camera to capture — but 70mm had a bigger role that had nothing to do with technical aspects or aesthetics. After the landmark 1948 court case that broke the monopoly of the big studios and their theater chains and changed the studio system itself, 70mm might be responsible for saving the film industry as a whole.
The peaks that Reuben Wu photographs aren't anything new but the way he captures them is. Using a drone, the artist travels across the globe to shine a light on the world's tallest mountains. His latest project takes him to Peru where he illuminates the 16,000-foot high ice wall of the Pastoruri Glacier.
Pixar's Toy Story 3 has one of the most touching intros in movies, something that's become a hallmark of the animation studio. Two brothers have spent years recreating the entire movie in live action — an impressive feat that they plan to have finished by 2019. The just-released trailer is a shot-for-shot remake of the classic intro and loses none of the emotional impact of the original, making us excited to see the full-length version.
In between building rockets and electric cars, Elon Musk stopped by the Joe Rogan Experience. During the three-hour interview, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO talked flamethrowers and electric planes while smoking a blunt and sipping whiskey. The release of the podcast coincides with the departure of two more Tesla executives and a stock price drop.