On November 28, 1953, bacteriologist and Central Intelligence Agency employee Frank Olsen jumped to his death out the thirteenth-floor window of the Hotel Statler. It was initially deemed a suicide, but after the government later admitted to giving Olsen LSD without his knowledge, others begin to suspect foul play. In this six-part documentary series, director Errol Morris explores the strange circumstances surrounding the tragic event through interviews and dramatic reenactments. It's set for streaming on Netflix December 15, 2017.
Adam Savage has a cosplay problem. He loves movies and costuming, and Chewbacca is his favorite costume of all time. He had Tom Spina Designs create a perfectly detailed replica based on the original Chewbacca molds, and Adam visited the shop to look at how his Chewy was made. Fortunately, his obsession doesn't interfere with his day job.
Shinola continues to build on its impressive line of timepieces with the Canfield Sport collection. The chronograph series features two movements, one of which is the Detroit-based company's most complex to date — the quartz Argonite 5040.F. This Canfield Sport has three subdials, a dual calendar aperture, a fourth date hand and a long-lasting battery. Built using a top loaded case construction, this timepiece boasts a 45mm stainless steel case with classic coin-edge detailing. The watch also features a black dial, a black ceramic bezel, and a black leather strap. The Canfield Sport reimagines the traditional sports watch and is a worthy addition to any well-curated collection.
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The Force isn't strong with everyone, so the Last Jedi cast had to put in some serious work. In this behind-the-scenes look, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, and Kelly Marie train like a Jedi to prepare for scenes in the upcoming Star Wars release. The film is set for theaters December 15, 2017.
It wasn't the first color process, and it definitely wasn't the easiest. But Technicolor not only dominated color films for almost 40 years, it also dictated how films were made. Vox looks at how Technicolor works and some common misconceptions about the process in this video.