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An unsettling short (based on director Kilian Vilim’s own experience of mental breakdown) wherein a young elevator operator’s loneliness leads him toward a sinister self-discovery.




John McGahon tweetz:

Bus load of Dundalk FC fans broke down on the motorway. Stephen Kenny & team bus pull over. “Hop on lads”.

Fair play, no need for the language, etc.

Previously: D-Day

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An elegantly shot short from NY filmmakers Dress Code featuring charming 75-year-old lift operator Ruben Pardo who’s been going up and down for the last 40 years inside the Art Deco tower of 5514 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles.



Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada --- Men hold Alexander Graham Bell's kite glider, The Frost King. --- Image by © National Geographic Creative/Corbis


Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada --- An Alexander Graham Bell experimental kite flies above a field. --- Image by © Bell Collection/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada --- Alexander Graham Bell's tetrahedral kite is towed on the water. --- Image by © National Geographic Creative/Corbis

1904, St. Louis, Missouri, USA --- Alexander Graham Bell, the Scotsman who invented the telephone, experimented with giant man-carrying kites during the first decade of the 20th Century. --- Image by © Corbis

In 1899, Scottish American engineer Alexander Graham Bell, the man best known as the inventor of the telephone, began investigating the possibility of powered flight. To wit:

Inspired by the box kites of Australian [aeronautical pioneer] Laurence Hargrave, Bell began to multiply the lift-providing cells, creating compound structures of multiple kites.The basic problem of creating flying objects is that as a body’s surface area is squared, its weight is cubed, limiting the maximum size and lifting capability. Over the course of years experimenting at his Nova Scotia laboratory, Bell discovered that a tetrahedron — a three-dimensional prism of four triangular sides — could be useful.

READ ON: Bell’s Tetrahedral Kites (Mashable)