A little Sunday car porn: a documentary from 1986 on Cosworth’s turbocharged Formula One engines
So much has changed in Formula One since 1986 that this is really fascinating. See craftsmen carve an engine block from wood for casting purposes! See technicians rewire an engine computer! See men who chose to wear blue sweaters over a shirt and tie!
Memorex is the advertising industry’s collective wet dream. The sequel to Smash TV’s critically acclaimed “Skinemax”, Memorex is a 50 minute VJ odyssey, a tribute to an entire generation who grew up with only a TV and a VCR for a babysitter. Sourced from over forty hours of 80s commercials pulled from warped VHS tapes, Memorex is a deep exploration of nostalgia and the fading cultural values of an era of excess. It’s a re-contextualization of ads - cultural detritus, the lowest of the low - into something altogether more profound, humorous, and at times, even beautiful.
Arcade ‘84: A 3d-rendered look at Video Arcades of the 80’s
I came across this video while trying to find some info on the game Pepper II, which was a little known arcade (and Colecovision) classic. So many of my favorite games are lovingly-recreated in 3d in this vid. You can find more information on the creator’s website here.
The Mexican Mormon War. An in-depth documentary by Vice’s Shane Smith.
The cartels of Juarez, Mexico, are at war with a group of Mormons, some of whom are related to Mitt Romney. We went there to document the conflict, meet Romney’s Mormon family, and find out more about how US policy is impacting the war on drugs.