Posts Tagged ‘plastic bag’

The intellectual properties of a plastic bag

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Does it count as idea theft if the rip off is for an environmental PSA? This interesting post by Michael Tully for Hammer to Nail asks this very question. Case in point: Rahmin Bahrani‘s Plastic Bag as jacked by The Magestic Plastic Bag, A Mocumentary. The original is narrated by Werner Herzog, the knock off  by Jeremy Irons. No contest. And while imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, this particular imitation has been selected to play at Sundance.

Herzog, Lynch, Bahrani and a plastic bag

Monday, September 27, 2010

Trashtastic news: Rent a DVD of Werner Herzog’s film My Son, My Son What Have Ye Done?, a collaboration with David Lynch, and you’ll also get a bonus track: Rahmin Bahrani’s mockumentary Plastic Bag, narrated by Herzog himself. Or you could just watch it now on YouTube.

Rahmin Bahrani’s Plastic Bag

Monday, March 8, 2010

…is now viewable online. Go crazy.

Trash = Class

Friday, June 5, 2009

The headline to the latest Guardian UK photo series In Pictures says it all: “World’s poor overwhelmed by rubbish.”


Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

UPDATE: See also this horrifying slideshow in e-waste in West Africa via Waking Vixen‘s Facebook page.

The Bay vs. The Bag

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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