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Orwell Rolls in His Grave

The Big Why

February 25, 2012

by Robert Kane Pappas
 
I could probably find the script – lying somewhere down here in my basement office, the dungeon where I have been making films for a long time.  But the place is swamped with them so I’m not going to look.  I’ll just try to remember what I can. 
Cat Colvin, a woman I [...]

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The Inside and the Outside — Random Dots

October 12, 2010

A Comment by Robert Kane Pappas
On several occasions lately, again at the Hamptons International Film Festival this weekend, some scientist or filmmaker has made the connection between “inside our bodies” and the outside world.  But more than merely saying they effect each other, the idea is that these complex structures actually mirror each other.  In [...]

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Director’s Comment

September 1, 2010

Comment on the NY Times
During the filming of “To Age or Not To Age”, a number of the scientists mentioned, in one way or another, that aging research has historically been seen as crackpot, from the ancient myths to Ponce de Leon.
I had also looked skeptically at the pursuit of radical life extension or extreme [...]

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Director’s Notes, from Robert Kane Pappas

January 30, 2010

On Halloween (October 31st) 2006, I read the front page story in the New York Times Science section, regarding calorie restriction (CR) and its effects on the health and lifespan of monkeys. Two days later there was a second article beginning on the front page of the Main section, which amplified the first story.
Scientists at [...]

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