This film is the making of a lawn chair from milling the lumber to finishing the chair. The story is told with no dialogue through stop motion animation. The concept for the chair is a striped beach towel hanging over a chair. The film opens with this symbolism and then proceeds to tell the story of the wood being cut, planed, shaped and assembled into the lawn chair.
Mixed feelings on this one. It does a good job of explaining what banking is and how it’s evolved, but it completely omits any mention of the role government plays in making financial crises possible by injecting regulatory distortions into the marketplace.
Keep in mind, this is from the early 80’s, when even primitive garbage CGI was considered mind-boggling and cutting-edge
My favorite part: around the 23 minute mark, when Jim Henson explains how muppets answer a phone. In all the times I’ve watched The Muppet Show, that jump-edit never stood out to me. It just seemed perfectly natural to push the camera in to focus on the conversation.
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