The theme for 2015 is "Wishes"
|Scooped by Karen Dietz|
Woo hoo -- today is World Storytelling Day, celebrating the art of oral storytelling. That means all us business folks get to celebrate it too -- because we are getting really good at sharing our stories with others.
The theme for this year is "wishes". And my wish for you is you check out the films of Les Blank:
Blank is a documentary film maker who excelled in storytelling. As the article says, "The Criterion Collection on Hulu has just recently released a 5 Blu-Ray disk compilation of the work of documentarian Les Blank, called “Always for Pleasure” – which is a great title because whether it’s musicians in Louisiana or Mississippi, attendees at the Garlic Festival, or Werner Herzog making Fitzcaraldo, Blank always manages to give the viewer maximum pleasure with minimum authorial interference."
I remember watching many of these films and today I still talk about Blanks, "Garlic Is As Good As 10 Mothers". In the theaters they used to put a pot of boiling water with peeled garlic cloves in it on a hot plate in the back. The smell of garlic permeated the theater while watching this amazing film about the herb. My roommates were hooked and couldn't wait to get home to eat garlic!
As the author of this article, Tom Teicholz, says, "Blank, like his films was one of kind. Worth knowing, worth enjoying." Hear, hear.
Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend.
This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it