We’re constantly on the pulse of what’s caliente in business, technology, culture, and trends. Here are the links that got our hearts racing this week.
Week ending October 5th, 2012
This article is about the Steel Magnolias remake with an all African-American cast. The director was quoted as saying, “Cultural specificity is the best route for universal appeal.” I thought that was pretty illuminating especially given our strategic challenges here at Casanova. Sort of reminds me of when “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” came out and everybody kept saying how it captured the Greek culture so well; but that while the movie focused on the specifics of Greek culture, it was highly relatable to people of any culture. Moreover, you really could have transposed a different cultural group (Mexican/Italian/Filipino/Chinese) into the movie and the portrayals of family/food/home décor would have still held water because the themes centered around certain truisms. –Stephanie
Nature is one of the most magical things that unite countries and cultures. The mountains, desserts and oceans of North America are shared by Mexico, the US and Canada. The “Flight of the Butterflies” is a testimony of the pilgrimage of these small yet intelligent creatures across these huge territories. The inspiration for this documentary, available in IMAX 3D, came from a Canadian filmmaker who has been interested in this long migration. –Pavel
2 things I am a big fan of: Infomercials and gif blog. This one combines them both. It takes the best of the best ‘problems’ people have that a new product could be the solution for. It’s laugh out loud funny. –Michelle
Obesity is a growing concern among Americans, but what’s the best way to address the issue? Education? Making parents feel bad? It’s hard not to have an opinion after watching these videos. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!! –Dennis