Tag Archives: 70s

The Tenth Level: A Milgram Movie

The Tenth LevelVia Advances in the History of Psychology, a 70s TV movie curiosity called The Tenth Level, starring William Shatner, that fictionalizes the (in)famous Milgram experiment.

It’s bad, yet interesting.

The experiment itself keeps being reviewed and reinterpreted as Milgram’s obedience studies – not about obedience after all?” target=”_blank”>a recent article shows.

For yet more information on the experiment also check out some of the related AHP links.

Watch it below via a 13-part YouTube playlist:

Update 20110824: 50th Anniversary of Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiments

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La Linea

A favourite from the days back when…

La Linea (“The Line”) is an Italian animated series created by the Italian cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli (“Cava”). The series consists of 90 episodes which are about 2–3 minutes long each which were produced originally broadcast in the Italian channel RAI between 1972 – 1991. Over the years the series aired in more than 40 countries around the world. The cartoon features a man (known as “Mr. Linea”) drawn as a single outline around his silhouette, walking on an infinite line of which he is a part.
La Linea
The character encounters obstacles and often turns to the cartoonist to draw him a solution, with various degrees of success. One recurring obstacle was an abrupt end of line. The character would often almost fall off the edge into oblivion and get angry with the cartoonist and complain about it.

He was voiced by Carlo Bonomi in a mock version of Milanese that resembled gibberish as much as possible, giving the cartoon the possibility to be easily exported without dubbing. The voice resembles Pingu’s, the Swiss animated penguin, which was also voiced by Bonomi.

Due to its short duration (usually 2 minutes 30 seconds), it has often been used in many networks as an interstitial program.

An existing YouTube playlist with lots of episodes:

Gary Numan – Cars

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Cars” is a 1979 pop music song by UK artist Gary Numan, and was released as a single from the album The Pleasure Principle. It reached the top of the charts in several countries, and today is considered a new wave staple. In the UK charts, it reached number 1 in 1979, and in 1980 hit number 1 in Canada two weeks running on the RPM national singles chart and rose to number 9 on the U.S. Billboard charts.