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The light bulb conspiracy [videorecording] : the untold story of planned obsolescence / a film by Cosima Dannoritzer ; an Article Z, Media 3.14 production ; Arte France, Televisión Española, Televisió de Catalunya present ; written and directed by Cosima Dannoritzer
Alternate Title Untold story of planned obsolescence [videorecording]
[San Francisco, CA] : Video Project, [2011?]
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  HF5415.15 .L54 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Product obsolescence
Consumer goods
Product management -- Decision making
Documentary films
Social problem films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 1 videodisc (75 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD-R (might not be compatible with all players); NTSC; widescreen presentation
Note Documentary
Language Closed-captioned
Credits Executive producers, Joan Úbeda, Patrice Barrat ; narrator, Molly Malcolm
Note Program content: c2010
Contains 52-min. and 75-min. versions
Summary Traces the history of planned obsolescence, a practice originating in the 1920s by which a product is designed to have a shortened lifespan for the purpose of increasing corporate profit
Note "9 related short films on disc"--Container
Contents Extra features: Planned obsolescence and the Cold War [videorecording] -- The gardening prince [videorecording] -- A designer's view [videorecording] -- Why washing machines won't last [videorecording] -- Complaining with a twist [videorecording] -- A glow from the past [videorecording] -- An artist's tools [videorecording] -- Two planets and a joke [videorecording] -- "La grande bouffe" [videorecording]
Awards Maeda, Japan, Special Prize; Ondas International Award, Spain; Spanish Television Academy Awards, Best Documentary; Filmambiente, Brazil, Best Feature Doc; United Nations Association Film Festival, official selection; Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, official selection; Scinema, Australia, Best Film
Alternate Author Dannoritzer, Cosima
Malcolm, Molly
Article Z (Firm)
Media 3.14 (Firm)
ARTE France
Televisión Española
Televisió de Catalunya
Video Project

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