- Oct 15, 2008
How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth
It's out for a couple days now. Just found it now because I saw it won Free Solo Wins Oscar for Best Documentary: https://www.climbing.com/news/free-solo-wins-oscar-for-best-documentary-video-photo-gallery/Not on DL sites yet, only gets web/dvd release later this year.
From the beginning of The Inventor, HBO's upcoming documentary about the failed blood testing startup Theranos, director Alex Gibney ties the story of founder Elizabeth Holmes to another notable tinkerer: Thomas Edison. Like Holmes, he tried to "fake it till he made it," throughout his career. After buying the rights to an early incandescent bulb design, he spent years claiming he'd solved the light bulb problem, long before he finally created one that lasted over 1,200 hours. Unlike the Theranos founder, though, he succeeded before his failures caught up with him.