Scott Tobias http://northernpublicradio.org en 'Ralph': An 8-Bit Hero With Plenty Of Heart http://northernpublicradio.org/post/ralph-8-bit-hero-plenty-heart After a very long engagement that began with the original <em>Toy Story</em>, Disney finally made an honest woman out of Pixar in 2006, when it paid the requisite billions to move the computer animation giant into the Magic Kingdom. But Disney's spirited 2010 hit <em>Tangled</em> made it abundantly clear that Pixar had a say in the creative marriage: The story of Rapunzel may be standard Disney princess fare, but the whip-crack pacing and fractured-fairy tale wit felt unmistakably Pixar. From now on, it would seem, Mickey Mouse and Luxo Jr. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 21:03:00 +0000 Scott Tobias 20722 at http://northernpublicradio.org 'Ralph': An 8-Bit Hero With Plenty Of Heart 'Crazy Horse': Color And Light, And Bodies In Motion http://northernpublicradio.org/post/crazy-horse-color-and-light-and-bodies-motion Over nearly four decades and 40 documentaries, 82-year-old director Frederick Wiseman has taken reluctant ownership of terms like "direct cinema," "cinema verite" and "fly on the wall" — each suggesting a transparent sort of artistry, in which real life unfolds before the camera with minimal guidance from the man behind it.<p>This is nonsense, of course: While it's true that he works without narration (first-person or otherwise) and doesn't pepper his subjects with questions, classic Wiseman documentaries like <em>High School</em> and <em>Public Housing</em> examine institutions with the rigor Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:01:05 +0000 Scott Tobias 5750 at http://northernpublicradio.org 'Crazy Horse': Color And Light, And Bodies In Motion