Leo Hendrik Baekeland, the “father of modern plastics,” was responsible for one of the most transformative discoveries of the 20th century. Filmmaker John Maher explores this incredible invention in his documentary All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic.
Hugh Karraker of All Things Bakelite: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I First Became A Filmmaker
I’d say this. At some point, that precious idea you gave birth to grows and starts living a life of its own. Your story and all its constituent parts ultimately belong to the world, and you have to let it go. That’s why you must be true to your story, finding truth in all its components and respecting them. You make all your decisions based on this. Your commitment to the truth has to be 100%, because, as the poet said, there is nothing more permanent, nor beautiful, than truth. That is all ye need to know on Earth.
As part of our series called “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I First Became A Filmmaker”, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Hugh Karraker.
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