There is a theme park in Lithuania which recreates life as a USSR citizen. Visitors have their belongings confiscated, have to wear mouldy overcoats, experience interrogation, and must learn the Soviet anthem. theguardian.com/travel/20…
Today I learned of Russian animator Yuri Norstein, nicknamed "The Golden Snail." While his '70s short films are deemed some of the greatest animated films of all time, his unfinished feature length film The Overcoat has been in production since '81, having the longest production time of any film in history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yur…
The shortest American Presidency to date is William Henry Harrison's at 31 days. He didn't wear an overcoat or hat at his chilly inauguration, caught pneumonia, and died in a month. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The French Revolution’s official executioner was a public sensationβ€”men’s street fashion adopted his uniform (striped trousers, three-cornered hat, and green overcoat) and women wore tiny guillotine-shaped earrings. theparisreview.org/blog/2…
The Russian animated film The Overcoat holds the record for longest time to make a movie, having begun production in 1981 and still being worked on as of 2015 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
-Plague doctors of the 14th century wore bird masks with red eye lenses, black overcoats and carried canes. mentalfloss.com/article/4…
There was a genre of 'Jewface' music in vaudeville / music hall, in addition to the more familiar 'Blackface': "it was performed in vaudeville houses by singers in hooked putty noses, oversize derbies and tattered overcoats" nytimes.com/2006/10/29/fa…
If the film The Overcoat, by acclaimed Russian director Yuriy Norshteyn, is not completed this year, it will officially be the longest film in active development; surpassing The Thief and the Cobbler, which took 31 years to make en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned that Yuriy Norshteyn has been working on an animated version of Nikolai Golgol's The Overcoat since 1981.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Overcoat_%28animated_film%29

Norshteyn has said that "the cinematographer should not be interested in that which is described in detail - he should look to that which is skipped, to that which is implied but is not explicitly written. The break in the text is the most promising, the most alive place for cinema."

Yuriy Norshteyn, the acclaimed animator of the famous Russian short film The Hedgehog in the Fog, has been working on a feature film called The Overcoat since 1981. The film is in post-production as of 2011. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
While campaigning for a third term, Teddy Roosevelt was shot and instead of treating the wound he delivered a speech with a bullet hole in his chest. cracked.com/article_15895…

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