- Publisher: OR Books (October 25, 2022)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 248 pages
- ISBN-10: 1682192822
- ISBN-13: 978-1682192825
- Item Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Dimensions: 6.25 x 0.75 x 7.5 inches
Tesla jolts and streams between the amazing life of the creator Nikola Tesla, the making of a function film about him by the popular director Michael Almereyda, and episodes from the filmmaker’s own agitated, quixotic career. In these pages, we experience Tesla’s coworkers and buddies intermingling with Almereyda’s collaborators and affects: Thomas Edison and David Lynch, Mark Twain and Sam Shepard, Sarah Bernhardt and Ethan Hawke, J.P. Morgan and Orson Welles. An abundant selection of illustrations– vintage and individual photos, film stills, drawings and comic-book art– enhance the sense of time travel and parallel histories, as we check out of a plan to transmit wireless energy through the earth, of the electrocution of an elephant, of fortunes made and surrendered, and of the obsessions that propel a scientist looking for to transform the world and a director seeking to make a motion picture.