An Abducted in Plain Sight Movie Could Be Happening

Top Knot Films, Netflix
Top Knot Films, Netflix

True crime junkies were in for a doozy of a story when Netflix added Abducted in Plain Sight to its ever-growing library of documentary titles earlier this year. While the movie originally played the festival circuit in 2017, its streaming debut has generated a ton of buzz around the almost-too-bizarre-to-believe story of a 12-year-old girl, Jan Broberg, being abducted by a family friend in the 1970s.

To say much more about the film would be to give too much away, but the crime ends up engulfing her entire family in odd and unexpected ways. Fortunately, Broberg survived the ordeal and is now sharing her story with the public.

While Broberg, now 56 years old, is pleased that Netflix has brought new attention to her case, she is interested in seeing an even more in-depth retelling of her story and recently told TMZ that a movie deal might be in the works.

“We have had some preliminary conversations, some offers, some people who are interested in making the story into a feature film or a series of some sort,” Broberg said. “We’re just very cautiously looking at the possibilities and options that might be available. I want the story told correctly and in a way that will help the most number of people.”

While no deals have been made official just yet, Broberg has already begun to think about who she'd like to see play her younger self—and she's got her eye set firmly on Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. "She’s a great, great young actress and she’s tiny," Broberg said of the 15-year-old English actress. "It has to be a very small girl.”

Broberg’s ambitions don’t stop there. For the role of her kidnapper, Robert “B” Berchtold, she thinks that Ryan Gosling or Christian Bale would be perfect.

She may be setting her hopes rather high, but a scripted version of Broberg's real-life childhood is the kind of story that very few screenwriters could even dream up.

Abducted in Plain Sight is currently streaming on Netflix.

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Stock Catalog, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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The Longest Movie Ever Made Would Take You More Than 35 Days to Watch Straight Through

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Nishant Kirar, Unsplash

A typical movie lasts between 90 minutes and two hours, and for some viewers, any film that exceeds that window is "long." But the longest film you've ever seen likely has nothing on Logistics—a record-breaking project released in Sweden in 2012. Clocking in at a total runtime of 35 days and 17 hours, Logistics is by far the longest movie ever made.

Logistics isn't your standard Hollywood epic. Conceived and directed by Swedish filmmakers Erika Magnusson and Daniel Andersson, it's an experimental film that lacks any conventional structure. The concept started with the question: Where do all the gadgets come from? Magnusson and Andersson attempted to answer that question by following the life cycle of a pedometer.

The story begins at a store in Stockholm, where the item is sold, then moves backwards to chronicle its journey to consumers. Logistics takes viewers on a truck, a freight train, a massive container ship, and finally to a factory in China's Bao'an district. The trip unfolds in real time, so audiences get an accurate sense of the time and distance required to deliver gadgets to the people who use them on the other side of the world.

Many people would have trouble sitting through some of the longest conventional films in history. Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet (1996) lasts 242 minutes, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Cleopatra (1963) is a whopping 248 minutes long. But sitting down to watch all 857 hours of Logistics straight through is nearly physically impossible.

Fortunately, it's not the only way to enjoy this work of art. On the project's website, Logistics has been broken down into short, two-minute clips—one for each day of the journey. You can watch the abridged version of the epic experiment here.