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What went wrong in Afghanistan

Adam Curtis is a documentary filmmaker for the BBC who makes connections that other people don’t see.

In his new documentary, Bitter Lake, he shows how Afghanistan has been a focal point of a three-way struggle among Anglo-American capitalism, Soviet Communism and… 111 more words

War And Peace

Bitter Lake (2015)

BBC documentary film by filmmaker Adam Curtis

Politicians used to have the confidence to tell us stories that made sense of the chaos of world events. 212 more words

Videos & Documentaries

Storytelling and the General Election

I started writing something about storytelling and politics.  And then I couldn’t stop.  It jumps from Ira Glass to Jerome Bruner to Adam Curtis to Hannah Arendt.   14 more words

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What happened to our dreams of freedom?

The Trap: F*** You, Buddy

Adam Curtis makes documentaries for the British Broadcasting Corporation that are remarkable for revealing hidden connections and bringing out the unexpected consequences of ideas.  786 more words


Tuesday 21st April

I watched the end of Adam Curtis’ Bitter Lake and all of Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine yesterday. Both are excellent films. But then I realised I had loads of work to do so I’ll have to do that today. 178 more words

Film Editing

Adam and Louis: Cold Fish In A Hot Take World

Louis Theroux returned to BBC 2 last month with three new films investigating contemporary American life. His method has changed somewhat since the late nineties, where once – with a smirk and a raised eyebrow – he followed the call of the weird, he now is an open-minded empathiser. 848 more words


Our man in the archives

Taking a break from Alan Clarke to deal with the other AC of British film:

I watched the Adam Curtis film Bitter Lake this week. I’m not going to comment on the argument of the film, as I have no special insights into Afghanistan other than having followed the news for the last 15 years. 699 more words

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