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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

Adam Curtis

Adam Curtis and machines of loving grace

All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace is a remarkable three-part documentary film series made by Adam Curtis for the BBC.

He explores the consequences of looking at the economy, at nature and at human nature as an self-regulating cybernetic-like system, governed by automatic feedback, without the need for human thought. 288 more words

Philosophy

The Trap (Ep. 1): F*ck You Buddy

The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom – BBC documentary series. The series consists of three one-hour programmes which explore the concept and definition of freedom, specifically, “how a simplistic model of human beings as self-seeking, almost robotic, creatures led to today’s idea of freedom.

English Language

'Bitter Lake' - A Documentary We Needed

Adam Curtis’ eyes-widening documentary, ‘Bitter Lake’, casts a different light on the conflict in the Middle East. It is probably the best documentary released this year, which is exceptional in both, its content and visual presentation. 484 more words

The Century of the Self by Adam Curtis

Some years ago I posted videos of “The Century of the Self,” the great four-part documentary by Adam Curtis about “how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.” 854 more words

Psychology

The Century of the Self

This is a fascinating documentary…


From topdocumentaryfilms.com….
This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy. 213 more words

Conspiracies