Links tagged with “adamcurtis”
WHAT THE FLUCK!
I know many people roll their eyes at Adam Curtis, but no one writes these wide-ranging stories like he does, illustrated with video. (Even if I can’t watch the video because it’s Flash.)
Just Another Day - Walton on the Naze - Part 1
1983 TV documentary about the Essex seaside town, directed by Adam Curtis. On the one hand, it’s just how I remember it from those days, and on the other, 1983 looks really old.
YOU THINK YOU ARE A CONSUMER BUT MAYBE YOU HAVE BEEN CONSUMED
I hope this new series of Adam Curtis posts on fake objectivity and neutrality analyse his own style. Really, that would be fascinating.
White Negro for Mayor
Adam Curtis on Normal Mailer and the rise of hipsters. “Today it is possible to argue that we have all become gay white negroes.”
BBC - Adam Curtis Blog: The Curae of TINA
blimey, just caught up with this, and it’s an incredible read. Hayek, Radio Caroline, Thatcher, Institute for Economic Affairs… so many things. I really wish the BBC would get a non-Flash video player though.
GOODIES AND BADDIES
Adam Curtis tells a good story, and he usually ends up making me think differently about things. This one’s about armed humanitarian intervention.
The Pope and the Axis of Terror
Adam Curtis on the manufacturing of the idea of a “global terror network” from the 1970s to today. Fascinating story, worth the time to read. Shame the BBC’s video clips are only in Flash though.
Shift Run Stop – Episode 7: New Year’s Special – Adam Curtis and Avery Edison
Not to put down Avery Edison, but the Adam Curtis bits of this are fascinating and really worth a listen.
Adam Curtis: The TV elite has lost the plot | The Register
‘Power of Nightmares’ etc creator on the BBC and other media being scared, the faults of blogs, user-generated content. “It’s a time of great technical invention but it’s a time of [artistic] stagnation.”