Adam Curtis's Can't Get you Out of My Head

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Anyone seen this yet? This was phenomenal.

Just about why we are in the situation we are in now in terms of society. This series focuses more on individualism and the era of the self..:. I think the soundtracks for all of these are absolutely amazing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episo...eries-1-1-part-one-bloodshed-on-wolf-mountain

Trailer for the 6-part series:

Can't Get you Out of My Head (2021)


Anyone watched his previous works?

Hypernormalisation 2016:
Curtis argues that since the 1970s, governments, financiers, and technological utopians have given up on the complex "real world" and built a simple "fake world" that is run by corporations and kept stable by politicians.


Bitter Lake (2015):
Focusing on Afghanistan, Adam Curtis that explains why the big stories that politicians tell us have become so simplified that we can't really see the world any longer. The narrative goes all over the world, America, Britain, Russia and Saudi Arabia - but the country at the heart of it is Afghanistan

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The Trap - What Happened to our Dream of Freedom? (2007)

Explores the modern concept of freedom, specifically, "how a simplistic model of human beings as self-seeking, almost robotic creatures led to today's idea of freedom".


The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004)

Suggests a parallel between the rise of Islamism in the Arab world and neoconservatism in the United States, and their mutual need, argues Curtis, to create the myth of a dangerous enemy to gain support.


The Century of the Self (2002)

How Freud's theories on the unconscious led to the development of public relations by his nephew Edward Bernays; the use of desire over need; and self-actualisation as a means of achieving economic growth and the political control of populations.

 
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The Mayfair Set (1999)

Looks at the birth of the global arms trade, the invention of asset stripping, and how buccaneer capitalists shaped the Thatcher years, focusing on the rise of Colonel David Stirling, Jim Slater, Sir James Goldsmith and Tiny Rowland — members of the elite Clermont Club in the 1960s.



The Way of All Flesh (1997)

The story, dating back to the 1950s, of the search for a cure to cancer, and the impact of Henrietta Lacks, the "woman who will never die" because her cells never stopped reproducing.


£830,000,000 - Nick Leeson and the Fall of the House of Barings (1996)

About Nick Leeson, the religion of money, and the collapse of Barings Bank

The Living Dead (1995)

The different ways that history and memory (both national and individual) have been used and manipulated by politicians and others.


Pandora's Box (1992):

How the Bolshevik revolutionaries who came into power in 1917 attempted to industrialise and control the Soviet Union with rational scientific methods. The Bolsheviks wanted to turn the Soviet people into scientific beings. Aleksei Gastev used social engineering, including a social engineering machine, to make people more rational.

 
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Short Films:

Non-Linear Warfare (2014)

Putin’s adviser Vladislav Surkov and his tool of Nonlinear warfare - A new system of political control.

Where the key strategy is confusion - and the guys in control sponsor and support groups which are opposite in order to produce more and more misunderstanding.


Rupert Murdoch (2012)


Every Day is Like Sunday (2011)

The rise and fall of press baron Cecil King, and the changing relationship between the public, politics and the media.


Paranoia and Moral Panics (2010)

Short film using the paranoia of Richard Nixon to explore how a similar outlook on life has been propagated on a larger social scale in the new media age and the resulting moral panics and immobilisation of politics.

The Rise and Fall of the TV Journalist (2007 Short Film)

Short film chronicling the transformation of mainstream media and the balance of political power in the last few decades by looking at how the role of the broadcast journalist has changed since the 1950s


Inside Story: The Road To Terror (1989)

How the Iranian Revolution turned from idealism to terror, drawing parallels with the French Revolution two hundred years earlier.

 
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240 views, but I doubt there's an impact on a single person sadly

Armchair trader in Toronto - this isn't going to have a single modicum of impact on their life

would be amazing if there's a single person here who............
 
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