Tag: Adam Curtis

HyperNormalisation
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HyperNormalisation

HyperNormalisation by Adam Curtis argues that in these times of perplexing world events and uncertainty, politicians and people have retreated into an over-simplistic version of reality. Over the past 40 years, those in posit...
Bitter Lake
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Bitter Lake

Bitter Lake by Adam Curtis advocates a position that Western governments and media have simplified the story of militant Islam down to an argument of good versus evil. It is an examination of why the explanations offered to t...
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace by Adam Curtis showcases how humans have become colonised by the machines they have constructed over the years. Rather than liberating mankind, it argues that computers have distor...
The Power of Nightmares
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The Power of Nightmares

The Power of Nightmares compares the rise of two seemingly contrasting ideologies: the neoconservative movement in the US and radical Islamism. Filmmaker Adam Curtis draws a comparative analysis of these two ideologies while...
The Century of the Self
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The Century of the Self

The Century of Self by Adam Curtis discusses the emergence and rise of psychoanalysis as a pivotal means of persuasion for corporations and governments. It covers the works of psychoanalysts Sigmund & Anna Freud and PR co...
The Way of All Flesh
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The Way of All Flesh

The Way of All Flesh by Adam Curtis tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, who died of cervical cancer in 1951, and how her cells led to significant breakthroughs in medical research. Before Lack’s death, cells were extracted fr...