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  1. KABUL: CITY NUMBER ONE (continued)

    Friday 25 September 2009, 19:19

    Part Two 1972 - 1772

    In early 1970s the Italian conceptual artist, Alighiero e Boetti often visited the hotel he had bought in Kabul, Number One Hotel. By 1972 it was being used not just by Boetti's friends but by more and more western travellers.

    All around them in Kabul revolutionary forces were...

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  2. It Felt Like a Kiss - The Film

    Friday 24 July 2009, 13:04

    This is the whole of the experimental film, It Felt Like a Kiss. It was the basis of the show I did in Manchester with Punchdrunk. The show may well come to London - but probably not till the end of the year. If you think you might want to go to the show, then you might not want to watch the film. Or...

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  3. It Felt Like a Kiss - Music

    Thursday 23 July 2009, 16:14

    This is a list of the music in the film It Felt Like a Kiss and the show.

    Oh What a Dream - Ruth Brown
    Camille - From Le Mepris soundtrack - Georges Delerue
    Let the Four Winds Blow - Fats Domino
    Stealing Fat - From Fight Club soundtrack - Dust Brothers
    On the Rebound - Floyd Cramer
    What...

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  4. It Felt Like a Kiss film - coming soon

    Monday 20 July 2009, 17:16

    The It Felt Like a Kiss show finshed last night. Because it was so popular the people who run the Manchester Festival want to bring the show to London - and possibly to Moscow as well.

    Because of this they have asked me only to show the film that the show was based on for a limited time. I think that...

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  5. It Felt Like a Kiss - trail

    Wednesday 17 June 2009, 15:00

    It Felt Like A Kiss is a show I am doing with Felix Barrett of the theatre company Punchdrunk. It's at the Manchester International Festival and is a co-production between the festival and the BBC. It starts on July 2nd. This is a short trail.

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  • Into the darkness

    Wednesday 17 June 2009, 14:30

    It Felt Like a Kiss started life as an experimental film I made for the BBC last year. My aim was to try and find a more involving and emotional way of doing political journalism on TV. I decided to make a film about something that has always fascinated me - how power really works in the world. To...

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  • The introduction to It Felt Like a Kiss

    Wednesday 17 June 2009, 14:15

    It Felt Like A Kiss - the show - will be a walkthrough experience. Groups of nine people will go to an office block in central Manchester. They will then get in a lift. They will step out and then walk through the world and the ideas of the film. They will then go beyond that into the dark - but I don...

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  • I found these slides

    Wednesday 17 June 2009, 14:00

    I have no idea who the people are, but they wonderfully capture a moment of great confidence in American history. The point at which their nation was rising to supreme power in the world.

    But we all know that family photographs only capture the happy moments. various family scenes, shot in the USA in the nineteen-fifties

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  • The postcards and the truth drug

    Wednesday 17 June 2009, 13:58

    Sodium Pentothal is an anaesthetic. But it was also used by both sides in the Cold War as a truth drug in interrogations. It was made by Abbot Laboratories. They used a very strange way to advertise Pentothal. They sent postcards from around the world - the first here is from Rwanda - to doctors in America...

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  • Fragments from the film

    Wednesday 17 June 2009, 12:25

    These are some images from the film

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  • A glimpse inside

    Wednesday 17 June 2009, 11:08

    These are some of the books that will be inside:
    The Hidden Persuaders - Vance Packard
    Beyond Freedom and Dignity - B F Skinner
    The Invisible Government - David Wise and Thomas B Ross
    USA - John Dos Passos
    Time Out of Joint - Philip K Dick
    The Torch - Wilder Penfield
    One Dimensional Man - Herbert Marcuse
    The...

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  • The Medium and the Message

    Tuesday 9 June 2009, 13:39

    This is a website expressing my personal views - through a selection of opinionated observations and arguments. I'll be including stories I like, ideas I find fascinating, work in progress and a selection of material from the BBC archives.

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    This is a website expressing my personal views – through a selection of opinionated observations and arguments. I’ll be including stories I like, ideas I find fascinating, work in progress and a selection of material from the BBC archives.

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