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June (8 posts)
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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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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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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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.
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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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Wednesday 17 June 2009, 12:25
These are some images from the film
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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
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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.
Read more about The Medium and the Message