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December (3 posts)

  1. DAVID DIMBLEBY AND THE PANDAS OF DOOM

    Thursday 23 December 2010, 16:53

    Adam Curtis Adam Curtis

    Here are two films for the holiday.

    One is a film made by a young David Dimbleby about a group of 500 British ballroom dancers on an ocean cruise in the summer of 1973.

    The second film tells the history of how pandas got involved with power politics in the 20th Century - and the strange consequences...

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  2. WICKED LEAKS

    Friday 17 December 2010, 13:47

    Adam Curtis Adam Curtis

    Bradley Manning, the intelligence analyst who is alleged to have leaked the thousands of state department cables, has often been compared to Daniel Ellsberg who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

    But I have stumbled on a film in the archives that tells the story of another leaker in America who tried...

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  3. THE OFFICE PARTY

    Wednesday 8 December 2010, 14:03

    Adam Curtis Adam Curtis

    Here is a lovely documentary made in 1969 about that year's Christmas office party at a London advertising agency.

    I've used shots from it in the past - but I've always loved it as a film - so I thought I would put it up.

    It tells the story of the preparations as well as the party - and it beautifully...

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