Adam Curtis

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's fair. So I'm going to put the film up here later this week - along with a list of the songs and various bits of music in the film. But it will only be for a few weeks.

I'm finishing it at the moment. Its got all the parts that were in the show - plus quite a lot more.

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  • Comment number 19. Posted by Ian H

    on 24 Jul 2009 22:37

    Mr Curtis,
    Great news it's coming to London! I am a huge fan and spent 5 hours in a traffic jam with fellow Curtis fans trying to make it to Manchester from Oxford. We had to spend even longer in the car on the way back after missing the show. I look forward to banishing my memories of that day by actually seeing the show!
    -Ian H

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  • Comment number 18. Posted by Dickieblog

    on 23 Jul 2009 11:33

    DocSportello. (then again, I could just be saying this as I'm bursting to download all the music and watch the full version of this film!)

    Couldn't agree more.
    I just remember that nervy frisson as you sat watching the movie and all those disparate threads of the journey you had just taken got drawn together. lovely.

    Then again, why should I care! I'll still jump at another ticket when it comes to London and I've seen it all.
    Or have I?

    Get it up!

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  • Comment number 17. Posted by Emile Henry

    on 23 Jul 2009 01:40


    Just rejoice at that news...

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  • Comment number 16. Posted by nicheian

    on 22 Jul 2009 21:50

    DocSportello is right, watching this video in advance of seeing the full production would not ruin it at all, only enhance it. Please don't be swayed from putting the film up here - I'm literally checking every couple of hours for it, so looking forward to it!

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  • Comment number 15. Posted by DocSportello

    on 22 Jul 2009 21:28

    Oh and Adam, unbelievably brilliant film and show, it's an experience I don't think I'll be forgetting in a hurry..

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  • Comment number 14. Posted by DocSportello

    on 22 Jul 2009 21:26

    I'm afraid I have to disagree with DickieBlog above..I don't feel anyone watching the film here would have the actual experience of the show ruined for them..the ending, as anyone who has been through will know, will not be altered at all and, if anything, it might even accentuate and improve the sensation and understanding of the rooms you go into during the first part of the show..the centrepiece, the film itself, is only about a half hour cut, and (without meaning to sound sycophantic) it is certainly visually and aurally arresting enough to make you want to see it again and again in any case..

    (then again, I could just be saying this as I'm bursting to download all the music and watch the full version of this film!)

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by manchester_me

    on 22 Jul 2009 18:58

    Thanks for the show Adam, by the end I was laughing like a mad bloke out of a spaghetti western. Can't say fairer than that.

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by Dickieblog

    on 22 Jul 2009 17:10

    Amazing show. Thanks Adam and thanks Punchdrunk. I have been following the posts to see when the film would be released and although it's quite right that It Felt Like a Kiss should be seen elsewhere, this has obviously jiggered the planned release. As much as I was looking forward to seeing it in the cold light of day I would be inclined to cancel publication of the film and let people who will visit in London have the benefit of seeing it at the show. Even if it's pulled after a couple of weeks, someone will have captured the stream within hours and it'll be all over the place. By the same token, I wish I'd not told friends in such detail about it; it would still be fantastic to see but there are some key moments that are better off approached in ignorant bliss.

    Well, maybe not bliss.

    Are there any plans to release the Damon Albarn/Kronos music?.

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by the_poisoner

    on 22 Jul 2009 12:40

    Saw this on the Culture Show & looking forward to seeing it properly here...

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by marikurus

    on 21 Jul 2009 13:43

    This is great, I cannot believe I walked pasted the production in waterloo without realizing what was happening, I could hear strange music and everything. Cannot wait to see this.

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