Adam Curtis

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 you might.

The film has now been taken down

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  • Comment number 47. Posted by JonBrock

    on 13 Mar 2010 09:07

    Hello Adam,

    I am guessing you have violated some of the music and tv copyright terms as I am having difficulty finding 'It Felt Like a Kiss'.

    Too bad really. I think it should find a greater audience.

    The iron-curtain of regulation has begun to crash down on the internet and the powers that be are consolidating their fictional resources as if they are limited. I have to do a special dance just to watch some of the content coming from the U.S. If I ever believed freedom was real - I would say we are losing it... again.

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  • Comment number 46. Posted by Ekatondarchos

    on 10 Jan 2010 07:23

    shade remelin,

    Do you have the entire film It Felt Like A Kiss by Adam Curtis? I can only see excerpts.

    Please allow us who live outside the UK to view this film.

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  • Comment number 45. Posted by shade remelin

    on 8 Jan 2010 19:30

    Currently showing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-fXK34L7Ms

    Everyone who loves adam curtis and wants to let the whole world see this amazing docs please help me spread this link to the world.

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mythofsanta

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  • Comment number 44. Posted by shade remelin

    on 8 Jan 2010 19:26

    Hello everyone. My name is Shade. For years Adam Curtis' films have kept me sane living in the United States. I am currently trying to build a worldwide movement in support of the uc strikes and a hundred other struggles around the world. Right now on my webstream i am showing adam's films to americans who wouldn't get to see them otherwise.

    Please see my note on my motivations.

    http://la.thepublicschool.org/note/1976

    This was live 30 minutes ago:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4WdheBrwn4

    Right now its pandoras box.

    I would like to teach anyone who comes and blogs with me how to vj live to do fundraising or many other applications.

    www.ustream.tv/channel/mythofsanta

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  • Comment number 43. Posted by headcoat

    on 5 Nov 2009 11:08

    Excellent film. Rather liked the music as well.

    Kind of reminded of Theatre of Hate and the Antonin Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty.

    Excellent clip on you Tube here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNZOFIdVu30

    Adam/Lucy - nice to see someone flying the flag in this day and age.

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  • Comment number 42. Posted by hannakatrina

    on 8 Oct 2009 11:21

    Where has this video gone?? We watched it just the other night. Bring it back please!

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  • Comment number 41. Posted by DefineByte

    on 7 Oct 2009 15:23

    Shame it's not up any more.

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  • Comment number 40. Posted by crockken

    on 27 Sept 2009 20:22

    I was hoping that someone can direct me to where i can see 'it felt like a kiss', by Adam Curtis. It has been taken down?

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  • Comment number 39. Posted by Mandigoo

    on 14 Sept 2009 21:25

    Actually the best thing I hve ever seen. Gutted I missed it in Manchester. Will make it to London though!

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  • Comment number 38. Posted by michaelh_

    on 10 Sept 2009 22:10

    Okay, very impressive experiment. It works, but the message isn't clear at all. A kiss of Bitterness, Bin Laden, CIA, AIDS, the Beach Boys, little girls and apes mixed together. The "innocent' good times are over. Right. It almost evokes the idea of a conspiracy by connecting irrelevant and in themselves meaningless events to big politics and reinforcing this connection by juxtaposing individual life (micro) with historic events and 'big' politics (macro).

    I love that its possible to create a cinematic experience without touching a camera or even leaving the building (except stop-motion or computer animation of course). Great job researching the wonderful footage and backgrounds such as that the Manson family stayed at the Bonanza set is great. Synchronicity. The "story" is powerful, the collage effective and imagery very memorable. I think because the arrangement is so ambiguous and the commentary, while concrete still open ended, each of us sees his or her 'own' film, creates an individual narrative that doesn't necessarily have much to do with Adam's. (Much like Mettler's "gambling, gods and lsd" where the viewer does the 'work' of giving meaning to the flood of images and quotes.) So what now? I think the material is there it just needs to be woven together to be more explicit. I'm not sure btw that all the gruesome footage is necessary such as the people on fire. But then again ... it works, its still with me. I like it, its impressive - but the material could be 'more'.

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