It Felt Like A Kiss

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It Felt Like a Kiss: The Film

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Adam Curtis | 13:39 UK time, Tuesday, 15 December 2009

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I've been asked to put the film from the It Felt Like a Kiss show back up. So here it is.

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It Felt Like a Kiss - The Film

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Adam Curtis | 12:04 UK time, Friday, 24 July 2009

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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

It Felt Like a Kiss film - coming soon

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Adam Curtis | 16:16 UK time, Monday, 20 July 2009

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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.

It Felt Like a Kiss - trail

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Adam Curtis | 14:00 UK time, Wednesday, 17 June 2009

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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

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Adam Curtis | 13:30 UK time, Wednesday, 17 June 2009

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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 show that power is exercised not just through politics and diplomacy - but flows through our feelings and emotions, and shapes the way we think of ourselves and the world.

This is a slightly longer trail.

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The introduction to It Felt Like a Kiss

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Adam Curtis | 13:15 UK time, Wednesday, 17 June 2009

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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't want to say too much about that.

This is a short introduction to the world the audience will enter. It is like a background or a pre-story to the world of both enchantment and menace that they will discover.

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I found these slides

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Adam Curtis | 13:00 UK time, Wednesday, 17 June 2009

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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

The postcards and the truth drug

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Adam Curtis | 12:58 UK time, Wednesday, 17 June 2009

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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

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Adam Curtis | 11:25 UK time, Wednesday, 17 June 2009

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These are some images from the film

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A glimpse inside

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Adam Curtis | 10:08 UK time, Wednesday, 17 June 2009

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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 Organization Man - William H Whyte
The White Negro - Norman Mailer
The Poems of Matthew Arnold
Reich Speaks of Freud - Wilhelm Reich
NSC 68 - United States National Security Council
The Hidden Persuaders (front)

The Hidden Persuaders (rear)

Advertisements for Myself (front)

Advertisements for Myself (rear)

Experiment With Time

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