It Felt Like a Kiss film - coming soon

Monday 20 July 2009, 17:16

Adam Curtis 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 1.

    Hooray!

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    Comment number 2.

    It's coming to London - fantastic!

    As I imagine it will be a sell-out - could you set up a mailing list to warn us when tickets go on sale?

    [PS what do you think of the reviews the show has received so far?)

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    Comment number 3.

    Seems fair and decent of you to avoid disappointing those of us who couldn't get there and were awaiting the film. Thanks

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    Comment number 4.

    Tidings of great joy!
    Been getting RSI checking to see if it had been posted.
    Will now anticipate the end of the week in a state of zen-like calm.
    My blog this week is devoted to the experience of seeing It Feels Like A Kiss -
    because I thought the run ended at Manchester.
    Anyone wanting to read how I had socks scared off me,
    go to http://lizaclizaclizac.blogspot.com -
    anyone else steer clear as it will spoil the surprises.
    LC

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    Comment number 5.

    @warblegoose - RSS Feeds are the mailing lists of the 21st century... Make them your friend :)

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    Comment number 6.

    Looking forward to it, and the music. I loved that piano piece that gets intruped by that strange electronic tone (you used it in your The Rise and Fall of the TV Journalist short).

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    Comment number 7.

    Technologies is amazing the piano track i was talking about is called ;

    floyd cramer - on the rebound - its on spotify

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    Comment number 8.

    ace

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    Comment number 9.

    cannot wait to see the film. there's a facebook group for people who've been through the production here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=98110067894 (it's private, to avoid spoiling things for people who haven't yet been)

    why has moscow been shortlisted? it totally deserves to travel the world. it could feasibly be made into a interactive website or dvd too, although the amount of scanning and photos doesn't bear thinking about.

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    Comment number 10.

    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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    Comment number 11.

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

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    Comment number 12.

    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 13.

    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 14.

    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 15.

    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 16.

    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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    Just rejoice at that news...

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    Comment number 18.

    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 19.

    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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