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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

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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  • Comment number 1.

    What the monkeys is this?

    Arent political documentary makers and news-makers meant to lead the way. For instance when liberating Kabul, or revealing that an MP has used expenses to purchase 100 budgerigars - or at least presenting the breaking news that a modernist carbuncle is about to be erected somewhere in Prince Charles sight line, and, said builder is a cowboy?

    Instead you seem to want to historicise everything. You seem to challenge the idea that individuals are individuals who, if they are a success they make their own choices because theyre worth it. Its only by coincidence that these choices often come via a corporate machine to satisfy desires.

    I dont know, but I guess you have a desire to wake up the politically unconscious (that includes many politicians) and remind us that metanarratives are relevant to understanding and seeking truth. If one accepts this notion much of what is presented as news and current affairs is just a pastiche of what goes on in the world.

    This is not to say there is an Orwellian conspiracy going on, maybe there is, I dont know. But I do appreciate your efforts. There are others trying to do the same in small ways. Visit
    http://www.in-control.org.uk/site/INCO/Templates/General.aspx?pageid=1094&cc=GB

  • Comment number 2.

    "Others trying to do *the same*" eh? I ain't seen 'em. Are you implying that Curtis is running highly profitable 'retreats' for the hard of thinking in 'monasteries' in India and Scotland? Unlikely.

    PS Red.













    I mean the colour of your hair. And your bile is yellow.

  • Comment number 3.

    I wrote my very first blog, a seeringly articulate masterpiece!! at midnight on weds night here,after seeing ' ...Kiss", (had spent 3hrs each way getting there) was so blitzed that I clicked on the above thing about 'reactive moderating' and lost it to the ether..... hey ho. Since then have been reliving the experience and like/unlike a slow release mind altering substance it gets better and better. Mr Michael Billington, I think, does not get it, the point of the naff chainsaw stuff, its a double double bluff and back with nobs on to the real 'deep cut' stuff that was illuminated and more.We don't often in exciting ways dwell seriously on stories that show us our linked psyches,but we do love to be scared 'safely'. An insult to who's intelligence?, Has he no humour? Has he no love of pop culture?-(I did run and scream, so did the others with me.)-This two hrs plus made me feel alive, my heart is beating hard and I am part of all these stories. Artaud may on some other parallel crazy world he still lives in, be smiling, losing track of time, laughing, crying and screaming like me.-Try to see this collaboration. Mesmerising film and theatrics, ideas, ideas ideas. My story was in there too, so will yours be whether 15 or 105............

  • Comment number 4.

    Grammar during the text of this video: "parent's terrifying memories". Should this not be "parents'..." ?

  • Comment number 5.

    We spent three hours in the company of It Felt Like A Kiss last week - awe-inspiring and thought-provoking...very well done to all concerned - it was a truly remarkable experience where you certainly felt immersed in Adam's incredible film - magnificent.

 

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