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14. Mike Figgis: "Is there too much culture?"

Mike Figgis is the academy award-nominated director of 'Leaving Las Vegas' and 'Timecode', and one of the most innovative and successful British film-makers working today. His lecture will challenge our understanding of a healthy culture.


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Free Thinking 07 Event Poll 14

Do we have too much culture?

  1. Yes
    4 votes
    (18.2%)
  2. No
    13 votes
    (59.1%)
  3. Don't know
    5 votes
    (22.7%)

Total votes: 22

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion

Your thoughts

Superb Mike. From Sean O'Hagan in London
Stumbled across this show and there was Mike Figgis articulating everything I have been speculating on ( quietly I might add ) and as Mike says ,just waiting for the crash to happen . Anyone who works in music ( or the music industry) will agree that the industry as we know it is dead . It is only time , and a very short time at that , until the same happens to film . We must look at that very pertinent point that since the 50's we have been pedalling an idealised version of rebellion as art and over-celebrating the culture of youth or the forever young and basically we should be bored. Great nuggets of thought on this show . I have to say , radio is storming through these peculiar times claiming the new ground as its own. Radio is very instinctively courting the internet in a brilliant way . Perhaps it's the starting point for the great reconstruction.

A festival of ideas in Liverpool 9-11Nov 07, on radio and online.



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