Archives for June 2009
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.
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.
But we all know that family photographs only capture the happy moments.
These are some images from the film
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