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Started by widenation on Sep 27, 2016 5:18:24 PM
New Adam Curtis film: HyperNormalisation
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CaptainBlack - 27 Sep 2016 17:23:31 (#1 of 277)

"And yet we can trace the 9/11 bombings and Iraq war directly back to the day when "We Are The World" was released in 1985".

widenation - 27 Sep 2016 17:25:58 (#2 of 277)

Curtis would refer to them as "the events of September the eleventh."

invicta - 27 Sep 2016 18:21:42 (#3 of 277)

Sounds fun. And gives us all a chance to construct our own Adam Curtis parody, which is always fun.

Arjuna - 27 Sep 2016 18:28:56 (#4 of 277)

It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening - but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them

Aren't we just so lucky that Adam can

invicta - 27 Sep 2016 18:32:06 (#5 of 277)

< readies stock film of 1960s computers >

Tadagee - 27 Sep 2016 19:16:47 (#6 of 277)

And, thanks to Adam Curtis, Brian Eno never had to work again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1bX3F7uTrg

popstar7 - 27 Sep 2016 21:38:01 (#7 of 277)

The parody's already been done (to death). We just get to wish we'd thought of it first.

upgoerfive - 27 Sep 2016 21:40:10 (#8 of 277)

'But it was a trap ...'

Tadagee - 27 Sep 2016 21:45:20 (#9 of 277)

Oh right. Well excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me for missing the zeitgeist.

upgoerfive - 27 Sep 2016 21:49:34 (#10 of 277)

'Five thousand miles away, another group of scientists, funded by the U.S. Army, were beginning to question whether the zeitgeist even existed at all ...'

widenation - 27 Sep 2016 21:58:38 (#11 of 277)

The "fact" remains - Curtis' take on Trump, Brexit, current European politics etc, will be an interesting one - with a (probably) arresting soundtrack.

machiavelli - 27 Sep 2016 22:12:51 (#12 of 277)

Sounds fun. And gives us all a chance to construct our own Adam Curtis parody, which is always fun.

He parodied himself on Screenwipe.

PolishMark - 27 Sep 2016 22:21:41 (#13 of 277)

Curtis is always thought-provoking. Mostly hokum and crazy leaps of logic, but never boring.

bossab2 - 27 Sep 2016 22:36:00 (#14 of 277)

Cool. A distopia film.

popstar7 - 27 Sep 2016 22:36:36 (#15 of 277)

Oh right. Well excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me for missing the zeitgeist.

Sorry, wasn't meant to sound snarky.

upgoerfive - 27 Sep 2016 22:43:41 (#16 of 277)

I do really love his work though. Who else could make a documentary containing sentences such as:

'All that was left was a small group of Nuns, and they had formed a Radical Lesbian Collective.'



When he's on form, he really is very good at what he does. I'd recommend 'The Way of All Flesh', a nice film about a particular cell line which has become notorious in cancer research, but really about a whole lot more.

PolishMark - 27 Sep 2016 22:55:45 (#17 of 277)

My absolutely favourite Curtis quote is this from The Power of Nightmares:

The main Islamist group in Algeria, the GIA, ended up being led by a Mr. Zouabri, a chicken farmer, who killed everyone who disagreed with him. He issued a final communique, declaring that the whole of Algerian society should be killed, with the exception of his tiny remaining band of Islamists. They were the only ones who understood the truth.

xDiggy - 27 Sep 2016 22:58:41 (#18 of 277)

Oh goody. I love Curtis' films, even if, when you think about them, they're talking bollocks.

xbod72 - 27 Sep 2016 23:00:32 (#19 of 277)

I used to adore Adam Curtis's films but I got to admit the parodies did bring the whole edifice crumbling down.

I also thought that last one (I think it was the last) which was an iPlayer exclusive was tiresome in the extreme. Loads of raw footage with little going on.

xDiggy - 27 Sep 2016 23:02:29 (#20 of 277)

Bitter Lake? I quite enjoyed that, but it needed an edit.

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