Adam Curtis

Adam Curtis

Date of Birth: 26 May 1955

Country: UK

Biography: Adam Curtis (born Kevin Adam Curtis) is a documentary film maker. He says, "My favourite theme is power and how it works in society", and his works explore areas of sociology, philosophy and political history. He describes his work as journalism that happens to be expounded upon through the medium of film. His films have won six BAFTAs. He has been closely associated with the BBC throughout his film making career and has one of the most popular blogs on the BBC website.

Total Credits at Criticker: 10 (Actor), 16 (Director), 13 (Writer)

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Find more information about Adam Curtis at The Internet Movie Database

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    The Century of the Self
    Adam Curtis' acclaimed BBC documentary mini-series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty. (BBC Four)
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    The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear
    This film was originally aired as a BBC documentary comprised of three one-hour episodes "Baby, It's Cold Outside," "The Phantom Victory" and "Shadows in the Cave." The documentaries question whether the threat of terrorism to the West is a politically driven fantasy and if al-Qaeda really is an organised network. (BBC)
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    Pandora's Box (1992) - TV Mini-Series
    Pandora's Box is a 1992 BBC series of documentary films, written and produced by Adam Curtis, which examines the consequences of political and technocratic rationalism. (Wikipedia)
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    The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom
    The Trap is a series of three films by Bafta-winning producer Adam Curtis that explains the origins of our contemporary, narrow idea of freedom... (bbc.co.uk)
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    It Felt Like a Kiss
    The story of America's rise to power starting in 1959, it uses nothing but archive footage and American pop music. Showing the consequences on the rest of the world and in peoples mind.
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    The Living Dead
    The Living Dead (1995) - TV Mini-Series
    The Living Dead, subtitled Three Films About the Power of the Past is the second major documentary series made by British film-maker Adam Curtis. This series investigates the way that history and memory (both national and individual) have been used by politicians and others. (archive.org)
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    The Mayfair Set
    The Mayfair Set (1999) - TV Mini-Series
    A look at how buccaneer capitalists of hot money were allowed to shape the climate of the Thatcher years, focusing on the rise of Colonel David Stirling, Jim Slater, James Goldsmith, and Tiny Rowland, all members of The Clermont club in the 1960s. (en.wikipedia.org)
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    All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
    A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don't realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
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    Inside Story
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    Bitter Lake
    Bitter Lake is a new, adventurous and epic film that explains why the big stories that politicians tell us have become so simplified that we can't really see the world any longer. (BBC)
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    HyperNormalisation
    Adam Curtis explains how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and the people they represent have retreated in to a damaging over-simplified version of what is happening. (imdb)
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    Modern Times
    Modern Times (1995) - TV Series
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    The Great British Housing Disaster
    Documentary about the system built housing of the 1960s. (imdb)
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    This new series of films traces different forces across the world that have led to now, not just in the West, but in China and Russia as well. It covers a wide range - including the strange roots of modern conspiracy theories, the history of China, opium and opiods, the history of Artificial Intelligence, melancholy over the loss of empire and, love and power. And explores whether modern culture, despite its radicalism, is really just part of the new system of power. (BBC)
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    The Cost of Treachery
    In 1949, at the height of the Cold War, the British and American Governments decided to fight back at the growing Soviet Empire with a secret plan of subversion. (imdb)
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    Russia 1985-1999: TraumaZone
    Block by block, Adam Curtis’ astonishing history uses archival footage to build a narrative of societal collapse, political opportunism, corruption and identity crisis in the USSR’s final hour. (Mubi)
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