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Adam Curtis
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Date of Birth: May 26, 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 Titles at Criticker: 14 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (12) | Writer (11) | Actor (10)
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HyperNormalisation (2016)
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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Bitter Lake (2015)
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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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (2011)
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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Charlie Brooker
Brooker takes a satirical look back at the events of the past 12 months, a year that included weddings both royal and gypsy, as well as riots across England and Wales, the phone-hacking scandal and the TV debut of Desperate Scousewives. With contributions by American stand-up Doug Stanhope, Brian Limond, and Adam Curtis.
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Newswipe (2009)
Newswipe (2009) - TV Series
The aim of Newswipe was to expose the inner workings of news media, just as Screenwipe does to television in general. The series was a comic, thoughtful and acerbic analysis of recent news coverage. Newswipe also looked at the way the news is presented to the public. Experts were on hand to pick apart certain stories and analysed the news media's obsessions. (en.wikipedia.org)
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It Felt Like a Kiss (2009)
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 Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (2007)
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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The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004)
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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The Century of the Self (2002)
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 Mayfair Set (1999)
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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Modern Times: The Way of All Flesh (1997)
A documentary about how Media and politicians explore the "fight against cancer".
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25 Million Pounds (1996)
This movie details the collapse of Barings Bank in the mid-1990s due to the machinations of Nick Leeson, who lost £827 million ($1.3 billion) primarily by speculating on futures contracts. (wikipedia)
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The Living Dead (1995)
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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Pandora
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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