Adam Curtis - It felt like a Kiss (2009)
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It Felt Like a Kiss is an olfactory-audiovisual promenade-style theatre production, first performed between 2 and 19 July 2009 as part of the second Manchester International Festival, co-produced with the BBC. Themed on "how power really works in the world", it is a collaboration between film-maker Adam Curtis and the Punchdrunk theatre company, with original music composed by Damon Albarn and performed by the Kronos Quartet. The visitor is immersed in sets based on archive footage from Baghdad, 1963; New York, 1964; Moscow, 1959; in the Amygdala, 1959-69; and Kinshasa, 1960. The title is taken from The Crystals' 1962 song "He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)", written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
The Adam Curtis blog continues this work. But I hope that more films are created using his technique. The Trap, Power of Nightmares and others listed here I have torrented for years and will continue to do so.
Thanks uploader. Since I have "It Felt Like A Kiss" as a torrent , is this of different length or composition?
Nov 22 2010, 16:21 CET
Hi Ionin! I don't know the answer to your question because I don't don't know what to compare this version with. When you say "Since I have" do you mean "Since I have uploaded to obt" ? I was careful enough to try and find it here before uploading but might have missed it.
Nov 23 2010, 00:30 CET
Let me see where mine comes from:
Mine is from TPB and listed on openbittorent.com
What I've found works well is a program called BitChe by convivea.com The free version scans a number of major sites and more for subscribers. Martin (founder of OBT) suggested that one use a major tracker (I use Demonoid) for more eyeballs then mount it on OBT.
Over time I have shrunk down and repackaged some things like The Trap and Power of Nightmares for better distribution as download but if others are well seeded, I just leave them on once I get them.
Nov 23 2010, 01:33 CET
Ah, you're at a wholly different level of torrentlife than I am. I only look at this site for new torrents. If I find a reference to something interesting that doesn't exist here, I start looking for it on other sites, being tpb or btj. If I find it there, I upload it here. This particular torrent I found on btjunkie if I'm correct.
Nov 24 2010, 01:06 CET
Is Adam Curtis the biggest apologist for corrupt politicians ever? His narration starts from the assumption that these politicians and corporate criminals actually mean what they say and are not intentionally lying to cover over their true greed motivated intentions. It's as though he's either playing stupid, a seriously naive political commentator, or being paid by the establishment to help justify their despicable actions as a big 'oops'. Don't waste your time with this one...more likely to cause confusion than clarify.
Nov 27 2010, 18:43 CET
You have to see the whole body of Curtis' work to understand how wrong you are. The whole body of work including Centurty of the Self, Power of Nightmares and Panadora's Box plus the Mayfair Set show all the techniques used to sway the populace. This is usually done through hard science misused by think tanks such as the Rand Corporation to sway the public. I also forgot The Trap: What Happened To Our Dream Of Freedom? in which he specifically states that people have given up their freedom to change things in favor of freedom from various induced fears (see Power of Nightmares as example.)
Nov 27 2010, 22:41 CET
I have seen all you mentioned above, except Pandora's Box. I believe his presentation style diffuses responsiblity away from the main characters and fails to explore the real reasons for their conscious public relations lies, which I would suggest is that they (typically presidents and prime ministers in his documentaries) are simply doing as they are told by the higher power whom they have sold out to. In turn, that higher power is more than likely the controllers of the global finance system and their goal is to continuously inflate and then deflate global currencies and markets in order to seize real property and wealth without being required to put in any of their own labor. The Rand Corporation is simply an institution that produces language and models that can be used to obfuscate the truth about and justify action and indoctrinate the population as to the neccessity for that which is intended to further inequity. The claim that people have 'given up' their freedom, on the surface seems plausible, but I think if you consider that the population is continuously lied to by the media, dumbed down by education, further stupified by modern medicine's drugs, threatened by the state's legitimate arm of violence (the police) and forced into a position where they have no time to research and find the truth because it is all they can do to keep their head above water as wage slaves with massive taxes continuously bearing down upon them, then you too may come to believe that rather than 'giving up' freedom, the general public is in fact being raped. We are under constant attack on all fronts. The only way you could consider that freedom has been 'given up' and not forcefully taken, is in the same sense as you may claim that the child who gives their candy to a gangster who put a knife to their gut and then hit and bound them, is 'giving up' their candy, as opposed to the gangster violently stealing it.
However, possibly, my original comment was nonetheless my bad. Perhaps onebigtorrenters should watch the documentaries and make up their own minds. I only hope they have the faculties to extrapolate with other knowledge to see through the suggestion that these corporate elite actually believe anything they are saying, as we must realise they are simply reading from prompters fed by professional linguistic propaganda copywriters and the only thing they believe in is the next deposit into their account.
Nov 28 2010, 20:58 CET
responsibility? I think the people that depend and pay respect to people who abuse others is a bigger problem than the few who think they know better. & In fact blaming a few people for the ills of the many is shear hypocrisy if you ask me
Encourage others to be kind but to think for themselves and stay off dependency, thats the best way (imo) to regulate 'power.'
Unfortunately people to day think they can fight fire with fire, nothing changes because people keep looking to a 'hero' or a 'leader' to solve their own suffering. Like Krishnamurti says "Be a light to yourself."
Dec 12 2010, 18:52 CET