The torrent The Power Of Nightmares is given in this compact form for rapid download.
It includes all three parts.
The Power of Nightmares Part I
Baby It’s Cold Outside
The Power of Nightmares Part II
The Phantom Victory
The Power of Nightmares Part III
The Shadows In The Cave
Many descriptions of Adam Curtis' work are available in various wiki and
other sources. Here is the description from the IMDb:
"Where did Osama Bin Laden come from, and why does he hate the American way of life?
Why do the American neo-conservatists want the public to believe in a world wide
conspiracy of evil, operating from vast underground complexes that look like a James
Bond film set? In a world that has just witnessed the worst natural disaster in
known history, why are our nightmares filled with images of bearded men and dirty
bombs? This three-part documentary gives the answers. In a cool, factual manner, it
goes back to the historic roots of both sides in this lukewarm war, and shows us how
eerily similar they are. That is what is really scary about the war on terrorism.
This series is essential viewing for everyone who wants to understand the most
important conflict of our time. Which should include you."
Adam Curtis' work deals with fear and control. In The Century of the Self
he explored how the nephew of Sigmund Freud, Edward Bernays, used Freudian
principles to manipulate the hidden fears and desires of the consumers of mass
The images used by Curtis are very often from stock footage to convey a point.
The films are lectures with pictures (pictures where copyright is not an issue is my
guess.) These blend with the interviews which comprise the original content of
The importance of Curtis' work cannot be underestimated. Power Of Nightmares was
shown at the Tribeca Film Festival of 2006. The dvd edition is shown to be available here:
And the best interview I have read with Adam Curtis is here:
In it, the presenter gives the interesting and highly accurate observation that
Curtis' documentaries give "the secret history of the 20th Century."
All of Curtis' work is available on OBT in compact form.
This is a repost to OBT.
Other torrents from Adam Curtis are:
The Mayfair Set
The Century of the Self
Notes compiled August 20th 2008.
Aug 20, 2008, 19:15:44
Number of files
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