Adam Curtis

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Ano Título Sinopse
1983 Just Another Day: Selfridges Behind the scenes at Selfridges, a department store on Oxford Street, London.
1983 Just Another Day: The Seaside A typical day in Walton-on-the-Naze.
1983 Trumpets and Typewriters: A History of War Reporting The history of war correspondents.
1984 Inquiry: The Great British Housing Disaster The system-built housing of the 1960s. Narrated by David Jones.
1984 Italians: The Mayor of Montemilone The politics of a small Italian town and its communist mayor, Dino Labriola.
1984 The Cost of Treachery The Albanian Subversion, in which the CIA and MI6 attempted to overthrow the Albanian government and to weaken the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War in 1949, and the role of double agent Kim Philby.
1987 40 Minutes: Bombay Hotel The luxurious The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, contrasted with the poverty of the city's slums.
1988 An Ocean Apart Explores the relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States from World War I to the 1980s.
1989 40 Minutes: The Kingdom of Fun Documentary about the MetroCentre in Gateshead, developed by entrepreneur John Hall. It compares Hall's plans to regenerate North East England with those of Labour politician T. Dan Smith.
1989 Inside Story: The Road to Terror How the Iranian Revolution turned from idealism to terror, drawing parallels with the French Revolution two hundred years earlier.
1992 Pandora's Box The dangers of technocratic and political rationality.
1995 The Living Dead The different ways that history and memory (both national and individual) have been used and manipulated by politicians and others.
1996 Inside Story Special: £830,000,000 – Nick Leeson and the Fall of the House of Barings Nick Leeson and the collapse of Barings Bank.
1997 Modern Times: The Way of All Flesh The story, dating back to the 1950s, of the search for a cure to cancer, and the impact of Henrietta Lacks, the "woman who will never die" because her cells never stopped reproducing.
1999 The Mayfair Set Looks at the birth of the global arms trade, the invention of asset stripping, and how buccaneer capitalists shaped the Thatcher years, focusing on the rise of Colonel David Stirling, Jim Slater, Sir James Goldsmith and Tiny Rowland & members of the elite Clermont Club in the 1960s.
2002 The Century of the Self How Freud's theories on the unconscious led to the development of public relations by his nephew Edward Bernays; the use of desire over need; and self-actualisation as a means of achieving economic growth and the political control of populations.
2004 The Power of Nightmares Suggests a parallel between the rise of Islamism in the Arab world and neoconservatism in the United States, and their mutual need, argues Curtis, to create the myth of a dangerous enemy to gain support.
2007 The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom Explores the modern concept of freedom, specifically, "how a simplistic model of human beings as self-seeking, almost robotic creatures led to today's idea of freedom".
2007 The Rise and Fall of the TV Journalist Short film chronicling the transformation of mainstream media and the balance of political power in the last few decades by looking at how the role of the broadcast journalist has changed since the 1950s.
2009 Oh Dearism Short film about how mainstream media simplify complex events and present them as "scattered terrible things happening everywhere, Oh Dear", leaving the public feeling powerless to do anything about them.
2009 It Felt Like a Kiss Collaboration with theatre company Punchdrunk and Damon Albarn.
2010 Paranoia and Moral Panics Short film using the paranoia of Richard Nixon to explore how a similar outlook on life has been propagated on a larger social scale in the new media age and the resulting moral panics and immobilization of politics.
2011 All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace Argues that computers have failed to liberate humanity, and instead have "distorted and simplified our view of the world around us". The title is taken from a 1967 poem of the same name by Richard Brautigan.
2011 Every Day Is Like Sunday The rise and fall of press baron Cecil King, and the changing relationship between the public, politics and the media.
2013 Everything Is Going According to Plan (Massive Attack v Adam Curtis) Collaboration with Massive Attack. Based on technocrats and global corporations establishing an ultraconservative norm, with the internet providing a "fake, enchanting world, which has become a kind of prison".
2014 Oh Dearism II Short film examining the global events of 2014 to reveal a chaotic morass, the reporting of which is increasingly difficult to comprehend in the context of the 24-hour news cycle and the internet (special feature on Russian Vladislav Surkov).
2015 Bitter Lake How Western leaders' simplistic good vs. evil narrative has failed in the complex post-war era, and how many Islamic terrorist groups have their origins in the U.S.'s long-standing alliance with Saudi Arabia.
2016 Living in an Unreal World Short film for Vice Media about the illusion of stability, freedom, and prosperity in the West, comparing it to life in the Soviet Union during the 1970s. Ends with a trailer for HyperNormalisation.
2016 HyperNormalisation "How we got to this strange time of great uncertainty and confusion where those who are supposed to be in power are paralyzed and have no idea what to do".
2017 "MK Ultra" Dance collaboration with Rosie Kay Dance Company. Explores project MKUltra and conspiracy theories including the Illuminati, themes later reworked into Can't Get You Out of My Head.
2019 Untitled Collaboration with Massive Attack. "How we have moved into a strange backward-looking world, enclosed by machines that read our data and predict our every move, haunted by ghosts from the past".
2021 Can't Get You Out of My Head A six-part BBC documentary series that "tells the story of how we got to the strange days we are now experiencing. And why both those in power – and we – find it so difficult to move on". It "explores whether modern culture, despite its radicalism, is really just part of the new system of power".

* adaptado a partir da tabela completa na Wikipedia EN'


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