Adam Curtis: Additional Content


I recently had the pleasure of introducing a new friend to the edifying and entertaining oeuvre of Adam Curtis. For her, and others: a list of links that contain audio interviews with Curtis that haven’t appeared here in previous posts.

Adam Curtis: Adam Buxton Podcast Ep.44
In the wake of Brexit and Donald Trump’s election the conversation often focused on a favourite theme of Mr Curtis: where the pursuit of individualism is leading us.
http://adam-buxton.co.uk/ad/2017/05/18/podcast-ep-44-adam-curtis/

Adam Curtis: The TV elite has lost the plot
The stupidity of crowds
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/20/adam_curtis_interview/

Adam Curtis: an audio special
On Facebook, The Big Lump Theory … and Popbitch Radio
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/23/beeb_week_adam_curtis_2/

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Propaganda and the UK Press – Who Owns The Media?

Over 3/4 of the UK press is owned by billionaires with vested interests. This is NOT news it's propaganda. #wakeup #jc4pm

Over 3/4 of the UK press is owned by billionaires with vested interests. This is NOT news it’s propaganda.
#wakeup #jc4pm

Britain has one of the most concentrated media environments in the world, with 3 companies in control of 71% of national newspaper circulation and 5 companies in command of 81% of local newspaper titles.

The hacking scandal and its aftermath demonstrated how that power has been used nationally, whilst at local level community after community is losing the means to publicly hold power to account.

Urgent reform is needed to reclaim the media in the interest of the public.
Who owns the UK media? – Media Reform Coalition

Who owns the UK media – report plus appendix (2015)Download (pdf 2.52 MB) the Media Reform Coalition’s latest ownership report on Who owns the UK media?

Update: Also read…

Post-Democratic Broadcasting by Tom Mills London Review of Books

John McDonnell leaves reporters speechless after tearing apart their bias at a live press conference [VIDEO]

A BBC Radio listener has caught the broadcaster dead to rights in its pro-Tory bias

updated: 16:34 20 May 2017

New Adam Curtis Film ‘Bitter Lake’ Trailer

Trailer for Bitter Lake by Adam Curtis

Politicians used to have the confidence to tell us stories that made sense of the chaos of world events.

But now there are no big stories and politicians react randomly to every new crisis – leaving us bewildered and disorientated.

And journalism – that used to tell a grand, unfurling narrative – now also just relays disjointed and often wildly contradictory fragments of information.

Events come and go like waves of a fever. We – and the journalists – live in a state of continual delirium, constantly waiting for the next news event to loom out of the fog – and then disappear again, unexplained.

And the formats – in news and documentaries – have become so rigid and repetitive that the audiences never really look at them.

In the face of this people retreat from journalism and politics. They turn away into their own worlds, and the stories they and their friends tell each other.

I think this is wrong, sad, and bad for democracy – because it means the politicians become more and more unaccountable.

I have made a film that tries to respond to this in two ways.

It tells a big story about why the stories we are told today have stopped making sense.

But it is also an experiment in a new way of reporting the world. To do this I’ve used techniques that you wouldn’t normally associate with TV journalism. My aim is to make something more emotional and involving – so it reconnects and feels more real.

BBC iPlayer has given me the opportunity to do this – because it isn’t restrained by the rigid formats and schedules of network television. It’s a place you can go to experiment and try out new ideas.

It is also liberating – both because things can be any length, and also because it allows the audience to watch the films in different ways.

The film is called Bitter Lake. It is a bit of an epic – it’s two hours twenty minutes long.

Continue reading Adam Curtis’ post and watch the trailer here
Adam Curtis
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/posts/TRAILER-TRASH

BBC Content Warning

BBC Bias (dis)Content Warning by domestic empire

“BBC NEWS

This programme contains strong language borne of
class and racial prejudice that only long-term
sustained political corruption can engender.

Which some viewers may find disturbing.”

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