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Dock

Two of the best documenteries I have ever watched and....

........both made by a bloke called Adam Curtis.

Discovered both of these on BBC iplayer. I watched Biter Lake first a while ago and last night I watched HyperNormalisation. I know in this age of the Internet we all like to think we have insight into bent politics and big corporations but these films are different to anything you have ever watched (the closest I could compare them to is the brilliant Koyaanisqatsi). Both of these documentaries will alter your perception of the modern world. The Western and Eastern worlds up on trial. Trust me on this. These are worth watching.

Bitter Lake: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gyz6b

HYperNormalisation: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04b183c
Late Doors

I agree 'cept i haven't seen the second one yet. He should be on every schools history and current affairs syllabus and on a proper tv channel. But of course we can't have the likes of him challenging current popular notions can we with his facts and evidence.

Got hypernormalisation lined up for a solo night in with a bottle or two where nobody can hear me.
Frazier Cranium

Heard great things but not seen any of his docs as yet.
Plastic Man

Thanks for the tips. I've bookmarked the links. But as they're both knocking 3 hours long, I'm not sure when I'll get to watch them.
Dock

Plastic Man wrote:
Thanks for the tips. I've bookmarked the links. But as they're both knocking 3 hours long, I'm not sure when I'll get to watch them.


I watched both of them in two separate sittings. Firstly due to the duration and secondly because the imagery and the narrative is physically and mentally draining. A lot to digest. But landmark productions that need to be watched.
Forest

Watched Hypernomalisation this morning. Jaw dropping.
Cutsyke

The more I see and hear and read the less I think I really know.

You ever meet or listen to someone who has the ability to look at a situation, weigh it up and make an instant assessment that's so at odds with what you're thinking that you question your own reasoning? I don't think I'm thick but I've been doing that more and more of late.

And does the man who exposes someone else's agenda have one of his own?
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Adam Curtis has recently said South Park is the best documentary series about modern life - FACT
Dock

Cutsyke wrote:
The more I see and hear and read the less I think I really know.

You ever meet or listen to someone who has the ability to look at a situation, weigh it up and make an instant assessment that's so at odds with what you're thinking that you question your own reasoning? I don't think I'm thick but I've been doing that more and more of late.

And does the man who exposes someone else's agenda have one of his own?


Great post Cuts. I also feel a similar way to you. I've been having a real personal audit about how much and what kind of media I'm exposed to. Watching news leaves me feeling more depressed, frustrated, and confused than when I don't watch it. I think more time given to real and immediate aspects of your own life leaves you more fulfilled and happier than 99% of the garbage peddled online and on telly.

I've been narrowing things down by asking myself what I actually get from reading or watching certain things. If I conclude that I get fuck all from it then it goes into Room 101. I think social media is a distraction and serves no real purpose to me as an individual. It's not 'connecting' with people, if anything it isolates us. Reg is ok but as for Facebook, I've never had an account, and I've just deactivated my Twitter account. I'm interested in life and learning, even more so with every year I get older, and I'm not going to waste it 'Liking' or 'favouriting' things on social media. Life's for living and appreciating the world, and spending huge amounts of time sat at a monitor or gazing at a smart phone is not for me anymore.

Over the last sixteen years or so it's become the norm for us as human beings to be bombarded with unimportant irrelevant noise every day of our short lives and I'm at the end of my time with it me! The relentlessness of social media and the general twenty four hour media doesn't allow people time to actually live and to figure things out for themselves. In the final analysis its bullshit. Recently I've had a right epiphany me, and I'm checking out of Bullshitville!

*goes for a walk with Dock dog, marvels at the sun rising up from mystical East (Spurn Point)*
Forest

The tale of Donald Trump and the Japanese gambler that's covered a little bit in Hypernormalisation

http://www.politico.com/magazine/...anese-gambler-donald-trump-213635

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