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It Felt Like a Kiss (2009)

The story of America's rise to power starting in 1959, it uses nothing but archive footage and Amercia pop music. Showing the consequences on the rest of the world and in peoples mind.

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A unique and moving documentary
1 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the most brilliant feat of the human mind is its ability to make connections between many disparate pieces of information, with which it finds pattern and meaning, making sense of the chaotic and often terrifying reality it inhabits.

This film is a virtuosic display of that ability. Comprised mostly of archival footage and pop music from the era, it tells the history of the United States from the late 50s onward using recurring characters like Rock Hudson, Lee Harvey Oswald, Saddam Hussein, Enos The Chimp, and Phil Spector. It is a haunting collage of a nation's innocence at the brink of disintegration in the murk of an impending nightmare it had helped to create for itself and the rest of the world.

If you're into Negativland, you'll probably be into this.


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