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It Felt Like a Kiss (2009)

The story of America's rise to power starting with 1959; it uses archive footage and American pop music to highlight the consequences to the rest of the world and in the peoples' minds.

Director:

Adam Curtis (uncredited)

Writer:

Adam Curtis
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H. Rap Brown ... Self (archive footage)
Nikita Khrushchev ... Self (archive footage)
Richard Nixon ... Self (archive footage)
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The story of America's rise to power starting with 1959; it uses archive footage and American pop music to highlight the consequences to the rest of the world and in the peoples' minds.

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Connections

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It Felt Like a Kiss
(1962)
Written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin
Performed by The Crystals
from "The Crystals" by Abico Records
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The hit didn't feel like a kiss at all - an open letter to Adam Curtis
1 October 2013 | by someman7See all my reviews

I just watched "It felt like a kiss". It is shocking. Not as in revelatory, but as in violent. I felt disgusted, and I don't remember the last time I felt like that. I often watch documentaries and enjoy sci-fi, probably as a child. I want to stress that this is not a compliment*. It's like everything between the texts has no other purpose than to shock. Why would I want to watch that man crawling and burning? What will it teach me that I didn't know about human suffering? Unnecessary. And then you cut in scenes of children, why? "The Century of Self" is one of my favorite documentaries, but this one didn't warrant the mental scarring it gave me. *You wield great power when you assemble your visuals. Just like musicians do when they write and compose songs. You've abused your power. That is all.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

26 February 2010 (USA) See more »

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