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10/10
wow, what a ride
Stofft3 March 2010
This was one of the best things I've seen in a long time, after 10 minutes I was so absorbed into what was displayed in front of me that I couldn't do anything else than just sit there and get sucked right in.

I am a human being that has questioned the western world's terror like behavior and often asked myself why we are so violent and builds everything around violence? This movie kinda just connected the dots between various things that has happened up 'til now and it follows the same agenda thru the history of our society.

You are not being controlled and lead by a voice, this movie only contains pictures and various clips (and in some places text to help you along on this ride) and its just a brilliant piece of work.
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9/10
A unique and moving documentary
Voland-41 March 2010
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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3/10
The hit didn't feel like a kiss at all - an open letter to Adam Curtis
someman71 October 2013
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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