Adam Curtis on Archive.org
Word has spread slowly about Adam Curtis' BBC documentaries. The films, Century of the Self and the Power of Nightmares, have only been released at festivals in the US. Because both films make extensive (and brilliant) use of archival and found footage, Curtis has said clearing the rights for DVD release would be "prohibitively costly and a nightmare - no pun intended."
Fortunately, your friends at Stay Free! and the folks at the Internet Archive were able to team up and make the films available. The Century of the Self (all four parts) and all 3 parts of the Power of Nightmares are now both available. It's a bit of a time commitment to watch them all, but they're absolutely worth it.
Posted by Steve Lambert on 06/27/2006 | Permalink