Maybe everybody of you has seen this masterpiece of documentary filmmaking, maybe you haven’t.
This film is one of the most important flicks ever made – and more relevant than ever. The Century of the Self from 2002.
Adam Curtis is the man behind this work and he is widely acclaimed to be one of the best documentary-makers out there.
So the documentary is basically about one thing. Sigmund Freuds Psychoanalysis.
Sounds awesome doesn’t it?
But don’t leave me right here. In the smallest nutcase I can find, his theories are about one basic thing: People have primal instincts which they try to pursue as much as they can. Fucking, fighting… you name it. Animal Insticts.
The documentary follows the evolution of Public Relations and how the manipulation of the masses formed the world the way it is right now. It describes how consumerism is linked to our basic instincts to fuck to eat and to kill.
They coined the phrase: sex sells. And you know it does. But there is much more that sells.
I can’t emphasize how important this documentary is to understand our consumer-society today. So watch it and understand how companies, politicians and society change your unconscious thoughts and needs. After the break. Oh yeah. The next one will be a little more light-hearted again