Thought I'd just post on Adam Curtis' fascinating thee-part documentary, which aired on BBC2 a few months ago, 'The Trap: What Happened to Our Dreams of Freedom?' Curtis has stated that he's had trouble getting his documentaries released on DVDs due to their extensive use of archive footage and music...which is probably the thing that most gives them their characteristic flavour, but can also be irritating and a bit gimmicky, and almost gets in the way of his argument more than making it - in addition, it feels manipulative. Anyway, despite that, these 3 episdoes are actually thought-provoking and challenge assumptions in thought, which makes a change from a lot of TV output these days. Maybe the exaggerated style is in place to compensate for this, to 'jazz it up' so that it doesn't feel so much that he's delivering a lecture/academic polemic. Anyway, the whole thing's available on Google Video - here are the links.
EPISODE THREE (broken up into 3 seperate videos)