亚当·柯蒂斯

    凯文·亚当·柯蒂斯是一位英国纪录片制片人。他最喜欢的主题是“权力及其在社会中的作用”,他的作品探讨了社会学、心理学、哲学和政治史等领域。柯蒂斯称自己“基本上是一位历史学家”,并将自己的作品描述为恰巧通过电影进行阐释的新闻。奖项:英国电视学院奖、·Telluride电影节银奖。

亚当·柯蒂斯(Adam Curtis)名言

Sometimes history repeats itself. And sometimes it doesn't.

有时历史会重演。但有时不是。

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Nobody trusts anyone in authority today. It is one of the main features of our age. Wherever you look, there are lying politicians, crooked bankers, corrupt police officers, cheating journalists and double-dealing media barons, sinister children's entertainers, rotten and greedy energy companies, and out-of-control security services.

今天没有人相信任何当权者。这是我们这个时代的主要特征之一。无论你往哪里看,都会看到撒谎的政客、欺诈的银行家、腐败的警察、欺骗的记者和两面派的媒体大亨、阴险的儿童娱乐圈、腐朽贪婪的能源公司以及失控的安全部门。

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'American Honey' takes you into the feelings of a girl travelling through the United States while giddily in love. You see modern America through her intense feelings. But again and again the film pulls the rug out from under your feet - scenes never play out as you expect.

《美国甜心》让你感受到一个在美国旅行的女孩在热恋中的感觉。你从她强烈的情感中看到了现代美国。但这部电影一次又一次地把地毯从你脚下拉了出来——场景从来没有像你想象的那样上演过。

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In our age of individualism, we see computers as ways through which we can express our individuality. But the truth is that the computers are really good at spotting the very opposite. The computers can see how similar we are, and they then have the ability to agglomerate us together into groups that have the same behaviours.

在我们个人主义的时代,我们把电脑看作是我们表达个性的方式。但事实是,电脑真的很擅长发现恰恰相反的东西。计算机可以看到我们有多么相似,然后它们就有能力把我们聚集在一起,形成具有相同行为的群体。

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We live in a time when all elites, whether on the left or the right, believe in rigid rules that say there is no alternative to the present political and economic system.

我们生活在这样一个时代:所有的精英,无论是左翼还是右翼,都相信严格的规则,即除了目前的政治和经济体制之外别无选择。

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One of the guiding beliefs of our consuming age is that we are all free and independent individuals. That we can choose to do pretty much what we want, and if we can't, then it's bad. But at the same time, co-existing alongside this, there is a completely different, parallel universe where we all seem meekly to do what those in power tell us to do.

我们消费时代的一个指导思想是我们都是自由和独立的个体。我们可以选择做我们想做的事,如果做不到,那就糟糕了。但与此同时,与此同时存在的,是一个完全不同的平行宇宙,在那里我们似乎都温顺地去做那些掌权者告诉我们要做的事情。

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Documentaries shouldn't just reflect the world: they should try and explain why reality is like it is.

纪录片不应该仅仅反映世界:他们应该试图解释为什么现实是这样的。

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In 'Mad Men,' we watch a group of people who live in a prosperous society that offers happiness and order like never before in history and yet are full of anxiety and unease. They feel there is something more, something beyond. And they feel stuck.

在《广告狂人》中,我们看到一群人生活在一个繁荣的社会,他们提供了历史上从未有过的幸福和秩序,却充满了焦虑和不安。他们觉得有更多的东西,超越。他们感觉被卡住了。

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