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Mayfair Set + Pandora's Box by Adam Curtis (NTSC region-free, Amaray 3-disc Case)

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  • Producers: Adam Curtis
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Run Time: 500 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: 1615776737
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #430,569 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Pandora's Box is a set of six documentaries telling how blind faith in science went wrong when leaders of quite different societies strove to create a better, more controllable world based on technology, as their efforts ran aground on the shoals of emotion, greed and politics.

1. The Engineer's Plot - the grotesque failure of scientific socialism in the USSR. <p2.> To The Brink of Eternity - systems analysis gone mad under the Dr. Strangeloves in the Pentagon.

3. The League of Gentlemen - monetarist theory cloaks Thatcher's destruction of the economy.

4. Goodbye Mrs Ant - how DDT and Darwin were misused to destroy the environment.

5. Black Power - Nkrumah's dream of hydropower-generated progress for Africa shattered by corruption.

6. A is For Atom - GE and Westinghouse put reactor sales ahead of safety, setting the scene for catastrophe.

The Mayfair Set highlights the way money men took over the levers of power in recent decades. Two-party democracy becomes a corrupt sham. Politicians give lip service to "market forces" while they enrich themselves helping a clique of mercenaries, asset strippers, junk bond gangsters, and global speculators destroy the nation's economic base.

1. Who Pays Wins. Col. David Stirling founds the SAS, and the plan for business to run Britain.

2. Entrepreneur Spelt S.P.I.V. Game theorist Jim Slater invents asset- stripping. He and James Goldsmith set about demolishing British industry.

3. Destroy the Technostructure. Goldsmith and Michael Milken raid US industry.

4. Twilight of the Dogs. The pension funds take over from the buccaneers. Soros dictates the fall of the pound.

See also the full descriptions at wikipedia and the review at IMDB. VIDEO QUALITY ADVISORY: Adam Curtis films are available only in versions recorded from broadcast. Video quality will not be equal to a digital production DVD. This is the best quality version available.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best April 18, 2014
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Adam Curtis is arguably one of the most interesting, engaging, and cross-fertilized documentary filmmakers alive. The only problem is how hard he would have to work in order to satisfy my thirst for a weekly Adam Curtis documentary. I own all the ones I could get my hands on.
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