Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Century of the Self

I am still trying to make the time to watch this one-maybe at 3 A M, I'll get the chance. I've heard it is really freaky and interesting-mostly,I'm posting it so I won't lose it in bookmarks or in my Youtube Favorites.

Here is a Wikipedia quote on the film;

Among the main characters are Freud himself and his nephew Edward Bernays, who was the first to use psychological techniques in advertising. He is often seen as the "father of the public relations industry". Freud's daughter Anna Freud, a pioneer of child psychology, is mentioned in the second part, as well as Wilhelm Reich, the main opponent of Freud's theories.

Along these general themes, The Century of the Self asks deeper questions about the roots and methods of modern consumerism, representative democracy and its implications. It also questions the modern way we see ourselves, the attitude to fashion and superficiality.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting this up. It's something we should all see.

ThatGirlTasha said...

I've now seen the first part of it. I think it give a little too much credit to the powers that be. There is no doubt that all this manipulation has been tried but is that really why we buy? People have always loved "stuff" maybe we just have more opportunity to buy than we did before the war.It really interesting to see the hand rubbing and evil laughter of those behind the scenes trying to control us all.