Adam Curtis (born 1955) is a British television documentary maker who has during the course of his television career worked as a writer, producer, director and narrator. He currently works for BBC Current Affairs. His programmes express a clear (and sometimes controversial) opinion about their subject, and he narrates the programmes himself.
After attending Sevenoaks School (a member of the ‘art room’ that produced musicians, Tom Greenhalgh, Kevin Lycett and Mark White of The Mekons along with Andy Gill and Jon King of the Gang of Four) Curtis studied for a BA in Human Sciences (which included introductory courses in genetics, psychology, politics, geography and elementary statistics) at the University of Oxford. Curtis taught politics there, but left for a career in television. He obtained a post on That’s Life!, where he learned to find humour in serious subjects.
Curtis makes extensive use of archive footage in his documentaries. An Observer profile said: Curtis has… read more
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1bX3F7uTrg - A parody that many people who consider themselves fans seem to take in good humor, it expresses a lot of problems I've always had with the man's work myself. He is a talented montage maker and polemicist, and not so talented as an intellectual.