Pandora’s Box (1992) IMDb


Adam Curtis (writer-director).


Adam Curtis’s debut as head of a whole series, already true to his style.


The misapplication and political abuse of “science” throughout the 20th century: Soviet economic centralization, environmentalism versus ecology, industrialization in Ghana, and finally the past future of the atomic age. Curtis returns to two of the subjects in later series: Cold War game theory, which is seen from a cultural angle in The Trap (2007), and Thatcherite monetarism, revisited in The Mayfair Set (1999).


Less polished than his later work, but funny and absorbing.

moving picture non-fiction series