I watched "Machines" while I was in Japan and had the usual response, a combination of revelation, total agreement and bewilderment. Generally I thought it was great, timely, urgent, engaged.
And I think it would be a bold man indeed who said he had never learned anything from Curtis' body of work. I've found it be highly informative, provocative, enlightening.
I mean, isn't it? Are the couple of smug, witless cunts who knocked this up, in which, by dismissing Curtis as style over content they handily absolve themselves from having to engage in any substantial critique of Curtis' ideas themselves, likely to offer me more in the way of information, provocation and enlightenment than the subject of their parody?
I think we know what the answer to that is, dont we?
That's two "cunts" in consecutive blogposts. England'll do that to you!