random ramblings of an unconscious mind
Now this is a film i look forward to see soon at a festival near me! This second collaboration between Slavoj Zizek and Sophie Fiennes could be argued that it will give birth to a whole series of Pervet’s Guide films (much like the bond films :P) where Professor Zizek would have long monologues, or even arguments with himself on various issues. The first installment of the series, The Pervert’s Guide to the Cinema, was a three part psycho-socio-phylosophic analysis of a variety of films from Hitchcock to the Matrix. I was enthralled watching Prof. Zizek, with his heavy accent, analyze ideas, whilst being in film settings. You could see his mind working and generating connections, all the while trying to conquer the language barrier, in order to gain an universal audience.
The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, according to the description, examines what psychoanalysis can tell us about ideology, by using their inventive interpretation of cinema to examine the mechanisms that shape our beliefs and practices. The settings, in which Zizek unravels his views on ideology, are replica studio sets of films like The Sound of Music, Taxi Driver, The Dark Knight, Titanic and locations in Salzburg, Austria and California. According to Zizek, ideology is what we call the unconscious fantasies that structure our daily lives.
For those interested in the popular philosopher, there is also a documentary about him, Zizek! as well as many, many youtube videos.
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