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Release Date:
31 January 2003 (UK) See more »
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What if someone came along who changed not the way you think about everything, but everything about the way you think?
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Documentary about French philosopher (and author of deconstructionism) Jacques Derrida, who sparked fierce debate throughout American academia. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Jacques Derrida ... Himself
Marguerite Derrida ... Herself
René Major ... Himself
Chantal Major ... Herself

Avital Ronell ... Herself
René Derrida ... Himself
Eddie Yeghiayan ... Himself

Directed by
Kirby Dick 
Amy Ziering  (as Amy Ziering Kofman)
 
Produced by
Gil Kofman .... associate producer
Amy Ziering .... producer (as Amy Ziering Kofman)
 
Original Music by
Ryuichi Sakamoto  (as Ryûichi Sakamoto)
 
Cinematography by
Kirsten Johnson 
 
Film Editing by
Matthew Wispy Clarke  (as Matt Clarke)
Kirby Dick 
 
Sound Department
Alan Barker .... sound mixer
Mark Z. Danielewski .... sound
Clifford 'Kip' Gynn .... sound mixer
David Scharf .... dialogue editor
 
Editorial Department
Adam Finberg .... assistant editor
Brian Jonason .... assistant editor
Allen Kelly .... colorist
Sandy Olkowski .... post-production assistant
Matvey Shatz .... color timer
 
Music Department
Fernando Aponte .... score mixer
Fernando Aponte .... score recordist
Robert Miles .... composer: song "Improvisations Part 2" (as Roberto Concina)
 
Other crew
Steven C. Beer .... producer's representative
Mike Kahne .... titles
 
Thanks
Eddie Schmidt .... thanks
 

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84 min
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Read about him before watching the film., 23 September 2005
Author: cuvtixo from Arlington, MA

This film is a demonstration of deconstructionist thought first; and its subject happens to be the "father of deconstructionism." Once you get over this situation, it's a somewhat charming film, a sort of video fugue. The film presents an important theme early on, when Derrida quotes Heidegger (quite fittingly because much of Derrida's writings are based upon Heidegger's philosophy) about Aristotle's life: he was born, he thought, and he died. And the rest is pure anecdote. This is pretty much all this film says about Derrida. Listening to the commentary on the deleted opening scene in the extras on the DVD is quite helpful, and can give you an idea if you want to continue to watch. I liked how much this film touches on the issues of celebrity, privacy, and media saturated culture, without focusing on a mega-pop celebrity. I'd have liked to have been more succinct, but this forum requires ten lines. Too bad.

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