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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
Ryûichi Sakamoto 
 
Cinematography by
Kirsten Johnson 
 
Film Editing by
Matthew 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
Matvey Shatz .... color timer
 
Music Department
Fernando Aponte .... score mixer
Fernando Aponte .... score recordist
Roberto Concina .... composer: song "Improvisations Part 2"
 
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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not a "deconstructive" review/A Lion Incapable of Eating Christians, 20 April 2010
Author: jonbecker03 from Holyoke, Massachusetts

this isn't going to be a "deconstruction" of the dick/ziering film entitled "derrida." i wouldn't be qualified to offer one, so i won't even make an attempt. this is merely a random assemblage of my thoughts regarding the filmtext................ derrida was one of the most powerful, iconoclastic philosophers of all time. deconstruction is essentially about the DELEGITIMATION of texts, i.e., the process of exposing their LACK of relevance and truth value. hence, a deconstruction of the bible would "prove" this text to be of LIMITED truth value or relevance. (take THAT Christians!) if we are to evaluate philosophies, perhaps we should judge them on the basis of what they are capable of deconstructing. in which case deconstrution would prove to be the most powerful philosophy, since it is capable of deconstructing just about anything................ that said, "derrida" does not portray the philosopher of deconstruction as an iconoclast. it doesn't envisage derrida as one of the (Christian, Jew, and Moslem-eating) "lions" of postmodern thought. instead, it presents him as a toothless, aging, declawed, castrated feline mewing by the fireside. a complacent member of the bourgeoisie enjoying his petty privileges. if you watch this film, you might get the idea that deconstruction is a cute, "homey" kind of philosophy designed to reassure the middle classes................

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