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A mishmash of sound bites from a philosophy professor See more (10 total) »



Slavoj Zizek ... Himself

Directed by
Astra Taylor 
Produced by
Lawrence Konner .... producer
Original Music by
Jeremy Barnes 
Cinematography by
Jesse Epstein 
Jesse Erica Epstein 
Martina Radwan 
Film Editing by
Laura Hanna 
Sound Department
Laura Hanna .... sound
Animation Department
Molly Schwartz .... animator
Other crew
Karen Freed .... transcriber

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71 min

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Slavoj Zizek:I have a very complicated ritual about writing. It's psychologically impossible for me to sit down
[and just write]
Slavoj Zizek:, so I have to trick myself. I operate a very simple strategy which, at least with me, it works. I put down ideas. But I put them down usually in a very elaborate way. A line of thought and then in full sentences and so on. So up to a certain point I am telling myself: "No, I'm not yet writing. I'm just putting down ideas". Then at a certain point I tell myself: "Everything is already there, now I just have to edit".
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4 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
A mishmash of sound bites from a philosophy professor, 15 December 2007
Author: youaresquishy from San Antonio, TX

I had never heard of Slavoj Zizek before I saw this film. He is a Slovenian philosophy professor. He has written many books and obviously he wouldn't keep getting published unless people were buying them. He seems to be a Marxist of some sort, and has a photograph of the only dictator arguably worse than Hitler on the wall of his apartment, Joseph Stalin. He seems more concerned with nonpolitical philosophy though, generally speaking.

This film did nothing to make me interested in reading his books or in him. It is a random mishmash of clips of Zizek talking in various places in small soundbites about a wide variety of matters. Insofar as philosophy is concerned, and I consider myself a philosopher, there was nothing of any philosophical interest to me in this film. Much of what he says in this film seemed to me to be either trivial (obviously true) or incoherent.

Perhaps one might enjoy this film if one were at all familiar with his work, but I doubt it--why not just read more of his work rather than waste time watching this hodgepodge of soundbites? But if you aren't familiar with any of his work, like I was, there doesn't seem to be any reason to watch this.

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