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The Pervert's Guide to Ideology -- Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Žižek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Žižek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies, all the better to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies. As the ideology that undergirds our cinematic fantasies is revealed, striking associations emerge: What hidden Catholic teachings lurk at the heart of The Sound of Music? What are the fascist political dimensions of Jaws? Taxi Driver, Zabriskie Point, The Searchers, The Dark Knight, John Carpenter’s They Live (“one of the forgotten masterpieces of the Hollywood Left”), Titanic, Kinder Eggs, verité news footage, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” and propaganda epics from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia all inform Žižek’s stimulating, provocative and often hilarious psychoanalytic-cinematic rant.

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Slavoj Zizek (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 November 2013 (USA) See more »
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Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Slavoj Zizek ... Himself

Directed by
Sophie Fiennes 
 
Writing credits
Slavoj Zizek (screenplay)

Produced by
Sophie Fiennes .... producer
Lizzie Francke .... executive producer
Julia Godzinskaya .... executive producer
Shani Hinton .... executive producer
Katie Holly .... producer
Tabitha Jackson .... executive producer
Rachel Lysaght .... line producer
Martin Rosenbaum .... producer
Michael Sackler .... executive producer
Tanya Seghatchian .... executive producer
James Wilson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Magnus Fiennes 
 
Cinematography by
Remko Schnorr 
 
Film Editing by
Sophie Fiennes  (as Ethel Shepherd)
 
Production Design by
Lucy van Lonkhuyzen 
 
Costume Design by
Debbie Millington 
 
Makeup Department
Gill Brennan .... hair designer
Gill Brennan .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Ailish Bracken .... executive in charge of production: Blinder Films
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luke Johnston .... first assistant director: Dublin
 
Art Department
Deborah Davis .... production buyer: Dublin
Patricia Douglas .... scenic artist: Dublin
Tom Dowling .... construction manager
Irina Eyrun .... stand-by props: Dublin
John Lamon .... carpenter: Dublin
Christy O'Shaughnessy .... painter: Dublin
Martin O'Shaughnessy .... painter: Dublin
Edwin Ryan .... sculptor
Tom Tormey .... rigger: Dublin
Stephen Usher .... carpenter: Dublin
 
Sound Department
Niall Brady .... dialogue editor (adr editor)
Alan Collins .... sound facility director: ardmore sound
Steve Fanagan .... sound designer
Steve Fanagan .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Fanagan .... supervising sound editor
Ken Galvin .... adr recordist
Ken Galvin .... sound re-recording mixer
Keith Lindsay .... sound mixer: Dublin unit
Michelle McCormack .... adr editor
Michael Sujek .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Nolan .... special effects technician
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christine Ayoub .... focus puller: Dublin unit
Peter Delaney .... assistant camera: Dublin unit
Stephen Doyle .... electrician: Dublin unit
Stephen McCarthy .... gaffer: Dublin unit
Ian McGurrell .... grip: Dublin unit
Beth Napoli .... assistant camera: LA unit
Cormac O'Omáille .... focus puller: Dublin unit
Charles Simon .... grip: LA unit
Michael Tummings .... still photographer: Dublin unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gillian Carew .... costume assistant: Dublin unit
Dennis D'Arcy .... tailor
Monica Ennis .... tailor
Breege Fahy .... costume assistant: Dublin unit
 
Editorial Department
Paul Dawber .... first assistant editor
Cillian Duffy .... on-line editor
Eugene McCrystal .... colourist
Ciara Walsh .... post production supervisor
 
Music Department
Gary Welch .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Calvin McDowell .... transportation: LA Unit
 
Other crew
Eoin Bailey .... stage hand: Dublin unit
Emmaline Dowling .... production assistant
Emmaline Dowling .... production assistant: Blinder Films
Rioghnach ni Ghrioghair .... transcriptions
John P Gleeson .... financing & tax advisor (as John Gleeson)
John P Gleeson .... section 481 finance (as John Gleeson)
Zoe Graham .... production assistant: P Guide Productions
Carl Hall .... production assistant: Dublin unit
Roisin Henehan .... section 481 finance
Katie Kitamura .... creative consultant
Hannah Ridyard .... post production intern: P Guide Productions
Kate Rowles .... production coordinator: P Guide Productions
Emily Thomas .... archive researcher
Philine von Guretzky .... additional research
Billie Webster .... production accountant
Andrew Wright .... additional research
 

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Australia:MA15+ (2015) | Canada:PG (film festival rating) | Portugal:M/16 | UK:15
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Trivia:
When Zizek is talking about John Carpenter's movie "They Live", he says that John Nada's best friend's name is John Armitage. However in the film his name is Frank Armitage.See more »
Quotes:
Slavoj Zizek:"They Live" from 1988 is definitely one of the forgotten masterpieces of the Hollywood Left.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Tokyo Olympiad (1965)See more »
Soundtrack:
Proshchanie SlavankiSee more »

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List of films discussed in this documentary
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3 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Uh...come again?, 13 November 2014
Author: Jonny 99 from United States

For those of you who saw: "The Perverts Guide to Cinema", the first answer you'll want is no, Slavoj Zizek's near-impenetrable accent and lisp has not improved. Occasionally, the film will throw sub- titles on the screen to assist in understanding Zizek's musings on the devotion humans have to various "isms" and how they related to very early (Hitler's "Triumph of the Will") and very recent (Nolan's equally unrealistic "The Dark Knight). Presumably one can turn on the closed captioning feature on their laptop and it would be a great help.

Once you get past this communication hurdle you'll hear Zizek cover a fair amount of obvious ground - "The Triumph of the Will", "The Last Temptation of Christ" and "Full Metal Jacket" have clear and unambiguous agendas which their audiences came to see. More Trojan Horse offerings make for more interesting discussions. Kudos to Zizek for leading with and praising the wildly underrated "They Live" John Carpenter's condemnation of modern consumer society. In other cases, say "Titanic" his argument that it contains a coherent agenda seems stretched and in others - particularly Taxi Driver (which is a study of the decent into madness in an insane environment) - his contention of it being an ideological argument seems to miss the mark.

In short, not as interesting as his review of the psychoanalytic elements of, particularly Hitchock, movies from the original "Perverts Guide" but of interest to the cinephile.

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