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Derrida (2002)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 31 January 2003 (UK)
Documentary about French philosopher (and author of deconstructionism) Jacques Derrida, who sparked fierce debate throughout American academia.

Directors:

Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering (as Amy Ziering Kofman)
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Jacques Derrida Jacques Derrida ... Self
Marguerite Derrida Marguerite Derrida ... Self
René Major René Major ... Self
Chantal Major Chantal Major ... Self
Avital Ronell ... Self
René Derrida René Derrida ... Self
Eddie Yeghiayan Eddie Yeghiayan ... Self
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Documentary about French philosopher (and author of deconstructionism) Jacques Derrida, who sparked fierce debate throughout American academia.

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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

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Read about him before watching the film.
23 September 2005 | by cuvtixoSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

31 January 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Деррида See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,473, 27 October 2002

Gross USA:

$157,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$157,200
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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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