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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.

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Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering (as Amy Ziering Kofman)

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Cast overview:
Jacques Derrida Jacques Derrida ... Himself
Marguerite Derrida Marguerite Derrida ... Herself
René Major René Major ... Himself
Chantal Major Chantal Major ... Herself
Avital Ronell ... Herself
René Derrida René Derrida ... Himself
Eddie Yeghiayan Eddie Yeghiayan ... Himself
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

31 January 2003 (UK) See more »

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Деррида See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,473, 27 October 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$156,450, 16 February 2003
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Jane Doe Films See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Whaddaloadacrap!
19 January 2004 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Derrida" dogs philosopher Jaques Derrida from boudoir to lectern and shows him being filmed and people filming him and him refusing to say anything personal while making the usual vague and ambiguous excursions in philosophical thought which one tends to expect of thinkers (or so they think) while never delivering anything of substance. We get to see Derrida butter his English muffin but we don't get to see him deconstruct deconstructionism because, of course, that's not possible. Bottom line: This documentary tries with synth music, voice-overs, translations, interviews, etc. but doesn't really sink its teeth into what appears to be a self-affected man who expects it is better to be thought an enigma than to open one's mouth and prove no enigma exists. Does the future have a future? If you really care, you might want to spend time with this film. Otherwise, just agree that it does and find something interesting to watch. (C)


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