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The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 November 2013 (USA)
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Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films.

Director:

Sophie Fiennes

Writer:

Slavoj Zizek (screenplay)

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Slavoj Zizek
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The sequel to The Pervert's Guide to Cinema sees the reunion of brilliant philosopher Slavoj Zizek with filmmaker Sophie Fiennes, now using their inventive interpretation of moving pictures to examine ideology - the collective fantasies that shape our beliefs and practices. Written by P Guide

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We are responsible for our dreams

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1 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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$9,165, 3 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$66,236, 26 January 2014
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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 »

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Slavoj Zizek: "They Live" from 1988 is definitely one of the forgotten masterpieces of the Hollywood Left.
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Features The Firemen's Ball (1967) See more »

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Symphony No.9 in D Minor
Performed by Leonard Bernstein
with the Wiener Philharmoniker
Written by: Ludwig van Beethoven
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Zizek visions on our dreams
6 November 2013 | by rdvljunkSee all my reviews

The hyperactive Slovenian philosopher Zizek uses extracts for movies to show to us how the things we believe in (our ideology) are created by the external society. He goes in the sublime message of several scene's of famous movies. Once again the sound of music is his favorite. The only question that must be raised is the chicken and egg problem. Do these messages make society or do the desires of society make these messages. With advertisements it is of course clear that the message brings the ideology of the maker has to be pushed to us, but with movies we can have more doubt. This is not addressed in this movie. Furthermore I question if movie is the right medium to bring the message of Zizik. I thought in many moments that the images of the movies distracted from the story he was telling, my mind went into the movie, not into Zizek's story. For personal use I recorded the sound and listening to that I was much more able to think about the messages of Zizek.

But all in all a worthwhile evening


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