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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.

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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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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: In our post-modern, how ever we call them, societies - we are obliged to enjoy. Enjoyment becomes a kind or a weird perverted duty.
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Connections

Features Loves of a Blonde (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Engaging
7 February 2019 | by rzajacSee all my reviews

Love it! I tend to respect movies which consist of one or more rolling spoken expositions, and this one is a series of lectures on film products as more or less witting commentaries on ideology.

Zizek works for me: He gets me to pay attention, and usually to have little "breakthrough(s) in grey room". Some are truly mind-blowing, the rest less so... but one of the great takeaways is to remind me of my own tendency to mine narrative products for ideological subtext. Zizek does what *I* do, tho arguably significantly better than I do; so he encourages me to do better.

Some points of style: I noticed one commenter accused Zizek of speaking in "broken" English. Zizek's English is *not* broken. I know: I teach ESL. Zizek may very well speak English better than that commenter. Zizek does have a thick accent, but to me this is just a spur to pay closer attention.

The spirit here is a wedding of thoughtful insight and just plain ol' FUN. Zizek is having *fun*, here. Enjoy the show *with* him!


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Release Date:

1 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,165, 3 November 2013

Gross USA:

$67,966

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$214,313
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