Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Pervert's Guide To Cinema


"The Pervert's Guide To Cinema" takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made. Serving as presenter and guide is the charismatic and acclaimed philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Zizek. With his engaging and passionate approach to thinking, Zizek delves into the hidden language of cinema, uncovering what movies can tell us about ourselves. Whether he is untangling the famously baffling films of David Lynch or overturning everything you thought you knew about Hitchcock, Zizek illuminates the screen with his passion, intellect and unfailing sense of humor. The film cuts its cloth from the very world of the movies it discusses; by shooting at original locations and from replica sets, it creates the uncanny illusion that Zizek is speaking from within the films themselves. Together, the three parts construct a compelling dialectic of ideas. According to Zizek, "My big obsession is to make things clear. I can really explain a line of thought if I can somehow illustrate it in a scene from a film. 'The Pervert's Guide To Cinema' is really about what psychoanalysis can tell us about cinema."


1 comment:

  1. "The Pervert's Guide to Ideology" follows a similar format and dissects forgotten classics like "They Live".