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April 30, 2007

The Pervert's Guide to Cinema

Via Continental Philosophy -- and for a limited time only, probably -- access to the Slavoj Zizek documentary The Pervert's Guide to Cinema. Haven't seen it yet but look forward to doing so.

I've occasionally watched a film and wondered, "What would Zizek say about this?" Someone should create the Zizek Movie Data Base (ZMDB).

Posted by smclemee at April 30, 2007 10:19 AM


i just saw this last week at the hirshhorn, and, honestly, the film far exceeded my expectations. zizek is incredibly charasmatic, affable, and, in some odd way, endearing. what's even more amazing, though, is how VISUALLY engaging the film is -- the direction absolutely keeps pace with and beautifully supports zizek's two-and-a-half exposition on psychoanalysis and film. a must see!

Posted by: paul at May 1, 2007 10:09 AM

I purchased this on DVD last year. While it is fun and exhilarating to watch, I didn't really learn anything particularly new. I will admit that after hearing him speak, I cannot read any of his essays in the same way again. He has a very distinct narrative voice.

Posted by: George at May 3, 2007 11:34 AM

Agreed....Plus I now find myself having various tics and spasms while reading him.

Posted by: Scott McLemee at May 3, 2007 11:37 AM

Different ones from my usual tics and spasms, that is.

Posted by: Scott McLemee at May 3, 2007 11:40 AM