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The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006) - Sophie Fiennes

Related: psychoanalytical film theory - perversion in the cinema - queer theory - Slavoj Žižek (1949 - ) - 2006


The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006) is a two-hour documentary by Sophie Fiennes, scripted and presented by Slavoj Žižek. It explores a number of films from a psychoanalytic theoretical perspective. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pervert%27s_Guide_To_Cinema [Jul 2006]

Structured in three parts, the film is a journey through cinema presented by philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Zizek - well known for his use of the works of Jacques Lacan in a new reading of popular culture.

And Padraig at the Subject-barred blog has the edited transcription [with notes and cross-media re-formatting] of the documentary.

Having received its world premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in February, a one-hour version of Sophie Fiennes' two-hour documentary, The Pervert's Guide To Cinema, scripted and presented by Slavoj Zizek, was broadcast on Britain's Channel 4 this as the fourth and final installment of ArtShock, the contemporary art series. --Padraig via subject-barred.blogspot.com

List of films mentioned in The Pervert's Guide to Cinema

The Birds * Fight Club * The Matrix * Psycho * Duck Soup * The Exorcist * Alien * The Great Dictator * The Conversation * Mulholland Drive * Blue Velvet * Vertigo * Possessed * Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

The hidden language of cinema

Psychoanalyst Slavoj Zizek explores the hidden language of cinema.

Is cinema one big Freudian slip? What can the Marx Brothers tell us about the workings of the unconscious? And why exactly do the birds attack in Hitchcock's masterpiece of horror?

Addressing these questions and many more, 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 Slavoj Zizek, acclaimed philosopher and psychoanalyst. With his engaging and passionate approach to thinking, Zizek delves into the hidden language of cinema, vividly uncovering what the movies can tell us about ourselves.

(The Pervert's Guide to the Cinema was produced by Lone Star for Channel 4). --http://www.channel4.com/more4/documentaries/doc-feature.jsp?id=81 [Aug 2006]

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