Gif’d is way creepier
‘The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema’ is a 2006 documentary directed and produced by Sophie Fiennes, scripted and presented by Slavoj Žižek. It explores a number of films from a psychoanalytic theoretical perspective. “‘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 Slavoj Žižek, acclaimed philosopher and psychoanalyst. With his engaging and passionate approach to thinking, Žižek 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, Žižek illuminates the screen with his passion, intellect, and unfailing sense of humour. ‘The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema’ 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 Žižek is speaking from ‘within’ the films themselves. Together the three parts construct a compelling dialectic of ideas.”
Needless to say, it’s a must-have on your shelf. ‘The Pervert’s Guide’ is self-distributed by P Guide Ltd. The DVD of the documentary is available at Amazon and other online retailers.
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