A film by Sophie Fiennes
“IRRESISTIBLE! Outlaw philosopher Slavoj Zizek...makes a terrifically entertaining host.”
—Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal
Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Zizek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Å½iÅ¾ek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies.
As the ideology that undergirds our cinematic fantasies is revealed, striking associations emerge: What hidden Catholic teachings lurk at the heart of The Sound of Music? What are the fascist political dimensions of Jaws? Taxi Driver, Zabriskie Point, The Searchers, The Dark Knight, John Carpenter’s They Live (“one of the forgotten masterpieces of the Hollywood Left”), Titanic and propaganda epics from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia all inform Zizek’s stimulating, provocative and often hilarious psychoanalytic-cinematic rant.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- HD transfer, enhanced for widescreen viewing
- Q&A with Slavoj Zizek and Sophie Fiennes (30 minutes)
- U.S. theatrical trailer
- Optional subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH)
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