The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2012
  • Running time: 136 min
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... read more

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, Zizek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies, all the better 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 , Kinder Eggs, verité news footage, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” and propaganda epics from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia all inform Zizek’s stimulating, provocative and often hilarious psychoanalytic-cinematic rant. See also ZIZEK! and EXAMINED LIFE .

Original Release

09/07/2012

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Cast

Directors

Sophie Fiennes

Writers

Slavoj Zizek

Cast

Producers

Julia Godzinskaya Executive Producer
Shani Hinton Executive Producer
Katie Holly Executive Producer
Rachel Lysaght Executive Producer
Tanya Seghatchian Executive Producer
James Wilson Executive Producer
Lizzie Francke Executive Producer
Tabitha Jackson Executive Producer
Michael Sackler Executive Producer
Sophie Fiennes Producer
Lizzie Francke Producer
Tabitha Jackson Producer
Martin Rosenbaum Producer
Michael Sackler Producer
Katie Holly Producer
Rachel Lysaght Producer
James Wilson Producer

Editors

Sophie Fiennes

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