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Date: Tue Feb 17 2009 - 10:06:46 PST
Now Available Exclusively at Microcinema DVD
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema: Parts 1,2,3 Presented by Slavoj Zizek
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Pervert's Guide to Cinema
$US 23.99 SRP/EDU
CATALOG # MC-937
2008 . 150 min
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema: Parts 1,2,3
Presented by Slavoj Zizek
On Sale Now for $23.99
'The Perverts 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 Zizek, the Slovenian philosopher and
psychoanalyst. With his engaging and passionate approach to thinking, Zizek
delves into the hidden language of cinema, uncovering what movies can tell
us about ourselves Sophie Fiennes' documentary offers an introduction into
some of Zizek's most exciting ideas on fantasy, reality, sexuality,
subjectivity, desire, materiality and cinematic form. Whether he is
untangling the famously baffling films of David Lynch, or overturning
everything you thought you knew about Hitchcock, Zizek illuminates the
screen with his passion, intellect, and unfailing sense of humor. The
Perverts Guide to Cinema applies Zizek's ideas to the cinematic canon, in
what The Times calls 'an extraordinary reassessment of cinema.'
The film cuts its cloth from the very world of the movies it discusses; by
shooting at original locations and on replica sets, it creates the uncanny
illusion that Zizek is speaking from within the films themselves. Described
by The Times as 'the woman helming this Freudian inquest,' director Sophie
Fiennes' collaboration with Slavoj Zizek illustrates the immediacy with
which film and television can communicate genuinely complex ideas. Says
Zizek: 'My big obsession is to make things clear.
I can really explain a line of thought if I can somehow illustrate it in a
scene from a film. THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA is really about what
psychoanalysis can tell us about cinema.'
This series is constructed in three parts. Says Fiennes: 'The form of the
Guide is a deliberately open one. There are three parts, but there could be
more. Zizek's method of thinking is exciting because it's always building.
Things relate forwards and backwards and interconnect into a mind-altering
network of ideas. The film's title is something of a McGuffin - just a way
to get you into this network.'
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