The Pervert's Guide to Cinema

The Pervert's Guide to Cinema

  • Director: Sophie Fiennes
  • Countries of origin: United Kingdom, Austria, Netherlands
  • Language: English
  • Release date: January 16, 2009
  • Runtime: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Also known as: Manual de cine para pervertidos
  • The Pervert's Guide to Cinema is a documentary directed by Sophie Fiennes and starring Slavoj Žižek .
    The film uses psychoanalysis to tell you about 43 masterpieces by directors such as Hitchcock, David Lynch, Tarkovsky, and the Wachowskis.

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    • Release date January 16, 2009
    • Filming locations Bodega Bay, California, USA
    • Production companies Amoeba Film, Kasander Film Company, Lone Star Productions

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    • By Laurianne 2022-12-28 11:17:06

      What is the direction? A toolbox is definitely needed!

      Problems in Western culture, a tool for correction of meta-discourse. Consciousness needs civilization to fight barbarism. The essence of civilization lies in masculine texts, non-conspiratorial pictures, and intensifying the figuration is the more advanced work of philosophers. Is there any objection? From Christianity, Judaism, Marxism, Communism, heroism, nationalism, consumerism, idealism, etc., the multi-scene reversal can only be said that the editor has a high...

    • By Yasmin 2022-12-28 03:35:51

      Watch The Pervert's Guide to Cinema

      It's very beautiful, I scolded while watching: Zizek, you cunning old turtle!

      Matrix "-" Phenomenology, the Absolute of Consciousness
      My Dog Id My
      Voice Deep Sin
      Local Objects-" Demonic Possessed Immortality
      The meaning of liberation in Fight Club is similar to New Testament liberation theology
      Desires Realistic trauma movies Security
      libido needs Sexual fantasies to maintain -> energy needs Matrix
      Zizek speaks English very badly
      Alien 4...

    • By Eddie 2022-12-16 10:38:57

      Read it as a book: excerpts from Zizek

      Movies are the ultimate perverted art. They don't give you what you want. They tell you how to

      want . The most interesting thing about the cellar of the mother's house in Psycho is the special arrangement of the mother's house. The first floor, basement, is like a replica of the three levels of human subjectivity. The first floor is: "ego" Norman is a normal son there. The dead mother... is basically a superego image not the mother I go to The
      cellar is: "id"... the cistern of...

    • By Nickolas 2022-12-02 02:20:40

      need movie

      One way to solve life's problems is to become an object, or more precisely, an animal, that is, to integrate the so-called choices in life into this unified explanatory framework, so that the so-called freedom will come, and the best is like water. The brave man slays the dragon, and only becomes the dragon first. To kill the thing-in-itself, one must become the thing-in-itself, the so-called thing-in-itself. Let everything be as it is, that is, the unity of nature and man, of course, I...

    • By Ivah 2022-11-30 05:16:57

      Do not write non-movie reviews

        I habitually read movie reviews after watching a movie. After watching this movie, I found that there are only a dozen movie reviews for this movie, which is much lower than my expectations. After thinking about it, I feel that people may not know much about this Zizek and the theory he uses, which has caused many audiences to have difficulty understanding.
        This film uses a lot of Freud's theory, which has been introduced in the undergraduate psychology content in China. Many...

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    • By Arnold 2023-01-08 00:47:40

      When I watched a movie before, I didn't think about it so much. There are so many doorways in...

    • By Clarabelle 2022-11-30 08:58:13

      Like a spring...

    • By Asa 2022-11-08 01:58:13

      Lynch's analysis is perfect. It is difficult for this set of methods to deal with authors such as Akira Kurosawa and Godard, whose superego is extremely...

    • By Bennett 2022-10-18 09:29:46

      Žižek is really able to connect with each other, and the inner logic is strong and interesting; "Compared to death and immortality, it is the beginning of a real nightmare" "The biggest problem is that I take fiction too seriously" "The charm of Lynch's works is that once you look closely, It will never be clear.” (From the second subtitle onwards, I can’t match the audio track. Listening to Lao Qi’s accent is too difficult to...

    • By Nikki 2022-10-14 04:48:22

      Combined with shooting techniques, it has innovative thinking analysis on many classic suspenseful horror sci-fi dramas. However, understanding is limited, and deep explanations such as psychoanalysis, advanced philosophical theories, ideology, psychology, etc. cannot be digested after reading...

    Movie quotes

    • Slavoj Zizek: In sexuality, it's never only me and my partner, or more partners, whatever you are doing. It's always... There has to be always some fantasmatic element. There has to be some third imagined element which makes it possible for me, which enables me, to engage in sexuality. If I may be a little bit impertinent and relate to and unfortunate experience, probably known to most of us, how it happens that while one is engages in sexual activity, all of a sudden one feels stupid. One loses contact with it. As if, 'My God, what am I doing here, doing these stupid repetitive movements?' And so on and so on. Nothing changes in reality, in these strange moments where I, as it were, disconnect. It's just that I lose the fantasmatic support.

    • Slavoj Zizek: What the film truly is about, it's focal point, it's not the hero, it's of course the enigma of feminine desire.

      [on Lost Highway]

    • Slavoj Zizek: My relationship towards tulips is inherently Lynchian. I think they are disgusting. Just imagine. Aren't these some kind of, how do you call it, vagina dentata, dental vaginas threatening to swallow you? I think that flowers are something inherently disgusting. I mean, are people aware what a horrible thing these flowers are? I mean, basically it's an open invitation to all insects and bees, "Come and screw me," you know? I think that flowers should be forbidden to children.