Movie Notes

Victoria 2022-10-11 15:03:28

It's more like a visual film paper. If there are keywords, it will be: paternal authority, gaze, materialism... The directors that have been mentioned in it are also Hitchcock, Tarkovsky, Lynch. I will always regret not getting my hands on Hollywood movies (and cartoons) at the right time. Whether it is Mulvey, Zizek or many film theorists who have been dazzled by the dream of Hollywood, they have a position to study or criticize, but I have not been immersed in it and am missing more than half of the world film map. The following are the note keywords:

1. Human voice: not a medium for expressing the depth of human subjectivity, but a foreign intruder.

2. Partial objects: death drive.

the only way for me to get rid of this autonomous partial object is to become this object.


sth shatters the coordinates of our reality. We have to fictionalise it . So reality is in illusion.

We are installed within the symbolic order, so disintegrated us from the reality.

desire is a wound of reality and the reality can hurt the reality vice versa.(love is always mortifying love.)

Precisely because I think it's only a game, it's only a persona, a self-image I adopt in virtual space, I can be there much more truthful. I can enact there an identity which is much closer to my true self.

It's only in cinema that we get that crucial dimension which we are not ready to confront in our reality.

Supplement: Intrusion of the Symbolic into the Imaginary

4. transfer the emotion

press different buttons there and the appropriate emotions will be awakened in our mind.

5. Form

It has a message of its own.

it is this background, this background of Porto-reality, a real which is more dense, more fundamental than the narrative reality, the story that we observe.

Supplement: Aristotle believed that the essence of things is that matter becomes something by means of form. Form gives substance to matter, and boundaries of things give them form.

Hegel's "Aesthetics": "The elements of beauty can be divided into two kinds: the inner, that is, the content;

6. I know very well, but…


Finally, don't rely too much on psychoanalysis, let alone take the thinking of a certain theorist as a standard, and keep your own rational thinking.

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  • Slavoj Zizek: We know very well some things, but we don't really believe in them. So although we know they will happen, we are no less surprised when they happen.

  • Slavoj Zizek: The truly horrible thing is to be involved.