The Pervert's Guide to Ideology 2012 MA15+
7.00PM Fri 23 Feb 2018
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
'Ideology is a major theme in Žižek's body of work. His roots in psychoanalytic thinking produce a new understanding of how our world is structured. Through the examples we use — which range between movies, music, history and current events — ideology emerges as an ever-shifting fantasy frame shaping all societies.' Sophie Fiennes
In this entertaining study of cinema and philosophy, Slovenian dialectical-materialist philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek 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, Titanic, Kinder Eggs, verité news footage, Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" and propaganda epics from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia all inform Žižek's stimulating, provocative and often hilarious psychoanalytic-cinematic rant.
DCP, COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE, DOLBY, 136 MINUTES, UK/IRELAND, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/EDITOR: SOPHIE FIENNES / SCRIPT: SLAVOJ ZIZEK / CINEMATOGRAPHER: REMKO SCHNORR / PRODUCTION DESIGNER: LUCY VAN LONKHUYZEN / MUSIC: MAGNUS FIENNES / PRODUCTION CO: BLINDER FILMS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: LABEL DISTRIBUTION