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The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 November 2013 (USA)
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Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films.

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Sophie Fiennes

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Slavoj Zizek (screenplay)

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Slavoj Zizek
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The sequel to The Pervert's Guide to Cinema sees the reunion of brilliant philosopher Slavoj Zizek with filmmaker Sophie Fiennes, now using their inventive interpretation of moving pictures to examine ideology - the collective fantasies that shape our beliefs and practices. Written by P Guide

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1 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,165, 3 November 2013

Gross USA:

$67,966

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$214,313
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When Zizek is talking about John Carpenter's movie "They Live", he says that John Nada's best friend's name is John Armitage. However in the film his name is Frank Armitage. See more »

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Slavoj Zizek: "They Live" from 1988 is definitely one of the forgotten masterpieces of the Hollywood Left.
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Features Seconds (1966) See more »

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Boldly, Comrades, In Step
From the recording entitled 'History of the Soviet Union in Ballad and Song, Vol. 1: Songs of the Revolution and the Civil War, FW05420'
Written By: L.P. Radin
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
(p) © 1964. Used by permission.
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A Perverse Pleasure
11 October 2012 | by henriettelafeeSee all my reviews

In Marx Reloaded, Zizek's previous film, this hyperactive Slovenian philosopher was forced to share the screen with some of the world's most clued-up thinkers. It was a great thought-provoking spectacle, full of provocative statements (including his definition of communism as "a world where everyone is allowed to dwell in their own stupidity"). But for me Zizek works best in the company of others. Let him loose, as does Fiennes here, with the freedom to write a script which I felt at times she was struggling to follow, and the insights dry up pretty soon. I wasn't made to think here. And frankly the title was a bit lame - why not call it "A Pervert's Guide to Cinema 2"? Since the formula is exactly the same as the previous film Fiennes directed him in. The sketches in which Zizek appears in locations from famous movies (The Sound of Music was my favorite) are relentless, and at over 2 hours needed reigning in. I mostly enjoyed it, but only as a silly romp. I took nothing away from the cinema except a belly full of popcorn.


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