The Pervert's Guide to the Cinema

3 out of 5 snowstones

Slavoj Žižek, a philosopher and psychoanalyst specializing in pop culture, in this three-part documentary takes on some of the classic movies of past and present, including The Matrix ("I want a third pill!"), Vertigo, Solaris, Trois Couleurs: Bleu, Lost Highway, and Eyes Wide Shut. His observations, often made on a reconstructed set, are insightful and stimulating, provided you go along with Žižek's theorizing: it's no secret that Hitchcock's movies are soaked in Freudianism, but Revenge of the Sith seems less obviously an Oedipal drama. This documentary series is not (yet) listed on the IMDb.

Posted by cronopio at 02:58 PM, June 12, 2006