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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Monday, June 11, 2007

The Pervert's Guide to Cinema

Film #5 of this year's SIFF and Film #32 overall was the disturbingly named The Pervert's Guide to Cinema.

The Perv's Guide is a tour through cinema led by psycho-analyst Slavoj Zizek. Zizek provides narration weaving through numerous films from David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick to Disney and Charlie Chaplin. Along the way Zizek uses Freudian pyschology to dissect the way we interact with cinema exploring its relation to ego/superego, fantasy/reality, etc. You can get an idea of the dialogue here. I found it fairly interesting for the first hour and half or so, but 2 1/2 hours of it got the best of me. If you liked Waking Life you might dig this one.

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