The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology
Sophie Fiennes (GB/IE 2012)
English spoken| 136 min
Six years after the acclaimed The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema , Sophie Fiennes again met with Žižek to film The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology. Once again Žižek displays the matchless eloquence that in an often humorous manner transports the viewer along iconic work in film history, not avoiding crass remarks the while.
The Slovenian philosopher explains how countless key scenes in big popular movies are the messengers of sometimes hidden ideological values expressed by capitalism, fascism and communism, the most important political movements of the 20th century. Among other things, Žižek examines excerpts from Triumph des Willens (1935, Leni Riefenstahl), A Clockwork Orange (1971, Stanley kubrick) and The Dark knight (2008, Christopher Nolan).