Wednesday, October 11, 2006


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Bina007 adds: I LOVE this movie! I love the character of Zizek. I love the conceit - from Sophie Fiennes? - of inserting him into (!) famous shots from historic film. I loved the chance to wallow in 150 minutes of indulgent discussion about movies. A lot of the content was obvious but occasionally there was a flash of brilliance that changed the way I look at a scene - and I left the theatre wanting to revisit some old classics - notably from Chaplin. Basically, if you love film, you'll probably get a lot out of this documentary. Otherwise, it's a long haul and a highly misleading title. There is no smut on screen.

THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA played at Toronto 2006 and is on limited release in the UK.


  1. Corrections:

    1. I love film and didn't love this documentary. It was only just passable.

    2. There was some hardcore full-penetration sex on screen from that jizz-booth scene in the Piano Teacher, but it was hardly instant jerk-off material, and anyway, Zizek would have put you off any relationship with Thumbelina and her four sisters, no matter how well it was going.

  2. Okay, I rephrase. You may love film but I am addicted. And any chance to feed that addiction is welcome.

  3. I just thought the birds in "The Birds" were just really pissed off. Shows what I know.

  4. I've never seen any of Hitchcock's films. I hope you can forgive me lol

    I really had trouble understanding what Zizek was trying to say 99% of the time & I watched it twice (although only about 50 minutes that was shown on channel 4).