Monday, January 4, 2010

The Pervert's Guide to Cinema

Last night I watched the third part of The Pervert's Guide to Cinema. (The whole documentary was not available on Netflix) It was not at all what I expected. The title implies that the documentary will focus on sexual themes in film, but the Pervert's Guide is more of a psychoanalytic take on the themes and plot devices used by directors such as Hitchcock and Lynch. Being a movie enthusiast and a psychology nerd, I thought the Pervert's Guide was interesting and provided unique insights into the creative process of film-making.

None the less, The Pervert's Guide to Cinema is not your average documentary. It is the rambling lecture of Slavoj Zizek accompanied by film clips. His thick accent, over exaggerated hand gestures, and lack of a thesis type element, will probably annoy most viewers.

Overall Rating:  B-

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