Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj â‰ˆÎ©iâ‰ˆÃ¦ek reteams with director Sophie Fiennes (“The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema”) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Slavoj â‰ˆÎ©iâ‰ˆÃ¦ek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies, all the better to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies. As the ideology that undergirds our cinematic fantasies is revealed, striking associations emerge: What hidden Catholic teachings lurk at the heart of “The Sound of Music?” What are the fascist political dimensions of “Jaws?” “Taxi Driver,” “Zabriskie Point,” “The Searchers,” “The Dark Knight,” John Carpenter’s “They Live,” and propaganda epics from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia all inform â‰ˆÎ©iâ‰ˆÃ¦ek’s stimulating, provocative and often hilarious psychoanalytic-cinematic rant.
Director Sophie Fiennes is the lunatic sister of actors Joseph Fiennes and Ralph Fiennes.
DIRECTED BY: Sophie Fiennes
STUDIO: Zeitgeist Films
RATING: Not Rated
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