Thursday, 15 May 2008

Link to Documentaries

I've added another link to a user with complete documentaries on youtube. One of these is The Pervert's Guide to the Cinema (Sophie Fiennes, 2006), a great film exploring cinema through Lacanian psychoanalysis. It is narrated by the philosopher Slavoj Zizek and distills many of the ideas discussed in his various books, most notably Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan Through Popular Culture (1991). I just re-read Looking Awry after many years and I think it remains a fascinating read and about as accessible as Lacan can get.

1 comment:

girish said...

Mark, thanks for the recommendation on Looking Awry. I just got the first part of Pervert's Guide; it came with the new 'film issue' of The Believer magazine. But it's great to know that they're all on YouTube.