Slavoj Žižek or the Elvis of cultural theory

To Kill A Mocking Girl

He started out as a right-winged conservative, then he took a big turn to the left and now  he is a self-proclaimed communist. Not only is Žižek one of the most influential philosophers of this age, he’s also a psychoanalyst so he is definitely one to watch. He fits perfectly in the stereotypical image we all have of a philosopher:  he’s chaotic, easily excited in a discussion and most of all he’s quite a comic. With Sophie Fiennes he made two extremely amusing and funny movies called ‘A Pervert’s Guide to Ideology’ and ‘A Pervert’s Guide to Cinema’ in which he analyses cult classics such as ‘A Clockwork Orange’, ’If…’, ‘The Great Dictator’ and ‘The Exorcist’ using his marxist and psychoanalytic background.

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