Slavoj Zizek

Slavoj Zizek

I would prefer not to.

Favorite films

  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • The Fountainhead
  • Psycho

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  • Deep Impact

  • Armageddon

  • City Lights

  • Murmur of the Heart

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  • Deep Impact

    Deep Impact

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Although this movie is officially about a catastrophe and so on, it nevertheless has this inner tension because the whole narrative interest is sustained by this melodramatic story about a daughter and her father who has left her sick mother for a younger woman. So that although the catastrophe is -- within the narrative space of the film -- objective out there, the libidinal meaning of the catastrophe is defined by this. It's about the daughter's fury and jealousy. One…

  • Armageddon

    Armageddon

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Officially this is about the usual bullshit: a gigantic comet or whatever is approaching earth and will humanity save itself by destroying it. But then you have the melodrama: basically Ben Affleck is screwing Liv Tyler who is Bruce Willis's daughter. And it's about the fury of the father. At the end when he sacrifices himself he gives his blessing to the two of them. So at some libidinal level it's really a story about a father's jealousy and his inability to let his daughter go. And at a different libidinal level, all that bullshit about comets and so on is about the father's fury.

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