The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology (2012)

ThePervertsGuide2IdeologyThe Pervert’s Guide to Ideology” is an equally good movie as “The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema“. Slavoj Žižek, with a logic sharp as a razor, analyzes how an ideology works, the hidden concepts conveyed “between the lines” in each and every one of them and why they are not so different between them after all! It is really astonishing to see the commonality between Christianity and Communism following his way of thinking.

Again, a number of films is used to draw material from and support his arguments. What was more intriguing for me was the fact that he brought up two of my favorite movies that few people remember: They Live (1988) and Seconds (1966) which have a lot to say at a level above the mere film story.

Even if one does not agree with the concepts presented, it is still an excellent movie to watch and think about.

My rating: 10/10

Seconds (1966)

 Did you ever think that you took a wrong path in your life? In that case, would you like to have a second chance? Start all over again? But, do you really know what you need? What will you do with that second chance? What went wrong the first time to make it work out with the given opportunity?

Seconds is a film that addresses the questions above in its own unique way, questions that will never cease to be contemporary from a conceptual point of view, because they relate to the fabric of the human soul. John Frankenheimer does an amazing job in viusualizing the unternal conflicts of its characters as well as their interactions with the environment. What is more interesting is that its filming is even now breath-taking.

So, if you are interested in an excellent story, kind-of science fiction, thriller, social comment this is a film you will never forget.

Mt rating: 09/10