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The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology
Who says intellectual head-trips don’t deserve sequels? “The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology” — a follow-up to 2006’s “The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema” — once again allows Slovenian cultural critic Slavoj Zizek to playfully deconstruct movies and other media imagery from within, searching for the “Big Other” and other illusions by which governments and social institutions keep everyone in line.
Director Sophie Fiennes — sister of Ralph and Joseph and evidently the family troublemaker — stages scenes that appear to “insert” Zizek into shots from “Titanic,” “Taxi Driver,” and “Triumph of the Will,” and while some of the ideas disappear into the ether, the overall sense is of an affable and only slightly mad professor-entertainer provoking you to think.