They Live is a forgotten masterpiece? How could we forget masterpieces like They Live, The Sound of Music, A Clockwork Orange, Taxi Driver, Jaws, Brazil, Full Metal Jacket, The Last Temptation of Christ, Titanic, or The Dark Knight, once we’ve seen them? The only problem is: some of us have never seen them. Some will never see them. And when we are talking about ideology, it’s exactly the same thing. Some of us will never knew that our ideologies are actually imprison us. And when we do know, we will never forget the fact that freedom is just an illusion that we love so much. Because real freedom is just too painful.
Yes, we can learn great things from great movies. The only problem is: learning might be too painful for us. In The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema we learn how movies literally teach us hidden truths about ourselves. Now …Guide to Ideology shows us how cinemas can also reveal the hidden truth of our past and present society. Yes, we can learn many things from Slavoj Žižek, but maybe some of us just don’t want to learn anything from him.
My Rating: 9/10