As I listened and watched “The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology” Zizek’s second full-length film with Sophie Fiennes. I’d tried watching it one time and had found it frustrating purely because I had heard many of the philosophical anecdotes in other lectures by Zizek. Yesterday evening I watched it the whole way through and enjoyed it immensely. So here are four little notes from the film just written down as aids to my appallingly poor memory.
The big other
We need the big other as something for which we maintain appearances.
True melancholy is the recognition of a loss of desire
The rich revitalising themselves from the poor
Wrong dreams – those that are no more than an idealised reflection of our position as consumers.
Right dreams – that aim beyond the ideological
Don’t change reality to fit your dreams, change your dreams.