Year two contextual studies

From the past few lectures we have had, I can see from the outset that we are going to be looking at some very interesting things. We started by looking at film theorists and also theorists which help to support others claims, Cinematic practice and the transformation of cinema and how it is today. 

One of the first things we talked about was Zizeks “Perverts Guide to the cinema” and how he sees and decontructs films and how he uses symbolism and also other theorists to support what he says, he gets reference from films like the matrix and what he gets from these films are very deep and get to the core of what these films are trying to get across. Zizek says that these films are stuctured to our deepest desires and that they construct us in a certain way to have these desires, minupulating our mind to think in certain ways and want certain things, its like an escapism from our reality into the films reality going to the cinema is and experience that stays with us and gives us desires as our lifes are nothing like we see them in cinematics. The idea of representation, our sences are constructed by fictions and myths without these in films we wouldnt be able to make any sence of it and wouldnt have these certain desires. Zizek says that we are all constructed to be who we are by the stories we are told and shown so in fact we arnt who we should be, linking this with Sigmund Freud and his theories it all links because Freud is a psychoanalyst and goes deep into the human mind and dreams our true desires and who we are is like a ice berg and the tip of the ice berg is small but underneath in our subconscious mind and this links in with what Zizek is saying.


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