New edition looks at remakes of Hitchcock's films as well as the eminently Lacanian children's book, Shel Silverstein's The Dot and the Line.
Slavoj Zizek, dubbed by the Village Voice "the giant of Ljubljana," is back with a new edition of his seriously entertaining book on film, psychoanalysis (and life). His inimitable blend of philosophical and social theory, Lacanian analysis, and outrageous humor are made to show how Hollywood movies can explain psychoanalysis-and vice versa using films such as Marnie and The Man Who Knew Too Much.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Revised Edition vii
Why Does a Letter Always Arrive at Its 1 (30)
Death and Sublimation: The Final Scene of 1 (8)
The trauma of the voice
The tramp's interposition
Imaginary, Symbolic, Real 9 (22)
Symbolic circuit I: ``There is no
Symbolic circuit II: Fate and repetition
The real encounter
Why is Woman a Symptom of Man? 31 (38)
Why is Suicide the Only Successful Act? 31 (15)
The act as an answer of the Real
Germany, Year Zero: The word no longer
Europa `51: Escape into guilt
Stromboli: The act of freedom
The ``Night of the World'' 46 (23)
Psychoanalysis and German idealism
The fiction of reality
The fascination of the sacrifice
Why is Every Act a Repetition? 69 (166)
Beyond ``Distributive Justice'' 69 (14)
Why was Chandler's Playback a failure?
Distributive justice'' and its exception
Sacrifice, traditional and utilitarian
Le Pere ...
... ou pire
Repetition: imaginary, symbolic, real
Repetition and postmodernity
Identity and Authority 83 (30)
The ``exception reconciled in the
The vicious circle of dialectics and its
Identity and fantasy
Socrates versus Christ
The paradoxes of authority
The ``impossible'' performative
Kierkegaard's materialis reversal of
Lacan versus Habermas
Why Does the Phallus Appear?
Grimaces of the Real 113 (11)
The ``phantom of the opera'': A
The voice qua object
From the modernist sinthome ...
... to the postmodernist Thing
Phallaphany of the Anal Father 124 (25)
The anal father
Phallaphany versus phallic signifier
Class struggle in the opera
The subject of the Enlightenment
Why Are There Always Two Fathers?
At the Origns of Noir: The Humiliated Father 149 (16)
The paranoiac Other
``Woman as the symptom of man'' revisited
From Ned Beaumont to Philip Marlowe
From Philip Marlowe to Dale Cooper
Die Versagung 165 (30)
The ``sacrifice of the sacrifice''
Die Versagung, castration, alienation
``Tarrying with the Negative''
Why is Reality Always Multiple?
Is There a Proper Way to Remake a Hitchcock 195 (18)
The Hitchcockian sinthom
The Case of the Missing Gaze
The Ideal Remake
The Matrix, Or, the Two Sides of Perversion 213 (22)
Reaching the End of the World
The ``Really Existing'' Big Other
``The Big Other doesn't Exist''
Screening the Real
The Freudian Touch - Staging the