Thursday, September 18, 2008

Slavoj Žižek!

"In order to understand today´s world
we need cinema, literally.
It is only in cinema that we get that crucial dimension
which we are not yet ready to confront in our reality.

If you are looking for what is more real than reality itself,
look into the cinematic fiction."


"Think about the strangeness of today's situation. Thirty, forty years ago, we were still debating about what the future will be: communist, fascist, capitalist, whatever. Today, nobody even debates these issues. We all silently accept global capitalism is here to stay. On the other hand, we are obsessed with cosmic catastrophes: the whole life on earth disintegrating, because of some virus, because of an asteroid hitting the earth, and so on. So the paradox is, that it's much easier to imagine the end of all life on earth than a much more modest radical change in capitalism."


juan henri lopez said...

I buy my jeans second hand.

22:22 said...

Slavoj Žižek is the man.

Lotta said...

Yes, and he´s from YOUR country, 22:22!!

Lotta said...

juan henri, it should be an obligation for any normal sized man to wear secondhand :)

22:22 said...

yeah he should be from planet Earth as well,although I'm not always 100 % sure in that :).