Writers & Intellectuals

Writers & Intellectuals

The fourth strand of Filmatique’s The Creation of Meaning series focuses on writers and intellectuals.

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Writers & Intellectuals
  • Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

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    Ric Burns • United States • 2020 • A beloved figure who redefined understanding of the human mind.

    Oliver Sacks discovered he was going to die in January 2015. Born and raised in London to physician parents—his mother was one of the first female surgeons in England—perhaps no one ...

  • The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

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    Guillaume Nicloux • France • 2014 • Michel Houellebecq was believed kidnapped. But was he really?

    A novelist named Michel Houellebecq sits at a table in Paris, pontificating on a bizarre range of topics. Three men then appear and without explanation whisk him off to a house in the...

  • The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

    Sophie Fiennes • UK & Ireland • 2012 • A journey through cinema and philosophy, Zizek-style.

    Some have called Slavoj Žižek the Elvis of cultural theory. A Lacanian and a Marxist, the Slovenian philosopher possesses an infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, casting his wry,...