Monday, March 31, 2008


Like I said, it's gonna take me a little while longer to finish up all this stuff that I signed up to do. Boo Hoo.

While you wait you can watch (and ponder!) a clip of the film, The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, by one of my favorite Slovenes, the venerable critic Slavoj Žižek . I re-watched this movie yesterday and I still have to re-watch it again to take notes and think a lot more about it.

OK, back to work!


Tina. said...

Oh, I want to see this movie! Where did you get it? Netflix doesn't have it, but they do have Zizek!--have you seen this one?

Camille Acey said...

well, as i am sure you know, we don't have Netflix in Slovenia, and I haven't even seen a decent video store in town. Most of us are forced to employ...other methods..of procuring films.

Oh and yes, I saw Žižek! I don't think he liked the film but as a big fan I really enjoyed seeing what he is like in day to day life (like playing with his son or lying in bed). There were a lot of very funny moments.

Aja said...

He looks quite cute saying: ..."I've got this spontaneous confusion of directions"..., meaning probably he confuses sometimes the left and the right side,
but I'm wondering how this sounds to an an english speaking peson:
having a spontaneous confusion of directions, is this english or just a very personal style of it

Camille Acey said...

@aja - i love that part too. it is not really a normal thing to say in eglish, but i have a feeling žižek speaks in his own personal style in slovene also!

Tina. said...

Other methods, I see. Yeah, good luck finding a decent video store. I heard there was some service similar to Netflix in Slovenia now (iTivi, or something like that), but apparently their collection is not that great.

PS--And Zizek is always so much fun. I love the fact that my street cred rises here in the States among the people who know him and learn that I'm from Slovenia. As if that means that I am somehow closely connected to him. But I'll take all the easily earned cred I can get. ;)

Camille Acey said...

@tina - that's funny. part of the reason the captain got so much cred with me (lo those many years ago) is because of my obsession with žižek. (of course i was also similarly intrigued by peljhan, skorič, cosić, laibach and all those slovenian artsy fartsy folks as well)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Camille :) I really like your blog and I think I saw you on the afternoon train to Radovljica yesterday :) Keep it up :) I've got a question... If Hillary will boceom a president, how will be Bill called than? First Husband or something :)

Camille Acey said...

hello anonymous! if you see me again feel free to come up and say Živjo! :)
As for Bill Clinton, I guess he'd be first husband but it doesn't look like they have much of a chance anymore. I am happy to say.

lep vikend!