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Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out is a 1992 book by Slavoj Žižek.

From an edition:

The title is just the first of many startling asides, observations and insights that fill this guide to Hollywood on the Lacanian psychoanalyst’s couch.
Zizek introduces the ideas of Jacques Lacan through the medium of American film, taking his examples from over 100 years of cinema, from Charlie Chaplin to The Matrix and referencing along the way such figures as Lenin and Hegel, Michel Foucault and Jesus Christ.

From another edition:

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 humour are here made to show how Hollywood movies can explain psychoanalysis - and vice versa. Typical Zizek questions are: * Why does the phallus appear? * Why is woman a symptom of man? * Why are there always two fathers? These are explained by means of such films as Marnie and The Man Who Knew Too Much.




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