Sunday, December 12, 2010
In this video Zizek says that the movie The Sound of Music actually glorified the Nazi's as the Jewish cosmopolitan and denounced the Austrians as the uptight Fascists. I can see his point and the point of the writer who says that it was always the intent of the Nazi's to emulate the Jews. The hard part is allocating intent. It is almost impossible to see whether it was the intent of the writer to create this role reversal, the director of the film, the costume designer or even Walt Disney himself. Or if the intent was there purposefully at all. These are questions that I do ask myself in my own work. What do I WANT it to say, what does it ACTUALLY say, which opinion is the more valid, and do they digress or coalesce.