Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The Third Pill
Someone sent me this scene from Slavoj Zizek's The Pervert's Guide To Cinema recently. The part I like most is the idea of 'the third pill', one that would enable someone to perceive 'not the reality behind the illusion but the reality in illusion itself.' I like this idea. I've just finished writing a novel where the central character is always on the lookout for those moments in life when the cinematic enters the everyday, or when the cinematic is revealed already existing inside the everyday. I now realise he was looking for the third pill all along. Or he was looking for Slavoj Zizek all along.