Sunday, December 12, 2010

Zizek on the Sound of Music and Crossdressing

Zizek discusses the possible deeper meanings portrayed throughout the music "The Sound of Music." The possibility that the roles were subconsciously reversed is brought up towards the beginning of the discussion. While the family portrayed in the musical appears to be austrian and anti-facist, Zizek explores the possibility that it is actually quite the opposite. The family is portrayed as blonde, beautiful, and all similar in nature. He also discusses the presentation of the nazi officers in the film. He claims that the officers were actually portrayed as what would be defined as the cosmopolitan jew of the time. In the end he claims that all these subconscious factors may have contributed to the huge success of the film.

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