Matt and Dave psychoanalyse Lenny Huxley’s brave new world of LA 2030 with the rise of uber-criminal Simon Phoenix and return of the indomitable John Spartan. We watch Hollywood burn with the LA Uprisings of the early ‘90s, interrogate a mise en scène of hygiene, and explore the fetishisation of the male body turning to Freud and his topological theory of mind. What transforms a utopia into a dystopia? Or, are they already the same thing?
Released 20 February 2021 | 30 mins
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> For a wee introduction to Freud’s taxonomy of the ego, id and superego, the Wikipedia page is pretty good.
> But if you want to read Freud in the original, see the full text of ‘The Ego and the Id’ at SigmundFreud.Net.
> For a Freudian film analysis by daddy cough we mean #Žižek check out the brilliant The Perverts Guide to Cinema.
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