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 i
ntroduces 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 a
nd Jesus Christ. Enjoy Your Symptom! is a thrilling guide to cinema and psychoan
alysis from a thinker who is perhaps the last standing giant of cultural theory
in the twenty-first century.