W. R.: Mysteries of the Organism (W.R. - Misterije organizma) (1971)
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"W.R." is pioneering sexologist Wilhelm Reich, whose precedent-breaking theories concerning carnal behavior and politics (including the invention of the orgone box) made him persona non grata in most psychoanalytic circles. By all accounts, Reich began his career brilliantly - as the next great successor to Freud and Jung; he then delved into extraordinarily controversial work that divided his critics, leading some to conclude that Reich had experienced a psychotic break from reality. Dusan
Oct 13, 1971 Wide
Jan 8, 2013
The wittiest and possibly truest thing in it is an analysis of Stalinist propaganda films as displaced pornography.
ndeed, it's hard to think of a headier mix of fiction and nonfiction, or sex and politics, than this brilliant 1971 Yugoslav feature by Dusan Makavejev.
Although it seemed like some kind of breakthrough at the time, Makavejev's film isn't improving with age.
It is no wonder then that the film, which begins by proclaiming that life should be joyful, turns out to be one of the gloomiest of recent memory.
It's worth seeing because it gets one's juices flowing whether buying into the martyred Reich's theories or not.
requires the glue of one's own subversive ideologies to make it stick, and if you're at all wary of Makavejev's agenda, much of it will play as more ridiculous than meaningful
Makavejev's defining work is one of eerily appropriate juxtapositions, fact and fiction, old footage and new
Audacious Cold War Yugoslavian essay establishes the relationship between sex, power and liberation.
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