"That Munchhausen" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

What is special about the situation of Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Munchausen, who has taken refuge from the silly and vulgar world in the castle of his dreams? - in donkihotovskoy loyalty ghostly ideal. Shocking profane Munchausen slogan: "Always tell the truth." The truth about flying to the moon, traveling in ancient Athens, correspondence with Shakespeare? Baron, you're crazy! It is impossible to
key topic in this categorical imperative: to tell the truth, no matter how improbable it did not seem! Of course, we are talking about truth as a philosophical category, and not as an empirical fact ( "No, it's not a fact It is more than a fact - so it was really!"). Short methodological duel Jacobine von Munchausen and Martha on the topic "What is truth?" Clarifies and philosophical plot of the film
-. What truth do you mean
-? True one
-! Truth does not happen. Yes. True - this is what is currently considered to be true. Is this a well-fed merchant, this quiet family man - Munchausen? What are you, Fear God. I admire you. For three years you have managed to make my husband that I could not, and for 20 years. Bravo
quite true: in the logic of Hegel's "pure difference" Munchausen Mueller - not like Munchausen Munchausen. Human subjectivity - is the result of identification with the illusion of the Other. Refusal to favorite fantasy - the rejection of himself. Having lost one its guiding fiction, becoming a normal burger, Munchausen almost "died", but clutched his head in time to rise above everyday salutary swamp. As well itself (that is, true to its symptom, desire, imagination), Munchausen really talking with Socrates. After all, as you know, do not burn the manuscript, the authors literally "speak to us." All truly great thinkers - are still our contemporaries, for help, and now understand something important to us, in the current era. Socrates "advises" Munchausen marry, and this council changes the life of Baron.
By the way, it is a pity that the Baron did not even corresponded with Jacques Lacan. One of the cornerstones of the provisions of the Lacanian ethics: do not give in to his desire! A man who knows how to dream, should be able to defend their fantasies, must have the courage to desire. Munchausen, as no one else would understand Lacan. Imperceptible in "Ordinary Miracle" gravity of reality with all the force pressing on the Baron, even at a time when he remains alone with his beloved. But as Jakobina Munchausen says, "the pharmacist daughter - she is the daughter of the pharmacist." Mistress March Baron - "an ordinary woman, not Godea for 32 May." Her love as a woman is imperfect - is, among other things, love simpleton to a wealthy aristocrat, to the social status, to the name "Munchausen". The tragedy of the hero is that even the closest people (Marta, a faithful servant Thomas, Burgermeister each) carry the ugliness of social reality, to which the baron so hard fights. Betrayal of a friend, the weakness of the woman he loved and stupid untimely mourning Thomas the omitted payment of salaries - this is much more annoying than notation Duke, arrest, imprisonment ... Of course, Marta - it is also a paraphrase of Dulcinea, while inspiring and frustrating our fantasy knight. Lacanian paradox of love as giving to others what you do not have (ie giving subjectivity, it is absolutely not interested in each of enthusiasm in his false way, a virtual projection favorite) explains all the complexities of the relationship Munchausen and Martha. Attracted-wise manner beautiful-rich sumptuous creations cheerful and jovial, Martha subsequently receives ordinary Mjunhgauzena-Muller. The funny thing is that Martha did not understand what exactly it acts as a castrating and repressive authorities, starting with the soft requirements "become like everyone else" and ending with this manic obsession with divorce and remarriage.
is no doubt that in the movie " That Munchhausen "collision of fantasy and reality is complex and, and gloomy character. Both outputs of the dramatic situation still disastrous. The literal realization of fantasies - such as marrying the woman he loves - a fantasy murder. In Lacanian psychoanalysis-zhizhekovskom one of the definitions of the word "nightmare" is the situation of cash realization of desire, accompanied by simultaneous destruction and fantasies and favorite subject (which, net of this ideal image, it remains only a single body, roughly speaking, meat). Another way out of the impasse - a concession to their dreams and desires - just as catastrophic. Ritual sacrifices freedom of imagination, psychological whipping the Duke ( "And do not be so tragic, darling. Look at it with the inherent your humor ... In the end, Galileo something too abdicated we") lead Munchausen to the disruption and loss of identity.
«When the fantasy collapses - as told to me personally about this issue Zizek - you do not get the reality. You get a real horror. " Lesson Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Munchausen is that a phantom can not even yield to the woman he loves. Because in the final is not optimistic Munchausen remains on the stairs alone. Alone with her, even loved ones torn away subjectivity. And, of course, returned by the freedom of imagination.
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