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The article analyzes post-structural theoretical perspectives in analogies to the construction of films. According to Gilles Deleuze, supported by an interpretation of the works by Lewis Carroll, a functional lack is a key element of every system, as it activates and dynamizes that system, motivating the recipients to undertake cognitive activity. Hence fiction and related analyses and interpretations work according to the same rule – they are “a hunt for meaning”. This hypothesis is supplemented by an observation made on the basis of a New Wave film by Jacques Rivtte, Out 1, regarding the reflexive “detexcentralization” and “materialization” of theory in the cinema.