Stanley Kubrick s A Clockwork Orange

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Author: Stuart Y. McDougal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521574884

Category: Performing Arts

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Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange' brings together new and critically informed essays about one of the most powerful, important and controversial films ever made. Following an introduction that provides an overview of the film and its production history, a suite of essays examine the literary origins of the work, the nature of cinematic violence, questions of gender and the film's treatment of sexuality, and the difficulties of adapting an invented language ('nadsat') for the screen. This volume also includes two contemporary and conflicting reviews by Roger Hughes and Pauline Kael, a detailed glossary of 'nadsat' and stills from the film.

A Clockwork Orange

In a cult classic that rivals Pulp Fiction for its portrayal of violence in the postmodern society, Anthony Burgess's drama is part horror farce, part social prophecy and part penetrating study of human choice between good and evil.

Author: Anthony Burgess

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0413735907

Category: English drama

Page: 52

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Anthony Burgess's stage play of his infamous cult novel and film of the same name. Alex and his vicious teenage gang revel in horrific violence, mugging and gang rape. Alex also revels in the music of Beethoven. The Gang communicates in a language which is as complicated as their actions. When a drug-fuelled night of fun ends in murder, Alex is finally busted and banged up. He is given a choice - be brainwashed into good citizenship and set free, or face a lifetime inside. Anthony Burgess's play with music, based on his own provocative 1962 novella of the same name, was first published in 1987. A Clockwork Orangewas made into a film classic by Stanley Kubrick in 1971 and was dramatizes by the RSC in 1990.

A Clockwork Orange The presentation and the impact of violence in the novel and in the film

Or is there something more in the story, that makes it indispensable to present violence in the extreme way Burgess and Kubrick did? This text will explain the function and the intention of presenting violence in "A Clockwork Orange".

Author: Thomas von der Heide

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638506819

Category: Literary Criticism

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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Cologne (Institut für Anglistik), course: Novels and their film adaptations, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: After the release of Stanley Kubrick's film version of "A Clockwork Orange" in 1971, Anthony Burgess's original novel of 1962 and the film were obstinately criticised to be senselessly brutal and it was (and is) said (until today) that both Burgess and Kubrick glorified violence with their works. Although in "A Clockwork Orange", a lot of different themes are dealt with - for example politics, music, art or themes of philosophical nature - the violence in the book and on screen are the most concerned about things when critics write about "A Clockwork Orange". But not only critics, also 'normal' readers (or viewers) regard the violence to be the most remarkable thing about the whole book (or movie). One simply has to look at the website of the internet-bookstore 'Amazon' ( to see that the main part of the readers' reviews for the book by Anthony Burgess comment on the violence and the brutal crimes committed by the story's protagonists: Alex DeLarge and his 'droogs'. It is interesting that most of the readers that commented on the book also gave a statement about Kubrick's film adaptation. It looks like the whole discussion about violence in "A Clockwork Orange" really first came up when Stanley Kubrick's movie version hit the theatres. But why this violence? Does it stand for itself? Are rape and murder obeyed fetishes of Burgess and Kubrick? Or is there something more in the story, that makes it indispensable to present violence in the extreme way Burgess and Kubrick did? This text will explain the function and the intention of presenting violence in "A Clockwork Orange". It will show the differences between the way of presenting violence in the original novel and the film version and why author and director decided to portray the protagonists' brutality in unlike ways, including the impact they have on the reader and the viewer. This text will conclude that in the novel and the film version, violence in "A Clockwork Orange" serves to discuss other and more important themes included in the story.

A Clockwork Orange Restored Text

We publish this landmark edition with its original British cover and six of Burgess’s own illustrations.

Author: Anthony Burgess

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393239195

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A newly revised text for A Clockwork Orange’s 50th anniversary brings the work closest to its author’s intentions. A Clockwork Orange is as brilliant, transgressive, and influential as when it was published fifty years ago. A nightmare vision of the future told in its own fantastically inventive lexicon, it has since become a classic of modern literature and the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s once-banned film, whose recent reissue has brought this revolutionary tale on modern civilization to an even wider audience. Andrew Biswell, PhD, director of the International Burgess Foundation, has taken a close look at the three varying published editions alongside the original typescript to recreate the novel as Anthony Burgess envisioned it. We publish this landmark edition with its original British cover and six of Burgess’s own illustrations.

A Clockwork Orange

'This is a remarkable and highly unusual book.

Author: Peter Krämer

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137145226

Category: Art

Page: 200

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What is the attraction of violence? What is the relationship between real and imagined violence? What should be the state's response to both? These questions are raised by Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971). The film is a graphically violent, sexually explicit, wickedly funny, visually stunning and deeply ambiguous adaptation of Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel. A Clockwork Orange became one of the biggest hits of the early 1970s and was widely acclaimed as a masterpiece. At the same time, it was the target of extraordinary critical attacks, which condemned its apparent message about human nature and its presumed negative impact on young cinemagoers. Drawing on new research in the Stanley Kubrick Archive, Peter Krämer's study explores the production, marketing and reception as well as the themes and style of A Clockwork Orange against the backdrop of Kubrick's previous work and wider developments in British and American cinema, culture and society from the 1950s to the early 1970s. 'This is a remarkable and highly unusual book. Krämer turns aside from the endlessly repeated queries about whether a film like A Clockwork Orange might 'cause people to go out and rape', and asks instead: how does this film participate in that very debate? What philosophy of human nature drove Kubrick to construct the film? Krämer takes us into the film's detailed construction, so we can judge its contribution for ourselves.' Martin Barker, Aberystwyth University Peter Krämer is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK. He is the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey in the BFI Film Classics series (2010) and The New Hollywood: From Bonnie and Clyde to Star Wars (2005).

Wendy Carlos

The official film soundtrack on Warner Brothers did have a few excerpts of
Carlos's music from A Clockwork Orange, such as excerpts of the Rossini
overtures and about four minutes of Timesteps. It also contained orchestral
versions of music ...

Author: Amanda Sewell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190053461


Page: 264

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With her debut album Switched-On Bach, composer and electronic musician Wendy Carlos (b. 1939) brought the sound of the Moog synthesizer to a generation of listeners, helping to effect arguably one of the most substantial changes in popular music's sound since musicians began using amplifiers. Her story is not only one of a person who blazed new trails in electronic music for decades but is also the story of a person who intersected in many ways with American popular culture, medicine, and social trends during the second half of the 20th century and well into the 21st. There is much to tell about her life and about the ways in which her life reflects many dimensions of American culture. Carlos's identity as a transgender woman has shaped many aspects of her life, her career, how she relates to the public, and how the public has received her and her music. Cultural factors surrounding the treatment of transgender people affected many of the decisions that Carlos has made over the decades. Additionally, cultural reception and perception of transgender people has colored how journalists, scholars, and fans have written about Carlos and her music for decades.

A Critical Companion to Stanley Kubrick

This could also be foreshadowing how Alex's eyes are forced open during the
Ludovico treatment. 19. Malcolm McDowell and Nick Redman, “Audio
Commentary.” On A Clockwork Orange, DVD, directed by Stanley Kubrick (
Burbank: Warner ...

Author: Elsa Colombani

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 179361377X

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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A Critical Companion to Stanley Kubrick offers a thorough and detailed study of the films of the legendary director. Labeled a recluse, a provocateur, and a perfectionist, Kubrick revolutionized filmmaking, from the use of music in film, narrative pacing and structure, to depictions of war and violence. An unparalleled visionary, his work continues to influence contemporary cinema and visual culture. This book delves into the complexities of his work and examines the wide range of topics and the multiple interpretations that his films inspire. The eighteen chapters in this book use a wide range of methodologies and explore new trends of research in film studies, providing a series of unique and novel perspectives on all of Kubrick’s thirteen feature films, from Fear and Desire (1953) to Eyes Wide Shut (1999), as well as his work on A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001).

New York Magazine

A Clockwork Orange. Cinerama, Bdway at 47th ... Calder's Circus, Rugg/es of
Red Gap '35 (Leo McCarey): 5:30, Wild Oranges. 9/4, 2 pm. Wild Oranges '24 (
King Vidor); 5:30, The Sky Pilot '24 (Vidor) 9/5, 2 pm. Die Strasse '23 (Karl Grune
); ...





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Guide to British Prose Fiction Explication

A . Escuret - Bertrand , “ A Clockwork Orange : Anthony Burgess ; Actes du
Congres de Saint - Etienne ( 1975 ) , in Autour de l ' idée de Nature : Histoire des
idées et civilisation : Pedagogie et divers ( Paris : Didier , 1977 ) , 169 - 91 .
Robert O ...

Author: Lynn Beene

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA


Category: Poetry

Page: 697

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An unannotated bibliography of criticism, mostly journal articles, of prose written during the past two centuries by selected authors either from Britain or clearly part of British culture, including Scot Walter Scott, New Zealander Katherine Mansfield, and Canadian Margaret Atwood. The works cited range from contemporary professional reviews to semiotic interpretations, from New Critical approaches to new historicist readings, from linguistic subtleties to cross-cultural estimations. The arrangement descends from prose author, to title of work, and finally critic. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange : A Screenplay . ( s . 1 . : s . n . ) , 1970 . 107 leaves .
Photocopy of typescript . Shooting script , September 7 , 1970 . “ Property of
Warner Bros . " 113 Kubrick , Stanley . A Clockwork Orange . Based on the novel
by Anthony ...

Author: Paul W. Boytinck

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Reference

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The Contemporary Novel

Mathews , R . , Clockwork Universe of Anthony Burgess , 36 - 43 . Coale , S . ,
Anthony Burgess , 40 - 7 . McCracken , Samuel , “ Novel into Film : Novelist into
Critics : A DeVitis , A . A . , Anthony Burgess , 86 - 95 . CLOCKWORK ORANGE ...

Author: Irving Adelman



Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 666

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In this new edition, what was already an expansive work has been updated and further enlarged to include information not only on American and British novelists but also on writers in English from around the world.

Kubrick Inside a Film Artist s Maze

For this expanded edition, Nelson has added chapters on Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut, and, in the wake of the director's death, reconsidered his body of work as a whole.

Author: Thomas Allen Nelson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253213907

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 333

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Stanley Kubrick ranks among the most important American film makers of his generation, but his work is often misunderstood because it is widely diverse in subject matter and seems to lack thematic and tonal consistency. Thomas Nelson's perceptive and comprehensive study of Kubrick rescues him from the hostility of auteurist critics and discovers the roots of a Kubrickian aesthetic, which Nelson defines as the "aesthetics of contingency." After analyzing how this aesthetic develops and manifests itself in the early works, Nelson devotes individual chapters to Lolita, Dr. Stangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, and The Shining. For this expanded edition, Nelson has added chapters on Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut, and, in the wake of the director's death, reconsidered his body of work as a whole. By placing Kubrick in a historical and theoretical context, this study is a reliable guide into—and out of—Stanley Kubrick's cinematic maze.

Film as Literature Literature as Film

Author: Harris Ross

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 346

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This work discusses the relationship between film and literature, explaining and evaluating the issues most frequently raised on the subject. It also lists nearly 2,500 articles and books published from 1908 to 1985 on the comparison of film to drama, fiction, and poetry. These comparisons arose shortly after the first appearance of moving pictures as writers attempted to establish the differences between movies and drama. The study has since grown into a significant scholarly concern.