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A Clockwork Orange

By Anthony Burgess
  • ISBN Code: : 0141908327
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
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In this nightmare vision of a not-too-distant future, fifteen-year-old Alex and his three friends rob, rape, torture and murder - for fun. Alex is jailed for his vicious crimes and the State undertakes to reform him - but how and at what cost?

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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0 (A), Martin Luther University (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: A Clockwork Orange, language: English, abstract: This paper is an attempt at analysing the religious aspects of A Clockwork Orange in order to gain an understanding of Burgess’ message of freedom. It will be argued that his novel is a religious warning and an insistent call to the individual reader and the Christian Church: Freedom is permanently threatened and freedom can only be obtained when the freedom of moral choice is guaranteed. In this paper, the examination of religious themes and a comparative analysis serve as tools to outline the religious aspects of A Clockwork Orange. In the novel, the philosophical and religious problems that are inherent in Alex’s spiritual fall and rise clearly demonstrate that the Christian faith and the Bible inspired Burgess’ work. These problems can be categorised into four major themes: Freedom and bondage, violence and suffering, the relationship between man and God, and innocence and guilt. The implication of these themes in A Clockwork Orange will be discussed in the first part of this paper. However, the reference to religion and Christianity in A Clockwork Orange is not confined to these general themes. On another and more specific level, the story of Alex can be viewed as an analogy to the life of Jesus Christ as it is narrated in the Bible. This is why the second part of this paper, a comparative analysis of these two ‘narratives’, will be provided. The three major connections that will be discussed are the structure of the Alex’s concept of thinking in comparison with the teachings of Christ, the common experience of betrayal and interrogation, and the application of Alex’s story to the Passion of the Christ. They will be supplemented by a fourth argument that is not strictly related to the biblical narrative but to Christian history after the death of Jesus: The parallels between Alex’s restoration and that of the Christian community in the fourth century. For this purpose, biblical and Christian terms like ‘disciples’ and ‘glad tidings’ will be used occasionally in reference to Alex. This terminological transfer does not imply that Alex’s persuasions are identical with those of Christ. As a matter of fact, the deeds and intentions of the two figures are rather contrary in terms of their moral impetus. Therefore, it is not the moral differences but the structural similarities which will be analysed.

Norm und Normverletzung in Burgess' A Clockwork Orange

By Anna Stüwe
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  • Total of Pages : 21
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 2, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (Anglistik), Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar Literatur, 9 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der Zukunftsroman A Clockwork Orange entstand 1961 nach einem Aufenthalt von Anthony Burgess in Leningrad (heute St. Petersburg). Bei seinem Erscheinen im Jahre 1962 deutete zuerst nur wenig darauf hin, dass dies der Roman werden sollte, den man in der Folgezeit in erster Linie mit den Autor Anthony Burgess assoziierte. In England erhielt Burgess Werk nur mäßige Kritiken, während es in den USA den Status eines Kultromans unter College Studenten erlangte. Das Bild von A Clockwork Orange sollte sich jedoch Anfang der siebziger Jahre ändern. Der Regisseur Stanley Kubrick verfilmte das Buch und erzielte damit einen Skandalerfolg, der heftige Diskussionen nach sich zog und somit auch den Autor der Romanvorlage berühmt machte. Anthony Burgess selbst war die Tatsache, dass sein Ruhm sich größtenteils auf den Erfolg des Filmes stützte, eher unangenehm. Wiederholt wertete er den Roman als einen bloßen „jeu de spleen“ 1 ab. Es sei zu didaktisch und zu exhibitionistisch in seinen Sprachgebrauch. Er war der Auffassung, dass er weitaus bessere Werke als A Clockwork Orange verfasst hä tte und fühlte sich zeitlebens auf diesen Roman reduziert. Zudem gefiel es Burgess nicht, dass die Leser seines Werkes in den verschiedenen Teilen der Welt unterschiedliche Textfassungen zu lesen bekamen. Der amerikanischen Ausgabe, die 1963 erschien, fehlte das letzte Kapitel, w elches auf Drängen der Verleger weggelassen wurde. Diese Vorgehensweise wurde 1972 auch für die englische Taschenbuch-Neuauflage übernommen. A Clockwork Orange wird der Subgattung Dystopie zugerechnet. Eine Dystopie spielt in einem ausgedachten Ort in der Zukunft, in der alles so schlecht wie möglich ist. Im Gegensatz dazu steht die Utopie, in der die Zukunft mehr als rosig dargestellt wird. Er legt den Roman in eine unheilvolle Zukunft mit einer Regierung, die willens ist, jugendliche Straftäter einer Gehirnwäsche zu unterziehen, um wieder gewählt zu werden und um einer erschreckend hohen Kriminalitätsrate Herr zu werden. Die Gesellschaft ist gekennzeichnet von erdrückender Eintönigkeit sowie der Mangel an Individualität. Den Titel A Clockwork Orange erklärte Burgess mehrfach wie folgt: In 1945, back from the army, I heard an 80-year old Cockney in a London pub say that somebody was >as queer as a clockwork orange. The queer

Waiting for the End

By Earl G. Ingersoll
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  • Book Code : 9780838641538
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Fiction
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Waiting for the End examines two dozen contemporary novels within the context of a half century of theorizing about the function of ending in narrative. That theorizing about ending generated a powerful dynamic a quarter-century ago with the advent of feminist criticism of masculinist readings of the role played by ending in fiction. Feminists such as Theresa de Lauretis in 1984 and more famously Susan Winnett in her 1991 PMLA essay, Coming Unstrung, were leading voices in a swelling chorus of theorist pointing out the masculinist bias of ending in narrative. With the entry of feminist readings of ending, it became inevitable that criticism of fiction would become gendered through the recognition of difference transcending a simple binary of female/male to establish a spectrum of masculine to feminine endings, regardless of the sex of the writer. Accordingly, Waiting for the End examines pairs of novels - one pair by Margaret Atwood and one by Ian McEwan - to demonstrate how a writer can offer endings at either end of the gender spectrum.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Stanley Kubrick

By I.Q. Hunter,Nathan Abrams
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  • Book Code : 1501343637
  • Total of Pages : 396
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Stanley Kubrick is one of the most revered directors in cinema history. His 13 films, including classics such as Paths of Glory, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, and The Shining, attracted controversy, acclaim, a devoted cult following, and enormous critical interest. With this comprehensive guide to the key contexts - industrial and cultural, as well as aesthetic and critical - the themes of Kubrick's films sum up the current vibrant state of Kubrick studies. Bringing together an international team of leading scholars and emergent voices, this Companion provides comprehensive coverage of Stanley Kubrick's contribution to cinema. After a substantial introduction outlining Kubrick's life and career and the film's production and reception contexts, the volume consists of 39 contributions on key themes that both summarise previous work and offer new, often archive-based, state-of-the-art research. In addition, it is specifically tailored to the needs of students wanting an authoritative, accessible overview of academic work on Kubrick.

Law and Popular Culture

By Michael Asimow,Kathryn Brown,David Papke
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443861588
  • Total of Pages : 425
  • Category : Law
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Commentators have noted the extraordinary impact of popular culture on legal practice, courtroom proceedings, police departments, and government as a whole, and it is no exaggeration to say that most people derive their basic understanding of law from cultural products. Movies, television programs, fiction, children’s literature, online games, and the mass media typically influence attitudes and impressions regarding law and legal institutions more than law and legal institutions themselves. Law and Popular Culture: International Perspectives enhances the appreciation of the interaction between popular culture and law by underscoring this interaction’s multinational and international features. Two dozen authors from nine countries invite readers to consider the role of law-related popular culture in a broad range of nations, socio-political contexts, and educational environments. Even more importantly, selected contributors explore the global transmission and reception of law-related cultural products and, in particular, the influence of assorted works and media across national borders and cultural boundaries. The circulation and consumption of law-related popular culture are increasing as channels of mass media become more complex and as globalization runs its uncertain course. Law and Popular Culture: International Perspectives adds to the critical understanding of the worldwide interaction of popular culture and law and encourages reflection on the wider implications of this mutual influence across both time and geography.

Horror Films of the 1970s

By John Kenneth Muir
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 9780786491568
  • Total of Pages : 684
  • Category : Performing Arts
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The seventies were a decade of groundbreaking horror films: The Exorcist, Carrie, and Halloween were three. This detailed filmography covers these and 225 more. Section One provides an introduction and a brief history of the decade. Beginning with 1970 and proceeding chronologically by year of its release in the United States, Section Two offers an entry for each film. Each entry includes several categories of information: Critical Reception (sampling both ’70s and later reviews), Cast and Credits, P.O.V., (quoting a person pertinent to that film’s production), Synopsis (summarizing the film’s story), Commentary (analyzing the film from Muir’s perspective), Legacy (noting the rank of especially worthy ’70s films in the horror pantheon of decades following). Section Three contains a conclusion and these five appendices: horror film clichés of the 1970s, frequently appearing performers, memorable movie ads, recommended films that illustrate how 1970s horror films continue to impact the industry, and the 15 best genre films of the decade as chosen by Muir.

Depth of Field

By Geoffrey Cocks,James Diedrick,Glenn Perusek
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  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Book Code : 0299216136
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Director of some of the most controversial films of the twentieth century, Stanley Kubrick created a reputation as a Hollywood outsider as well as a cinematic genius. His diverse yet relatively small oeuvre—he directed only thirteen films during a career that spanned more than four decades—covers a broad range of the themes that shaped his century and continues to shape the twenty-first: war and crime, gender relations and class conflict, racism, and the fate of individual agency in a world of increasing social surveillance and control. In Depth of Field, leading screenwriters and scholars analyze Kubrick's films from a variety of perspectives. They examine such groundbreaking classics as Dr. Strangelove and 2001: A Space Odyssey and later films whose critical reputations are still in flux. Depth of Field ends with three viewpoints on Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut, placing it in the contexts of film history, the history and theory of psychoanalysis, and the sociology of sex and power. Probing Kubrick's whole body of work, Depth of Field is the first truly multidisciplinary study of one of the most innovative and controversial filmmakers of the twentieth century.

Beethoven

By David Benjamin Levy
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300129033
  • Total of Pages : 226
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Perverse Spectators

By Janet Staiger
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 0814724094
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
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Film and television have never been more prevalent or watched than they are now, yet we still have little understanding of how people process and make use of what they see. And though we acknowledge the enormous role the media plays in our culture, we have only a vague sense of how it actually influences our attitudes and desires. In Perverse Spectators, Janet Staiger argues that studying the interpretive methods of spectators within their historical contexts is both possible and necessary to understand the role media plays in culture and in our personal lives. This analytical approach is applied to topics such as depictions of violence, the role of ratings codes, the horror and suspense genre, historical accuracy in film, and sexual identities, and then demonstrated through works like JFK, The Silence of the Lambs, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Psycho, and A Clockwork Orange. Each chapter shows a different approach to reconstructing audience responses to films, consistently and ingeniously finding traces of what would otherwise appear to be unrecoverable information. Using vivid examples, charting key concepts, and offering useful syntheses of long-standing debates, Perverse Spectators constitutes a compelling case for a reconsideration of the assumptions about film reception which underlie contemporary scholarship in media studies. Taking on widely influential theories and scholars, Perverse Spectators is certain to spark controversy and help redefine the study of film as it enters the new millennium.

Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema

By Nathan Andersen
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317805895
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Philosophy
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Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema is an accessible and exciting new contribution to film-philosophy, which shows that to take film seriously is also to engage with the fundamental questions of philosophy. Nathan Andersen brings Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange into philosophical conversation with Plato’s Republic, comparing their contributions to themes such as the nature of experience and meaning, the character of justice, the contrast between appearance and reality, the importance of art, and the impact of images. At the heart of the book is a novel account of the analogy between Plato’s allegory of the cave and cinema, developed in conjunction with a provocative interpretation of the most powerful image from A Clockwork Orange, in which the lead character is strapped to a chair and forced to watch violent films. Key features of the book include: a comprehensive bibliography of suggested readings on Plato, on film, on philosophy, and on the philosophy of film a list of suggested films that can be explored following the approach in this book, including brief descriptions of each film, and suggestions regarding its philosophical implications a summary of Plato’s Republic, book by book, highlighting both dramatic context and subject matter. Offering a close reading of the controversial classic film A Clockwork Orange, and an introductory account of the central themes of the philosophical classic The Republic, this book will be of interest to both scholars and students of philosophy and film, as well as to readers of Plato and fans of Stanley Kubrick.

The Metamorphosis of Alex in Stanley Kubrick's 'Clockwork Orange' from a Viewpoint of Abnormal Psychology

By Heiko Böttcher
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  • Book Code : 3638631095
  • Total of Pages : 4
  • Category : Psychology
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Essay from the year 2006 in the subject Psychology - Clinic and Health Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, grade: A, San Diego State University, 0 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece from 1971 dealt with deep philosophical questions without giving any answers. The observer has no easy way to identify himself with any characters or the pictured society as a full load. The movie is reflecting the dilemma that the only way to increase moral is to decrease freedom. In Kubrick’s movie the dualistic society consists only of perpetrators and victims. The roles are fixed but the persons are interchangable. Therefore there is nobody who could be able to be responsible to handle the power to decrease freedom. On the other hand there are deviant personalities that abuse their freedom to violate the law. Psychologic methods introduced in the movie cannot improve the moral of the society because they can only change a former perpetrator to a victim if the world is dichotom between “anvil and hammer”. Who then should condition the conditioners? The movie reflects the zeitgeist of the early seventies when people began to doubt that the utopia of B.F. Skinners “Walden Two” could be realized or should be wished. The ortodox behaviouristic paradigm that a human being is only a reflection of his/her learning history tottered dramatically in this time. Behaviouristic methods used by mighty officials of a sick society cannot heal criminal indiviuals and are no panacea. All they can do is take their freedom of choice. Kubrick was no psychologist and in his oeuvre he borrowed the stylistic tool of disassociation and threrfore he probably used no behavioural textbook showing the methods and he gives more a general idea about it. For example the cable system around Alex’ forehead is more a metaphor of Jesus’ crown of thorns than a necessary device in the treatment.