A Clockwork Orange Pdf

A Clockwork Orange

Number of page: 200
Author: Peter Krämer
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137145222
Category: Performing Arts

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 ClockworkOrange 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 UniversityPeter 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).

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