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A Clockwork Orange PDF Book By Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange

  • Author: Anthony Burgess
  • ISBN Code: : 0141908327
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 439 Readers
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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?

A Clockwork Orange PDF Book By Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange

  • Author: Anthony Burgess
  • ISBN Code: : 0141970685
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 749 Readers
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Fully restored edition of Anthony Burgess' original text of A Clockwork Orange, with a glossary of the teen slang 'Nadsat', explanatory notes, pages from the original typescript, interviews, articles and reviews Edited by Andrew Biswell With a Foreword by Martin Amis 'It is a horrorshow story ...' Fifteen-year-old Alex likes lashings of ultraviolence. He and his gang of friends rob, kill and rape their way through a nightmarish future, until the State puts a stop to his riotous excesses. But what will his re-education mean? A dystopian horror, a black comedy, an exploration of choice, A Clockwork Orange is also a work of exuberant invention which created a new language for its characters. This critical edition restores the text of the novel as Anthony Burgess originally wrote it, and includes a glossary of the teen slang 'Nadsat', explanatory notes, pages from the original typescript, interviews, articles and reviews, shedding light on the enduring fascination of the novel's 'sweet and juicy criminality'. Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917 and educated at Xaverian College and Manchester University. He spent six years in the British Army before becoming a schoolmaster and colonial education officer in Malaya and Brunei. After the success of his Malayan Trilogy, he became a full-time writer in 1959. His books have been published all over the world, and they include The Complete Enderby, Nothing Like the Sun, Napoleon Symphony, Tremor of Intent, Earthly Powers and A Dead Man in Deptford. Anthony Burgess died in London in 1993. Andrew Biswell is the Professor of Modern Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. His publications include a biography, The Real Life of Anthony Burgess, which won the Portico Prize in 2006. He is currently editing the letters and short stories of Anthony Burgess.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (Book Analysis) PDF Book By Bright Summaries

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (Book Analysis)

  • Author: Bright Summaries
  • ISBN Code: : 2808014589
  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Page : 54 pages
  • Genre : Study Aids
  • Reviews : 882 Readers
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Unlock the more straightforward side of A Clockwork Orange with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, which follows the teenaged Alex as he and his “droogs” rampage through their city committing acts of extreme violence, which they enjoy and for which they feel no remorse. When Alex is captured and convicted of murder following a brutal attack on an elderly woman, he is given the option to undergo a new experimental psychological technique which will aim to instil a deep aversion to violence in him. Through Alex’s story, A Clockwork Orange explores themes including free will and the duality of good and evil. As well as its vivid descriptions of violence, the novella is notable for its used of Nadsat, a Russian-influenced argot invented by Burgess (who was also a linguist). Find out everything you need to know about A Clockwork Orange in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

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

  • Author: Thomas von der Heide
  • ISBN Code: : 3638506819
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Page : 18 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 103 Readers
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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' (www.amazon.de) 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" in the Context of Subculture

  • Author: Maren Volkmann
  • ISBN Code: : 3638554988
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Page : 18 pages
  • Genre : Foreign Language Study
  • Reviews : 424 Readers
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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,7, Ruhr-University of Bochum, course: Englisches Seminar: Subcultures in Post-War Britain, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In 1974 - just two years after it had opened - the movie “A Clockwork Orange” by Stanley Kubrick was banned from Bristish screens. It was Kubrick himself who decided to withdraw the film from distribution in the UK. Since Kubrick received death threats and threatening phone calls he hoped that the controversary would subside with the fading of memory. The film had been blamed for several violent acts and Kubrick and Anthony Burgess, the writer of the novel, were made responsible for them. In fact, the film caused a moral panic because of its violence. However, it seems interesting to me who is behind all this violence. I want to analyse how Alex and his droogs define themselves. Are they rebels without a cause and if not, what are they rebelling against? I will try to take a look at the book and the film in context of subculture: how did subculture influence the works of Burgess and Kubrick, how is subculture presented in their works and how did they influence subculture afterwards?

A Study Guide for Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange PDF Book By Gale, Cengage Learning

A Study Guide for Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange

  • Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • ISBN Code: : 1410335631
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Page : 15 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 420 Readers
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A Study Guide for Anthony Burgess's "A Clockwork Orange," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Clockwork Orange PDF Book By Peter Kramer

A Clockwork Orange

  • Author: Peter Kramer
  • ISBN Code: : 1350306509
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 267 Readers
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Drawing on new research in the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts London, 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 of wider developments in cinema, culture and society from the 1950s to the early 1970s.

A Clockwork Orange: The Continuance PDF Book By Sean Aramesh

A Clockwork Orange: The Continuance

  • Author: Sean Aramesh
  • ISBN Code: : 164610420X
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Page : 30 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 927 Readers
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A Clockwork Orange: The Continuance By: Sean Aramesh A likeable and colorful person, Alexander DeLarge is loved by many readers when A Clockwork Orange ends. But, what happens to Alex next? A Clockwork Orange: The Continuance explores Alex’s life after recovering from his stay in the hospital. The mystery begins…

Nadsat in

Nadsat in "A Clockwork Orange"

  • Author: Kathrin Vogler
  • ISBN Code: : 3640523245
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Page : 12 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 665 Readers
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Bamberg (Lehrstuhl für Englische Literaturwissenschaft), course: Literature into Film - The Case of Stanley Kubrick, language: English, abstract: The dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange, written by Anthony Burgess, was published in 1962. Stanley Edgar Hyman suggests that “perhaps the most fascinating thing about the book is its language”. I agree with him and therefore I set myself to examine this special language called Nadsat in my term paper. The second chapter deals with important features of Nadsat, e.g. its origin. Herein I will touch upon Burgess’s inspiration to create a new language for his novel and point out languages that contributed to the evolution of Nadsat. Ongoing I will go further into the question whether Nadsat can be considered being slang by giving a definition of slang, describing reasons for this linguistic phenomenon and naming typical features of it. Furthermore I will have a look at particular words, phrases and motives which are frequently repeated in the novel and explain the reasons for that. The last feature I will pay attention to is how Nadsat handles sexuality. The concern of the third chapter is to find out which function Nadsat holds in the novel. Herein I will distinguish between the language of a criminal and the language of an aesthete with regard to the main character Alex. The fourth and last chapter serves my purpose to find out whether Nadsat creates alienation or identification. That is whether the reader turns away from Alex being disgusted by his actions and language or whether the reader leans towards Alex sympathizing with him and constructing a kind of alliance. For I placed great value on the connection between my term paper and the original text edition of A Clockwork Orange, I chose not to use much secondary literature but to work primarily with the Reclam edition released in 1992 which I will refer to as ACO.

Filth PDF Book By Irvine Welsh

Filth

  • Author: Irvine Welsh
  • ISBN Code: : 1407018485
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 616 Readers
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Suitable only for persons of strong constitution. Contains: Drug use Perversion Murder Corruption Sexism Racism Law Enforcement And a tapeworm

A clockwork orange PDF Book By Anthoney Burgess

A clockwork orange

  • Author: Anthoney Burgess
  • ISBN Code: : 9174992341
  • Publisher : Modernista
  • Page : 188 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 200 Readers
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Det gör ont att ha en kropp  i alla fall om du råkar röra dig på fel gata, på fel sätt, i Anthony Burgess stålhättehårda A Clockwork Orange, romanen som en gång myntade termen ultravåld. Burgess tar oss med på en resa in i en mardrömslik framtid där våldsbesatta gäng styr över den nattliga staden. Han skrev boken efter att hans fru rånats och misshandlats av desertörer från den amerikanska armén i ett mörklagt London under kriget. Vreden över händelsen fick Burgess att reflektera över den mänskliga friheten: Hur fri kan människan tillåta sig att vara när hon också känner sina onda krafter? Och å andra sidan, vad är priset för en inskränkning av friheten? A Clockwork Orange blev en omedelbar klassiker när den gavs ut 1962 och kom att leva ett andra liv med Stanley Kubricks filmatisering 1971. Denna jubileumsutgåva presenterar för första gången boken i sin helhet på svenska, med det ursprungliga slutkapitlet från den brittiska originalversionen. I översättning av Caj Lundgren ANTHONY BURGESS, född i Manchester 1917, död i London 1993, var en engelsk författare och kritiker. Burgess skrev en lång rad romaner, såväl som studier av författare som Shakespeare och Joyce. När tidningen The Times 2008 rankade efterkrigstidens viktigaste brittiska författare placerade de Burgess bland de tjugo främsta. »Det här är en bok som varje generation bör upptäcka.« TIME OUT »En strålande roman.« NEW YORK TIMES »A Clockwork Orange handlar inte bara om människans våldsamma natur och hennes kapacitet att välja mellan gott och ont. Den handlar också om språkets spänningselement och berusande effekter.« DAILY TELEGRAPH »Jag vet ingen författare som gjort så mycket med språket som Mr Burgess har gjort här. Det är dessutom en väldigt rolig bok, vilket ofta glöms bort.« WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS

The Manchurian Candidate PDF Book By Richard Condon

The Manchurian Candidate

  • Author: Richard Condon
  • ISBN Code: : 0795335067
  • Publisher : RosettaBooks
  • Page : 323 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 621 Readers
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The classic thriller about a hostile foreign power infiltrating American politics: “Brilliant . . . wild and exhilarating.” —The New Yorker A war hero and the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Sgt. Raymond Shaw is keeping a deadly secret—even from himself. During his time as a prisoner of war in North Korea, he was brainwashed by his Communist captors and transformed into a deadly weapon—a sleeper assassin, programmed to kill without question or mercy at his captors’ signal. Now he’s been returned to the United States with a covert mission: to kill a candidate running for US president . . . This “shocking, tense” and sharply satirical novel has become a modern classic, and was the basis for two film adaptations (San Francisco Chronicle). “Crammed with suspense.” —Chicago Tribune “Condon is wickedly skillful.” —Time

The Graphic Canon of Crime and Mystery, Vol. 1 PDF Book By Russ Kick

The Graphic Canon of Crime and Mystery, Vol. 1

  • Author: Russ Kick
  • ISBN Code: : 1609807863
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 307 Readers
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The first of two volumes builds on the brilliant and original Graphic Canon series in retelling classic works of literature as comics and other visual forms. Organized thematically, Volume 1 opens with "The Act" (think In Cold Blood and A Clockwork Orange), followed by sections dedicated to "Criminals," Whodunit," "Judgment" (Scarlet Letter, anyone?), and "Punishment." Here you'll find stunning and suspenseful adaptations starring classic PIs Sherlock Holmes, Auguste Dupin, Hercule Poirot, Father Brown, Mike Hammer, and teenage girl-detective Violet Strange. But the mystery, intrigue, and foul play don't end (or begin) there. The artists also bring to life crime stories from the Arabian Nights, the Bible, The Canterbury Tales, China's Song Dynasty, Shakespeare, James Joyce's Dubliners, Patricia Highsmith, Truman Capote, and current writers like Stephen King, Jo Nesbo, and Sara Paretsky. Rick Geary brings his crisp style to Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Teddy Goldenberg gives us a dense, murky treatment of Dashiell Hammett's "The Road Home," often considered the first hardboiled detective story ever published. C. Frakes resurrects the forgotten novella "Talma Gordon," the first mystery written by an African American; and Shawn Cheng renders the first serial-killer story, the so-called fairy tale "Bluebeard" by Charles Perrault. Even the very natures of crime, justice, and punishment are up for grabs. Landis Blair reimagines The Trial, as a choose-your-own-adventure story that you cannot win, Ted Rall retells an O. Henry story about a petty criminal who just can't get arrested. From The Marquis de Sade to James Cain, Aeschylus to Paula Hawkins, crime and mystery has never been so brilliantly reimagined.

Blue Movie PDF Book By Terry Southern

Blue Movie

  • Author: Terry Southern
  • ISBN Code: : 1453217347
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 255 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 710 Readers
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A darkly hilarious, wildly erotic satire of Hollywood from “the only author capable of handling mayhem on a gigantic scale” (Esquire). King B., the world’s most admired filmmaker—winner of a string of Oscars and awards from Cannes to Venice—takes on a new project: the most expensive, star-studded, high-quality, X-rated film ever made. He joins forces with producer Sid Krassman, who’s made a fortune with B movies, and Angela Sterling, a misunderstood sex symbol who longs to do “serious” work. After convincing the principality of Liechtenstein to host the production in exchange for a distribution exclusive to boost tourism, King B. and Krassman arrive with cast and crew to make The Faces of Love. While keeping the nature of the film secret from American bankers, King B. lines up a host of European and American big-name stars. But word leaks out to the local religious groups and possibly even the Vatican. Between the Cardinal’s attempts to sabotage production and the big egos and even bigger libidos behind the scenes, the enterprise plummets into hilarious anarchy. Blue Movie is comic eroticism at its best—populated by over-the-top characters, memorable dialogue, and perverse vignettes, and colored by razor-sharp insights into the film industry. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Terry Southern including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

The Rise of Oriental Travel PDF Book By G. Maclean

The Rise of Oriental Travel

  • Author: G. Maclean
  • ISBN Code: : 0230511767
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 291 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 646 Readers
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This book follows four Seventeenth-century Englishmen on their journeys around the Ottoman Empire while the British were, for the first time in history, becoming important players in the Mediterranean. This book shows that hostility between East and West is neither historical nor inevitable, but rather the result of selective memory.

The Comic Galaxy of Mystery Science Theater 3000 PDF Book By Chris Morgan

The Comic Galaxy of Mystery Science Theater 3000

  • Author: Chris Morgan
  • ISBN Code: : 1476618836
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 180 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 815 Readers
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One of the most original shows in the history of television, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a beloved cult hit built on the back of another cult phenomenon: the bad movie. The show’s premise involved a man and some robots watching cheesy movies and cracking jokes. Over its 197 episodes, MST3K developed a passionate fan base that took it from a local UHF show in Hopkins, Minnesota, to a major motion picture. This is the story of MST3K from the beginning to the end. Twelve of the episodes are covered, giving an in-depth look at the show, its ethos and its comedic style. The films screened in these episodes are discussed critically, as are the episodes themselves.

A Clockwork Murder PDF Book By Steve Jackson

A Clockwork Murder

  • Author: Steve Jackson
  • ISBN Code: : 1942266243
  • Publisher : WildBlue Press
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : True Crime
  • Reviews : 510 Readers
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“Wonderful and dark . . . a journey into the minds of two men who together become one killer” from the New York Times bestselling true crime author(Blaine L. Pardoe, author of A Special Kind of Evil). In April 1997, pretty, 22-year-old Jacine Gielinski stopped her car at a red light in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She had no idea that the two young men looking at her from the car next to hers would in that moment decide she would be their target for unspeakable horrors. George Woldt and Lucas Salmon were an unlikely pair of best friends, much less killers. Woldt was a fast-talking, well-dressed ladies’ man who boasted of his sexual conquests. Salmon was deeply religious and socially misfit, obsessed with losing his virginity. Woldt was the leader, Salmon his willing follower, but neither had been in serious trouble with the law. However, inspired by the cult movie, A Clockwork Orange, with its dystopian violence, they fantasized for months what it would be like to abduct, rape, torture and murder a woman. Then, aroused by watching ultra-violent pornography, they decided to act upon their evil thoughts. Revised and updated with a new afterword from the author, A Clockwork Murder recounts the steps that led to an unthinkable crime and its impact on a community, as well as the friends and especially the parents of an innocent young woman who paid with her life for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. “Jackson’s sharp eye misses nothing in the painstakingly rendered details.”—Publishers Weekly

There There PDF Book By Tommy Orange

There There

  • Author: Tommy Orange
  • ISBN Code: : 077107302X
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 447 Readers
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Here is a voice we have never heard--a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Here is a story of several people, each of whom has private reasons for travelling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work at the powwow to honour his uncle's memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss. Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking, There There is a relentlessly paced multi-generational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. An unforgettable debut.

The Illusion of Return PDF Book By Samir El-Youssef

The Illusion of Return

  • Author: Samir El-Youssef
  • ISBN Code: : 1912600013
  • Publisher : Halban Publishers
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 415 Readers
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Meeting a friend after many years’ separation, the narrator wonders whether the events they both lived through in Lebanon really took place. Time and distance give a sense of unreality but when the narrator and Ali meet at Heathrow Airport, after seventeen years, the past slowly begins to unfold. Like so many other Palestinians who were born in the Lebanon, they had to leave in the mid-1980s, when it became a battlefield for different militias and armies – Lebanese, Palestinian, Israeli and Syrian. Ali leaves for America and, two years later, the narrator leaves for London. Their memories are concentrated on one fatal night when they and two other friends are together for the last time, before tragedy strikes. But for the narrator, a personal tragedy had struck much earlier, one which he would never forget and could not share.

Weakness and Deceit PDF Book By Raymond Bonner

Weakness and Deceit

  • Author: Raymond Bonner
  • ISBN Code: : 1682190277
  • Publisher : OR Books
  • Page : 392 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 243 Readers
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“A landmark book . . . Bonner reveals the full extent of Washington's complicity with a murderous regime bent on eliminating even its mildest critics. This story not only sets the record straight, but, as importantly, it also speaks to the future, serving as a fresh warning of the perennial perils of American engagement in secret wars.” —Alan Riding, author of Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans; former Mexico City bureau chief, The New York Times “Weakness and Deceit vividly depicts the failure of U.S. policy to take human rights seriously in Central America in the 1980s. Its lessons are more relevant than ever today as policy-makers struggle to respond to crisis situations in the Middle East, and elsewhere. For three decades Bonner's relentless pursuit of the truth has set the gold standard for investigative journalists everywhere.” —Michael Posner, professor of Ethics and Finance at New York University, former U.S. assistant secretary of state “Thirty years ago, Raymond Bonner wrote a fundamental book about the United States and Latin America. Here it is again, a major work by a big-hearted reporter, with new and fascinating details about the tragedy of U. S. interventionism during the Cold War, and the lies we have been told.” —Alma Guillermoprieto, author of Looking for History: Dispatches From Latin America, and The Heart That Bleeds: Latin America Now A land and culture poorly understood by analysts, politicians, and voters in the far-off United States. A regime permeated with corruption; a country in the steel grip of a few families that disdained any system which might give a voice to the millions who kept them in comfort: guarding their children, watering their lawns and putting food on their tables. A brutal and remorseless police force and army trained in America, armed with American guns, and fighting a bloody proxy war against anyone who might conceivably be an American foe—whether or not they held a gun. Sound familiar? This was Central America in the 1980s, at a time when El Salvador was the centerpiece of a misguided and ultimately disastrous foreign policy. It resulted in atrocities that took the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and destabilized a region that has not recovered to this day. At a time when the Reagan Administration’s obsession with communism overwhelmed objections to its policies, Ray Bonner took a courageous, unflinching look at just who we were supporting and what the consequences were. Now supplemented with an epilogue drawing on newly available, once-secret documents that detail the extent of America’s involvement in assassinations, including the infamous murder of three American nuns and a lay missionary in 1980, Weakness and Deceit is a classic, riveting and ultimately tragic account of foreign policy gone terribly wrong.

Gale Researcher Guide for: A Clockwork Orange: Anthony Burgess's Black Comedy (1962) and Stanley Kubrick's Violent Grotesque (1971) PDF Book By James Fenwick

Gale Researcher Guide for: A Clockwork Orange: Anthony Burgess's Black Comedy (1962) and Stanley Kubrick's Violent Grotesque (1971)

  • Author: James Fenwick
  • ISBN Code: : 1535852852
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Page : 9 pages
  • Genre : Study Aids
  • Reviews : 861 Readers
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Gale Researcher Guide for: A Clockwork Orange: Anthony Burgess's Black Comedy (1962) and Stanley Kubrick's Violent Grotesque (1971) is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Station Eleven PDF Book By Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven

  • Author: Emily St. John Mandel
  • ISBN Code: : 1443434884
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 476 Readers
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National Book Award finalist, New York Times bestseller, Globe and Mail bestseller, and a Best Book of the Year in The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Time magazine Day One The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. Week Two Civilization has crumbled. Year Twenty A band of actors and musicians, called the Travelling Symphony, move through the territories of a changed world, performing concerts and Shakespeare at the settlements that have formed. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and it threatens the world every hopeful survivor has tried to rebuild. Moving backward and forward in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, Station Eleven charts the unexpected twists of fate that connect six people: celebrated actor Arthur Leander; Jeevan, a bystander warned about the flu just in time; Arthur's first wife, Miranda; Arthur's oldest friend, Clark; Kirsten, an actress with the Travelling Symphony; and the mysterious and self-proclaimed "prophet." Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the fragility of life, the relationships that sustain us, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

The expressionistic style and the theatricality in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971) PDF Book By Oliver Schill

The expressionistic style and the theatricality in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971)

  • Author: Oliver Schill
  • ISBN Code: : 3638245233
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Page : 19 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 546 Readers
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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject Film Science, grade: A, Concordia University Montreal (Mel Hoppenheim School Of Cinema), course: Stanley Kubrick Seminar, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: I don’t know many filmmakers within their films are more pictorial structures than in the films of Stanley Kubrick. In the following essay, “A Clockwork Orange” will be analyzed in terms of expressionism and theatricality. There not only the pictorial structure of the shots, but also the structure of the entire film is very interesting. The film has three main parts. The first one contains Alex’s violent performance, the second is Alex’s cure in jail and the third one is a kind of “the empire strikes back”. Many scenes of the first part come again but in a mirrored version; now Alex is the victim. ”A Clockwork Orange represents the director’s most complete experiment in presenting cinematic material in a subjective mode. (Falsetto, A Narrative and Stylistic Analysis, p. 90) Therefore other characteristics of the film, especially the 1st person voice over, or the point of view shots, are very important to mention in terms of creating this subjectivity. But one of the most important aspects in the film’s subjectivity and theatricality is Alex’s performance. Also the expressionist décor and lightning plays its important part in the film. The expressionistic style is deeply connected with elements of theatricality, in particular through the performance of the actors. Before analyzing “A Clockwork Orange” concerning these elements, I will describe the development of the German expressionism and its historical context in general. After that I will point out the development of theatricality in cinema and in what relation theater stands to cinema.

The Kingdom of the Wicked PDF Book By Anthony Burgess

The Kingdom of the Wicked

  • Author: Anthony Burgess
  • ISBN Code: : 0749012838
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Page : 608 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 219 Readers
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Who, I ask you, wants to drag his bones out of the earth, reclothed in flesh which, in some foul magic of reversal, is regurgitated by the worms, in order that his eyes may see God? Who, I ask you, wants to live for ever? Sadoc son of Azor, a retired shipping clerk lying diseased and dying on the outreaches of the Roman Empire, sets down for future generations a tale of epic proportions: he is charged with recounting no less an event than the birth of Christianity. And what an account it is – the story of a religion of love, born into the cruelties of the kingdom of the wicked. The Kingdom of the Wicked is one of Anthony Burgess's most ambitious novels. Its ancient setting, recreated in vivid and meticulous detail, is rendered new in this stunning account of the Roman Empire and its clashes with Christianity.

Love and Death in Kubrick PDF Book By Patrick Webster

Love and Death in Kubrick

  • Author: Patrick Webster
  • ISBN Code: : 0786461918
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 334 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 994 Readers
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The films of Stanley Kubrick have left an indelible mark on the history of American cinema. This text explores the auteur’s legacy, specifically positioning his body of work within the context of cultural theory. A single chapter is devoted to each of Kubrick’s seven films: Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. Particular attention is paid to the role of love and death in Kubrick’s films, emphasizing his innovative exploration of love and sex, and the portrayal of mortality via masculine violence.

Stanley Kubrick and Me PDF Book By Emilio D'Alessandro

Stanley Kubrick and Me

  • Author: Emilio D'Alessandro
  • ISBN Code: : 1628726717
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 238 Readers
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This intimate portrait by his former personal assistant and confidante reveals the man behind the legendary filmmaker—for the first time. Stanley Kubrick, the director of a string of timeless movies from Lolita and Dr. Strangelove to A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, and others, has always been depicted by the media as the Howard Hughes of filmmakers, a weird artist obsessed with his work and privacy to the point of madness. But who was he really? Emilio D'Alessandro lets us see. A former Formula Ford driver who was a minicab chauffeur in London during the Swinging Sixties, he took a job driving a giant phallus through the city that became his introduction to the director. Honest, reliable, and ready to take on any task, Emilio found his way into Kubrick's neurotic, obsessive heart. He became his personal assistant, his right-hand man and confidant, working for him from A Clockwork Orange until Kubrick's death in 1999. Emilio was the silent guy in the room when the script for The Shining was discussed. He still has the coat Jack Nicholson used in the movie. He was an extra on the set of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick's last movie. He knew all the actors and producers Kubrick worked with; he observed firsthand Kubrick's working methods down to the smallest detail. Making no claim of expertise in cinematography but with plenty of anecdotes, he offers a completely fresh perspective on the artist and a warm, affecting portrait of a generous, kind, caring man who was a perfectionist in work and life.

Gewalt in Stanley Kubricks

Gewalt in Stanley Kubricks "A Clockwork Orange"

  • Author: Christine Bulla
  • ISBN Code: : 3638368785
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Page : 16 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 243 Readers
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, Note: 1,7, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Institut für Kommunikainswissenschaften und Medienlehre), Veranstaltung: Proseminar 1, 12 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In der vorliegenden Seminararbeit soll die Gewalt in Stanley Kubrick Film Clockwork Orange aus dem Jahre 1971 analysiert werden. Ein Aspekt der Analyse wird die Bezugnahme auf die Wirkungsthesen von Gewalt nach Kunczik darstellen: Hier wird ein besonderes starker Fokus auf die, auf Aristoteles zurückgehende Katharsisthese gelegt, da sie im Film auf spezielle Art und Weise eingesetzt wird. Ein weiterer Aspekt der Arbeit wird eine quantitative Untersuchung der Gewalt darstellen, wobei die filmisch inszenierte Gewalt in sieben verschiedene Kategorien, wie Schlagen, Bedrohen oder Vergewaltigung geklustert wird. Für deren Analyse wird an den Anfang der eine allgemeine Definition von Gewalt gestellt.

Violence in Anthony Burgess' Clockwork Orange PDF Book By Dedria Bryfonski

Violence in Anthony Burgess' Clockwork Orange

  • Author: Dedria Bryfonski
  • ISBN Code: : 0737770678
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 727 Readers
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Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange has become a cult classic among fans of dystopian fiction. The 1962 novel, which utilizes extreme violence as a method of questioning free will, received mixed reviews upon publication, with some critics praising the book and others condemning it. This informative volume explores the life and work of Anthony Burgess, focusing on themes of human nature, violence, and freedom of choice through the lens of A Clockwork Orange. Contemporary issues including gang violence and violence against women are also discussed.

Roll Over Adorno PDF Book By Robert Miklitsch

Roll Over Adorno

  • Author: Robert Miklitsch
  • ISBN Code: : 0791481875
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Page : 284 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 366 Readers
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Moves from Beethoven to Buffy to examine the blurred nexus of elite and popular culture in the twenty-first century.

The Religious Clockwork. Religious Themes and the Passion of Christ in ‘A Clockwork Orange’ PDF Book By Sascha Conrad

The Religious Clockwork. Religious Themes and the Passion of Christ in ‘A Clockwork Orange’

  • Author: Sascha Conrad
  • ISBN Code: : 3656427135
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Page : 33 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 591 Readers
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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 PDF Book By Anna Stüwe

Norm und Normverletzung in Burgess' A Clockwork Orange

  • Author: Anna Stüwe
  • ISBN Code: : 3638368963
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Page : 21 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 327 Readers
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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 PDF Book By Earl G. Ingersoll

Waiting for the End

  • Author: Earl G. Ingersoll
  • ISBN Code: : 9780838641538
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Page : 286 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 537 Readers
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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 PDF Book By I.Q. Hunter,Nathan Abrams

The Bloomsbury Companion to Stanley Kubrick

  • Author: I.Q. Hunter,Nathan Abrams
  • ISBN Code: : 1501343637
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Page : 396 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 699 Readers
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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 PDF Book By Michael Asimow,Kathryn Brown,David Papke

Law and Popular Culture

  • Author: Michael Asimow,Kathryn Brown,David Papke
  • ISBN Code: : 1443861588
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Page : 425 pages
  • Genre : Law
  • Reviews : 375 Readers
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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 PDF Book By John Kenneth Muir

Horror Films of the 1970s

  • Author: John Kenneth Muir
  • ISBN Code: : 9780786491568
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 684 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 757 Readers
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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 PDF Book By Geoffrey Cocks,James Diedrick,Glenn Perusek

Depth of Field

  • Author: Geoffrey Cocks,James Diedrick,Glenn Perusek
  • ISBN Code: : 0299216136
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 675 Readers
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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 PDF Book By David Benjamin Levy

Beethoven

  • Author: David Benjamin Levy
  • ISBN Code: : 0300129033
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Page : 226 pages
  • Genre :
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Perverse Spectators PDF Book By Janet Staiger

Perverse Spectators

  • Author: Janet Staiger
  • ISBN Code: : 0814724094
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Page : 248 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 657 Readers
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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 PDF Book By Nathan Andersen

Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema

  • Author: Nathan Andersen
  • ISBN Code: : 1317805895
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 649 Readers
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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 PDF Book By Heiko Böttcher

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

  • Author: Heiko Böttcher
  • ISBN Code: : 3638631095
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Page : 4 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 606 Readers
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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.