A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

by Peter Kramer, Peter Kranmer
     
 

Stanley Kubrick's futuristic juvenile delinquency movie A Clockwork Orange (1971) is an adaptation of Anthony Burgess' 1962 novel of the same title. Film and novel tell the story of an extremely violent teenager who allows himself to be subjected to aversion therapy (making him unable to indulge his violent and sexual impulses) so as to get out of prison; he

Overview

Stanley Kubrick's futuristic juvenile delinquency movie A Clockwork Orange (1971) is an adaptation of Anthony Burgess' 1962 novel of the same title. Film and novel tell the story of an extremely violent teenager who allows himself to be subjected to aversion therapy (making him unable to indulge his violent and sexual impulses) so as to get out of prison; he then becomes the target of violent attacks and political manipulation which in turn culminate in the removal of his psychological conditioning.
 
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230302129
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Series:
Controversies Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

PETER KRAMER 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 Classics series (2010) and The New Hollywood: From Bonnie and Clyde to Star Wars (2005), and the co-editor of The Silent Cinema Reader (2004) and Screen Acting (1999).

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