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Title:
Stanley Kubrick's A clockwork orange
Author:
McDougal, Stuart Y.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xiv, 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: 'What's it going to be then, eh?': Questioning Kubrick's Clockwork / Stuart Y. McDougal -- Clockwork ... ticking / Robert Kolker -- Cultural productions of A Clockwork Orange / Janet Staiger -- Erotics of violence: masculinity and (homo)sexuality in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange / Margaret DeRosia -- Stanley Kubrick and the art cinema / Krin Gabbard, Shailja Sharma -- 'Bird of like rarest spun heavenmetal': music in A Clockwork Orange / Peter J. Rabinowitz -- Reviews of A Clockwork Orange, 1972: -- "Décor of tomorrow's Hell" / Robert Hughes -- "Clockwork Orange: Stanley Strangelove" / Pauline Kael
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ISBN:
9780521573764

9780521574884
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Summary

Summary

Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange' brings together 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.


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Choice Review

"The critical discussion of A Clockwork Orange shows no signs of abating," says McDougal (Macalester College). Part of the "Cambridge University Press Film Handbooks Series," this book proves the editor's statement correct. In nine essays about the 1971 Kubrick film, critics address everything from censorship and Nadsat (an invented language) to the film's music and its construction of masculinity. In his introduction, McDougal notes the controversy over its eroticized violence, which the film has never quite shaken. Two early reviews reprinted from Time and The New Yorker give opposing viewpoints on the film's effect on viewers. Noted critics like Robert Kolker appear next to new scholars such as Margaret DeRosia, whose "An Erotics of Violence: Masculinity and (Homo)Sexuality in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange" brilliantly shows the film's "link between masculinity, subjectivity, and violence ... in highly (homo)eroticized, self-reflexive ways." Beyond the essays, the book offers an expanded glossary of Nadsat (first compiled by Stanley Edgar Hyman, and no longer available in editions of Anthony Burgess's novel), a Kubrick filmography, a selected bibliography, and a title-author index. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Academic libraries supporting film studies at the lower-division undergraduate level and above. M. J. Emery Cottey College


Table of Contents

Introduction: 'What's it going to be then, eh?': Questioning Kubrick's Clockwork StuartY. McDougal
1 A Clockwork âÇ  tickingRobert Kolker
2 The cultural productions of A Clockwork OrangeJanet Staiger
3 An erotics of violence: masculinity and (homo)sexuality in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork OrangeMargaret DeRosia
4 Stanley Kubrick and the art cinemaKrin Gabbard and Shailja Sharma
5 'A bird of like rarest spun heavenmetal': music in A Clockwork OrangePeter J. Rabinowitz
Reviews of A Clockwork Orange, 1972
A Glossary of Nadsat
Filmography