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Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange as Art Against Torture

Carolyn Strange

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the relevance of Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film A Clockwork Orange in light of the revival of torture during the global war on terror. The film’s casting choices, musical ... More


Stanley Kubrick: Adapting the Sublime

Elisa Pezzotta

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038938
eISBN:
9781621039822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038938.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Although Stanley Kubrick adapted novels and short stories, his films deviate in notable ways from the source material. In particular, since 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), they seem to definitively ... More


Drawing Lines and Crossing Borders: Musical Climates, the Diegetic-Nondiegetic Border, and Voice-Over Narration

Kate McQuiston

in We'll Meet Again: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199767656
eISBN:
9780199369492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767656.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Chapter 2 explores the deployment of musical works and styles as settings within and across his films. Music marks various dramatic climates and tracks the progress of characters. The impact of a ... More


Music, Dance, and Dialogue: The Metaphor of Dance

Elisa Pezzotta

in Stanley Kubrick: Adapting the Sublime

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038938
eISBN:
9781621039822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038938.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how Kubrick implicitly undermines the characteristics of classical Hollywood narrative. In Kubrick’s adaptations, music is not only foregrounded, becoming audible, but also ... More


The Higher Morality: Anthony Burgess and ‘The Business of Moral Choice’

Ben Masters

in Novel Style: Ethics and Excess in English Fiction since the 1960s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198766148
eISBN:
9780191820731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766148.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Focussing on the evolution of Anthony Burgess’s prose style from A Clockwork Orange through later works like Nothing Like the Sun, MF, and Earthly Powers, this chapter argues that Burgess developed a ... More


A Clockwork Homage

William Gibbons

in Unlimited Replays: Video Games and Classical Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190265250
eISBN:
9780190265304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265250.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter focuses on games that use classical music to allude to the films of auteur director Stanley Kubrick, whether as homage, parody, or both. By invoking Kubrick’s work, these games aim to ... More


Dreamy Worlds

Elisa Pezzotta

in Stanley Kubrick: Adapting the Sublime

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038938
eISBN:
9781621039822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038938.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the dreamy atmospheres in Kubrick’s films. Music, dialogue, and voice-over emphasize the characters’ passivity, which is one of the features that help to create the dreamy ... More


Expatriate eye 2: Stanley Kubrick and Jerzy Skolimowski

John Orr

in Romantics and Modernists in British Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640140
eISBN:
9780748671090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640140.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Stanley Kubrick had settled in England to film big pictures that revolutionised the genre and indeed cinema itself. Located in London, the self-exiled Jerzy Skolimowski tended to live from hand to ... More


Containing Violence and Controlling Desire

John McMillan

in Treatment for Crime: Philosophical Essays on Neurointerventions in Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198758617
eISBN:
9780191818530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758617.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Deep brain stimulation and wireless deep brain stimulation have the potential to reduce or control violent dispositions. This raises the question of whether enhancing the morality of those who are ... More


“The Respect Which Is Due Them as Men”: The Rise of Retribution in a Polarizing Nation

Daniel LaChance

in Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226066691
eISBN:
9780226066721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066721.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For different reasons than those of their conservative counterparts, many on the left had also grown increasingly wary of social engineering over the course of the 1960s. By the 1970s, a civil ... More


Music and Torture: The Stigmata of Sound and Sense

Peter Szendy

in Speaking about Torture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242245
eISBN:
9780823242283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242245.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While there are now numerous accounts of the use of music as a means of torture, this chapter sets recent practices in the context of a larger history of sonorous violence. After having sketched the ... More


Viddy and Slooshy

Sean McQueen

in Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414371
eISBN:
9781474422369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter looks at how the assemblages that characterise a society of control intervene at the level of speech and thought. It takes up Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange (1962), a meditation on ... More


Identities

Peter Marks

in Imagining Surveillance: Eutopian and Dystopian Literature and Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400190
eISBN:
9781474412339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400190.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers how different forms of surveillance capture, fashion and potentially distort identity, sometimes without the subject knowing. It raises questions about how surveillance ... More


Mood and Ethics

Carl Plantinga

in Screen Stories: Emotion and the Ethics of Engagement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190867133
eISBN:
9780190867171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867133.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Our understanding of the moral psychology of screen stories is incomplete and underdeveloped unless we examine the ethical significance of moods, which are quite different than emotions. This chapter ... More


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