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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


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


Mainstream Independent

Joseph McBride

in Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Second Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738360
eISBN:
9781604738377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738360.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes Spielberg’s support for Democratic candidates, especially Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; his family life; the movies made by DreamWorks; his friendship with Stanley ... More


Spartacus

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Trumbo’s major breakthrough occurred when he was assigned to adapt Howard Fast’s historical novel about the great slave uprising against the Roman Empire. To maintain his vision of the movie, he ... More


Reimagining Music in Barry Lyndon

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/9780199767656.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Chapter 4 explores numerous steps and facets in Kubrick’s working process regarding music in Barry Lyndon, with special attention to the slow movement of Franz Schubert’s Piano Trio in E-flat, op. ... More


Adapting The Shining

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the process of adapting Stephen King's book The Shining. Looking at how and why parts of the book were adapted (rather than just focusing on what changed) allows for a coherent ... More


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

Kate McQuiston

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199767656
eISBN:
9780199369492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767656.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Though the films of Stanley Kubrick have long been recognized for their innovation, visual impact, and challenging subject matter, they also feature unique and provocative uses of music that define ... More


Kubrick and Horror

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Stanley Kubrick's relationship with the horror genre. The Shining (1980) is a clear example of Kubrick's status as ‘an artist of complex and popular work’—rather than being ... More


Release, Reception and Cultural Legacy

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the release, reception, and cultural legacy of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). When The Shining was released, it did not immediately receive the acclaim that many ... More


American Female Gothic

Elaine Showalter

in Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123835
eISBN:
9780191671616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The theorization of the Female Gothic as a genre that expressed women's dark protests, fantasies, and fear is one of the earliest critical manifestations of the change in consciousness that came out ... More


Introduction

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of The Shining (1980), Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling novel of the same name. The Shining is widely acclaimed as one of the ... More


Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of His Final Film

Robert P. Kolker and Nathan Abrams

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190678029
eISBN:
9780190678067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut is a complex, visually arresting film about domesticity, sexual disturbance, and dreams. It was on the director’s mind for some 50 years before he finally put it into ... 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


Introduction

Shawn Malley

in Excavating the Future: Archaeology and Geopolitics in Contemporary North American Science Fiction Film and Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941190
eISBN:
9781789629088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941190.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introductory chapter establishes relationships between archaeology as a trope within SF film and television and as a cultural site from which to investigate the medium’s critical engagement with ... More


Genre and Themes

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the themes of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). The Shining, in its themes of family trauma and domestic violence, racial and class tension, all connected through the film's ... More


Conclusion

Laura Mee

in The Shining

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter explains that while many studies and critiques have continued to limit its status within the horror genre, audiences and filmmakers have embraced Stanley Kubrick's The Shining ... More


Something Went Wrong (1970–1978)

Amanda Sewell

in Wendy Carlos: A Biography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190053468
eISBN:
9780190053499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053468.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter details the decade of the 1970s, during which Carlos remained in hiding but continued to release albums and written statements under her birth name. Most notably, she collaborated with ... More


The Shining

Laura Mee

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325444
eISBN:
9781800342316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325444.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Taking a fresh look at The Shining (1980), this book situates the film within the history of the horror genre and examines its rightful status as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. It ... More


From Kubrick’s Political Icon to Television Sex Symbol

Nuno Simões Rodrigues (ed.)

in STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407847
eISBN:
9781474430982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter starts from the iconic 1960 Stanley Kubrick film version of Spartacus and it compares it with the other version to demonstrate how in the Kubrick version the political and ideological ... 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


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