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A clockwork orange

Author: Peter Krämer
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Controversies (Palgrave Macmillan)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: (Film
Named Person: Stanley Kubrick
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Krämer
ISBN: 9780230302129 0230302122
OCLC Number: 713185409
Description: xxx, 165 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Synopsis --
Part 1. Production History: Introduction; Violence, human nature and politics; Art, violence and life; What is a "Clockwork Orange'?; Conclusion --
Part 2. Key Scene Analysis: Introduction; Structure and impact I; Key scenes; Structure and impact II; Conclusion --
Part 3. Production History: Introduction; The novel; Adaptation projects; Stanley Kubrick's adaptation; Conclusion --
Part 4. Marketing and Reception: Introduction; Commercial and critical success; The US controversy; The UK controversy; Conclusion --
Part 5. The Legacy of A Clockwork Orange: Introduction; Film criticism and film studies; The film's withdrawal and re-release in the UK; The film's audiences; Conclusion --
Appendices: Appendix A: Key details; Appendix B: Notes; Appendix C: References.
Series Title: Controversies (Palgrave Macmillan)
Responsibility: Peter Krämer.


Drawing on new research in the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts London, Kramer's study explores the production, marketing and reception as well as the themes and style of A  Read more...
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'This is a remarkable and highly unusual book. Kramer turns aside from the endlessly repeated queries about whether a film like A Clockwork Orange might 'cause people to go out and rape', and asks Read more...

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