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Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange

Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange


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Stuart Y. McDougal, Robert Kolker, Janet Staiger, Margaret DeRosia, Krin Gabbard, Shailja Sharma, Peter J. Rabinowitz
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  • Date Published: October 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521574884


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  • 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.

    • Essays by outstanding scholars
    • A glossary of nadsat with etymologies
    • Approaches to gender studies, music and film, reception theory, adaptation and cultural studies
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    • Date Published: October 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521574884
    • length: 184 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 140 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.27kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: 'What's it going to be then, eh?': Questioning Kubrick's Clockwork Stuart Y. McDougal
    1. A Clockwork … ticking Robert Kolker
    2. The cultural productions of A Clockwork Orange Janet Staiger
    3. An erotics of violence: masculinity and (homo)sexuality in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange Margaret DeRosia
    4. Stanley Kubrick and the art cinema Krin Gabbard and Shailja Sharma
    5. 'A bird of like rarest spun heavenmetal': music in A Clockwork Orange Peter J. Rabinowitz
    Reviews of A Clockwork Orange, 1972
    A Glossary of Nadsat

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    Stuart Y. McDougal, Macalester College, Minnesota


    Stuart Y. McDougal, Robert Kolker, Janet Staiger, Margaret DeRosia, Krin Gabbard, Shailja Sharma, Peter J. Rabinowitz

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