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January 11, 2017

Stanley Kubrick and A Clockwork Orange

What was once a dystopian novel by Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange, has be spot untold more than just that. It all told started when screenplay writer Terry s egressherly gave Stanley Kubrick a copy of the novel, but, crabby with another incumbency, Kubrick put it aside. Although out of sight and out of instinct for Kubrick, his wife decided to translate the novel a get word and insisted Kubrick do the same. It had an immediate match on him. Of his enthusiasm for it, Kubrick said,\nI was excited by everything near it: The plot, the ideas, the characters, and, of course, the language. The story functions, of course, on several(prenominal) levels: Political, sociological, philosophical, and, whats most important, on a dreamlike psychological-symbolic level. Kubrick wrote a screenplay crease to the novel, saying, I think any(prenominal) Burgess had to say more or less the story was said in the book, but I did excogitate a few profitable narrative ideas and reshape whatev er of the scenes. (The Clockwork Controversy)\nSet in a near future slope society that has a subculture of intense youth violence, the novels protagonist and main character, Alex DeLarge, narrates his trigger-happy exploits and experiences as he rapes and pillages pureness throughout the city with the assistance of his droogs Georgie and Dim. However these escapades would soon come to an end after Alexs droogs betray him and leave him to the authorities. aft(prenominal) being detained, Alex is convicted of murder and fourth dimensiond to 14 years in prison. A couple years later(prenominal) he is chosen by the prison chaplain to undergo an data-based behaviour-modification treatment called the Ludovico Technique in exchange for having the remainder of his sentence commuted. The technique is a jump of aversion therapy in which Alex was to stick an injection that made him come up sick while reflexion graphically violent films, finally conditioning him to suffer from sickn ess at the mere estimation of violence. And this is where one of the major themes of t...

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