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160 09 Dec 1 160 09 Dec 1 Presentation Transcript

  • A Clockwork Orange December 1, 2009
  • Today
    • ACO and Kubrick
    • Jeopardy Quotation Selection
  • Next Few Classes
    • December 1: ACWO and Kubrick
    • December 3: ACWO “Modern Youth” Conference
    • December 8: Final Exam Jeopardy
    • December 10: Final Exam Jeopardy
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  • ACO and Free Will: Last Class
    • Major questions of the novel:
      • Better to end violence but take away free will?
      • What works better: punishment or therapy?
      • Is the goal of therapy to help the person or help society?
      • Limits to punishment?
      • Rehabilitation and choice?
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  • Books on Film: Rotten Tomatoes
    • “ A Xerox copy of the book, and a copy is never as good as the original.”
    • “ Even though a few of the book’s scenes have been cut, fans probably couldn’t hope for a better adaptation.”
  • Books on Film: Rotten Tomatoes
    • “ In many ways, it’s just a giant book-on-tape”
    • “ Gorgeous looking and achingly romantic literary adaptation that showcases expert performances”
  • Books on Film: Rotten Tomatoes
    • “ Bana and McAdams do share a pleasant chemistry, but can never quite trump the dull and earnest nature of the material they are working with.”
    • “ I don’t think the book was a masterpiece, but this film is just plain disappointing.”
  • Books on Film
    • How do you feel when a book you love is put on screen?
    • Is it possible for a film version to be better than a book?
    • What happens when a movie eclipses its source material?
    • What can a film do that a book can’t?
  • Stanley Kubrick
    • 1928-1999
  • Stanley Kubrick
      • The Shining
      • 2001: A Space Odyssey
      • Lolita
      • Dr. Strangelove
      • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Film Controversy
    • Miniseries
    • Copycat crimes
    • Banned in England
    • The Scala
  • Changes
    • Soundtrack
    • F. Alexander’s novel title
    • Deltoid
    • Young women in CD shop
    • No prison scene that prompts Ludovico (101.25)
    • F. Alexander’s recognition of Alex . . . Delayed?
    • Changed ending: 21 chapters=age of maturity
  • Angle Practice
    • Create a topic sentence with an angle about the ending change in the movie.
  • Scenes
    • Ludovico Technique and question about music: what’s different? (1:15:39; 86-87)
    • Scene watch: Alex doesn’t comment on “cure” (1:19:21;93)
  • Jeopardy Selections
    • Group 1: “Those Winter Sundays”
    • Group 2: “Digging”
    • Group 3: “Photograph of My Father”
    • Group 4: “A Woman Mourned by Daughters”
    • Group 5: “Fathers and Sons”
    • Group 6: “My Mistress’ Eyes”
    • Group 7: “The Passionate Shepherd”
    • Look at your group’s text; write down three quotations.