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160 09 Dec 1

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