Cinematic Success of "A Clockwork Orange" Analytical Essay

Cinematic Success of "A Clockwork Orange"
A comparison of Anthony Burgess's novel, "A Clockwork Orange" with Stanley Kubrick's motion picture representation.
# 2466 | 2,165 words | 2 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Nov 13, 2001 in English (Analysis) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Literature (General)

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A look at the novel by Anthony Burgess and the film representation by Stanley Kubrick. The author discusses Burgess?s moral message, unique use of language, and plot structure in comparison to Kubrick?s use of cinematography, visual symbolism, and plot alteration. The author argues that Kubrick?s film is successful in representing Burgess?s narrative.

From the Paper:

"Kubrick's adaptation of Burgess? novel would obviously be viewed as incomplete to someone who read the novel prior to watching the movie. However, Kubrick's film comes complete with all the elements needed to create a full literary tale, making it successfully stand on its own as an individual work of art. The fact that Kubrick paid attention to much of the detail, such as symmetry, shapes, and other symbolism, further validates the film in being considered by serious critics as a thought-provoking piece of work, and a reliable account of Burgess? intentions concerning free will."

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