The use of the female body for more then cheap, sexual entertainment and instead as a symbolic or thematic image has been used many times throughout the history of film. Stanley Kubrick is known as one of the most influential filmmakers in history. This is due primarily from his use of hidden meanings and messages through his very specific and usually eerie cinematography and style of direction. His films are a popular and entertaining choice for film students to dissect and analyze, such as A Space Odyssey , or The Shining. Undoubtedly one of his most famous works, A Clockwork Orange, also falls into this category. This particular feature has been deemed one of the most controversial films of all time due to its violence and philosophical themes. This includes rape, murder, stealing, fighting, drinking, etc, and lacking any sort of respect for authority. The movie follows him as he is arrested, conditioned against his passion for ultra-violence, and attempted transformation into a regular, moral person, only to have it all unravel in the last few minutes.
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A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick , based on Anthony Burgess 's novel of the same name. It employs disturbing, violent images to comment on psychiatry , juvenile delinquency , youth gangs, and other social, political, and economic subjects in a dystopian near-future Britain. Alex Malcolm McDowell , the central character, is a charismatic, antisocial delinquent whose interests include classical music especially Beethoven , committing rape, theft and what is termed "ultra-violence".
This week, another famous dystopian novel hit the stage: the off-Broadway production of A Clockwork Orange officially opened at New World Stages on September 25th. After a sequence of nights where Alex and his friends commit random acts of violence, including assaulting a homeless person and raping multiple women, Alex is peer pressured by his friends into burglarizing a house. A Clockwork Orange is generally considered a satire that questions how much control governments should have over their citizens, what makes a citizen a productive member of society, and whether criminals can truly be redeemed after their crimes.
Our regular column covering the deaths of significant - but lesser reported - people of the past month. Actress Adrienne Corri 's repertoire ranged from Shakespeare to horror films but she is mainly remembered as the victim in the notorious rape scene in Stanley Kubrick's film, A Clockwork Orange. Two other actresses had withdrawn from the role - claiming it was humiliating - but Corri was happy to sit naked on the set while Kubrick tried to decide which shot worked best. The finished scene was one of the reasons why, after its initial showing, Kubrick asked for the film to be withdrawn from circulation. Corri made her first film appearance in and her subsequent career prompted a critic to describe her as having "no nice-little-girl-next-door nonsense". She appeared in a number of sci-fi and horror films - three of the latter for Hammer in the s. Producer Michael White saw censorship as something that had to be fought and overcome, and he spent the best part of his career doing just that. He began producing plays in the early s, at a time when the Lord Chamberlain still had the right - under a law passed in - to vet all London theatre scripts. A year after the law's abolition in White produced the nude revue, Oh! He went on to stage The Rocky Horror Show and A Chorus Line and became famous for lavish opening parties to which rock stars, actors and the famous-for-being-famous queued up to attend.