Kubrick Contra Nihilism: A Clockwork Orange

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February 24, 2015

 

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True cinematic geniuses (e.g., Bergman, Antonioni, Wertmuller, Hitchcock and Cronenberg, to name only a few) have something to teach us about the meaning of life, and in uncommon instances, their explorations can be genuinely philosophical. This is the case in several of Kubrick’s films, but most especially in his treatment of Anthony Burgess’ dystopic classic, A Clockwork Orange...
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This is the case in several of Kubrick’s films, but most especially in his treatment of Anthony Burgess’ dystopic classic, A Clockwork Orange. Burgess declared his own intentions in a new introduction to the 1988 edition of the novel, which he entitled “A Clockwork Orange Resucked”. While admitting that “I enjoyed raping and ripping by proxy” the author continued: “But the book does also have a moral lesson and it is the weary traditional one of the fundamental importance of moral choice...
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