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Stanley Kubrick's a Clockwork Orange as art against torture

Strange, Carolyn

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Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (ACO) has generated considerable debate over the effects of violence and its representation, but its depiction of torture has inspired little scholarly consideration of the film as art against torture. Produced in the early 1970s, it expressed the era's wariness of liberal states' potential to abuse power and to violate individual rights in the name of social good. The aversion therapy to which the main character is subjected was not the stuff of fantasy but was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/59590
Source: Crime, Media, Culture
DOI: 10.1177/1741659010382332

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