Analysis of Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film production of the Anthony Burgess novel, A Clockwork Orange, is a truly unforgettable film. It is narrated by one of the most vicious characters ever put on screen, Alex DeLarge. The promotional poster for the film advertised it as
Throughout Slaughterhouse-Five, Vonnegut chooses to use special literary techniques that better explain his own encounters in war as well as help his readers bare the horridness of war. Vonnegut adds black humor in his text to benefit readers as well as “an author-as-character” perspective to set barriers and help protect his own memories in the war. Without adding these two specific devices, Vonnegut could possibly have lost reader’s interests in the book or lost his own interest in writing the book.
Wall’s Parents Philosophy on Life The Glass Castle, a memoir by Jeannette Walls reveals one look into a dysfunctional family. This personal memoir is full of lessons of redemption and reliance for all. Jeannette and her siblings thrived with parents whose beliefs and stubborn ways of life, changed their children’s’ lives forever. Though their parent’s dreadful actions, the children tried to fend for them. Rex, a very brilliant man, when sober and Rose Mary, an inspirational artist, when not a panhandler risked their own lives daily. Even though Rex and Rose Mary’s lives were unstable at times, they would instill lessons into their children. Their philophies in life I believe relied on one another, which taught their children some
Paranoid (Black Sabbath song) Just 6 months after the release of their debut album, Black Sabbath's Paranoid was the first single released from that album. According to Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath's bassists) in a March 2004 article in Guitar World magazine, he said that their first album Black Sabbath and a good portion of the "Paranoid" album were written in the same time period and it only took 2 to 3 days to complete the whole album live in studio. Believe it or not "Paranoid" the song was just supposed to be a 3 minute filler song for the album. It was basically an afterthought and Tony did the rift. They lyrics were done my Geezer and Ozzy read and sung them at the same time.
David Zinczenko’s impartial essay, “Don’t Blame the Eater”, questions if children should be suing fast food companies for making consumers obese. He starts out by connecting to those who have found their way into unhealthy eating styles, but luckily for him, he found a way out of there. Furthermore Zinczenko compares the rate of diabetes in children in the 90s to the 2000s, it was significantly lower as compared to present day. He then goes back to the issue that the youth has, being un-employed and young and only having access to the cheap fast food, should they still be to blame? The next topic that was brought up was the lack of information that fast food franchises provide, Zinczenko points out the fact that on the countless television
Recently, on the day of the talent show, I was asked to dance with a disabled student to a previous hit titled “Gangnam Style” by Psy. As we were practicing the dance, he started to tease me repeatedly and I wanted to say something, but I stopped myself because I knew it would not be acceptable. Although I knew he was socially challenged, I took offense to his comments and felt that he was acting inappropriately. David Birnbaum, writer of the essay, “The Catbird Seat”, which was published in the New York Times “Lives” section, argues that as a disabled person he is allowed to take advantage of his rights and has special privileges when the Americans with Disabilities Act is not fulfilled. Birnbaum’s essay discusses how he felt after becoming a quadriplegic and how the special treatment he receives equals up to what he has faced from being handicapped. Also, Birnbaum concluded his essay by describing the division between America’s social hierarchies. The writer intended to catch the minds of a more prestigious audience, particularly a group of scholars who have excess time to read the newspaper. Through personal experiences and an unapologetic tone, Birnbaum conveys his overall argument that the special privileges of the disabled community equal up to the pain and suffering they encounter on a daily basis.
Dystopia and Utopia can be explored in many forms of media such as artwork, film, music, poetry and even dance. The easiest and most vivid way to depict these genres to the audience is in films. Films specifically incorporate visual symbolism through colors and settings and screenshot width and filters. Films may also incorporate a subliminal message to the reader through background music used in different scenes. Displaying utopian and dystopian societies through film leaves some imagination to the audience while allowing them to visually compare with the real world around them. For the purpose of exploring aspects of utopia and dystopia through films, I have chosen the films Metropolis by Fritz Lang (1927) and the episode Nosedive from
We All Looked Up By: Katlynn Long Imagine if you were told you had eight weeks left to live, but not just you, the entire existence. That’s the circumstance that the characters in We All Looked Up are put under. In this modern day book written by Tommy Wallach a huge twist is placed in four teens everyday life. In the beginning of the story the characters are worried about classic teen things like family problems, tests, and high school love. But when the world is told that asteroid Ardor will hit Earth in just two months, all of their previous issues seem to vanish. After all, who would care about a history test when you won’t even live to graduate?
Randall Jarrell was one of the few poets of his time to vividly and accurately depict the horrible and confusing reality of war. His experience in the military provided him with a deep understanding of both the mind of a solider and a civilian. With this understanding of the human consciousness, Jarrell deeply explores the actions, feelings, and interactions of people in times of war. Through his sympathetic, psychological portrayal of a diverse range of narrative personas in his dramatic monologues, Jarrell displays the dehumanizing forces of war.
Each developed idea or article created by humankind origin in some type of creative activity. Such as, Thomas Edison create a light bulb by attempt an astonishing array of possible filaments. Humankind landed on the moon, because a president visualize that it was possible. Beethoven draft the Fifth Symphony by amalgamate musical notes and ideas in a new and indigenous way. Living with creative is a basic feature of what it means to be human being. Except it is prevent in some way, the momentum to creativity excursion people to do new object or article, whether it is a student in a kindergarten finding a new way to irritate a teacher, an artist made a distinctive brand of
When a person goes out a gets a new record or cd, they do not really think about who designed it. Andy Warhol has designed many album covers. One of his most significant is for a band called The Velvet Underground. Interesting enough, Warhol was also the bands manager for about eighteen months. It all happened by chance that they met. At the time, Andy Warhol and film director Paul Morrissey had talked about the money involved in managing a band. One night, Morrissey went to a place called Café Bizarre, where the group was playing and knew that that was the band they needed. They fired Warhol after eighteen months because they felt he was not getting them anymore than initial fame by association. Their first album, The Velvet Underground &
Marriage as Tunnel Bruce Springsteen’s “Tunnel of Love” takes a dark look at love and commitment, comparing it metaphorically to a frightening carnival ride. The title sets up the extended metaphor: marriage is a scary adventure that takes courage and self-control to survive.
True music requires everything that Pink Floyd was capable of, and showed within multiple albums. The difference between Pink Floyd and other bands is that they started their own type of music, while most other bands will go with the most generic and overused melodies showed in countless rock songs, that was not just in one specific area in the world. This British Invasion gave so much credit to a lot of talented artist who just so happened to come from the Britain area. Because of this, this changed a lot of styles in younger generations and the overall culture of Britain. Not everyone agreed with the new trends but overall the norm of that time would eventually change and have history repeat itself. In this scenario, Pink floyd is continuously influencing band and had a great run as a band.
Throughout the movie, worms symbolize negative emotions and powers within Pink. The Worm, portrayed as an enormous bottom with legs, declares Pink guilty of the crime of showing feelings and hurting the people who love him. Therefore, he orders Pink to tear down the wall, or, being a part of Pink’s mind, does so himself by “defecating” upon him – an act symbolizing the negative feelings taking over Pink and thereby destroying the wall. The film sequence then changes back to the realistic scene it was during Stop, and is a fast-paced collage of all the things that contributed to Pink building the wall around him. This cinematic technique shows the chaotic and disturbing nature of the negative feelings flowing over Pink, as it all slowly diffuses to a still frame of the wall. Suddenly, the wall breaks in slow motion, clearly showing each brick that Pink so carefully collected throughout his life, break apart from the
Once again, this practical choice affects our overall view of the finished film: this is a modern classroom, with large windows that open out onto the world. The messages of the classroom that the film sends to us the classroom as a luminous space, the classroom as a space that both interacts with and protects from the wider world, are determined by practical, technical considerations that ultimately effect our entire reading of the meaning of the film.