A Clockwork Orange: Ultra-Violent Self-Censorship

"I can’t stand violence. I… I loathe it! And one feels so responsible putting an act of violence down on paper. If one can put an act of violence down on paper, you’ve created the act! You might as well have done it! I detest that damn book now." ---Anthony Burgess It’s funny how the… Continue reading A Clockwork Orange: Ultra-Violent Self-Censorship

The Shining: Kubrick transforms King’s novel into a uncanny narrative of American colonialism.

"The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living." -Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte In Stanley Kubrick: A Biography, Vincent Lobrutto tells us that Kubrick’s intention with The Shining was not to simply let King ‘adapt his own novel’ but rather to make the… Continue reading The Shining: Kubrick transforms King’s novel into a uncanny narrative of American colonialism.