This article is a comparison/contrast essay between the (amazing!) movie Clockwork Orange directed by Stanley Kubrick and the also stellar movie No Country for Old Men by Joel Coen, written by Cormack McCarthy, as most of you know. The article makes an argument that both films have a common theme, namely that society has no control over the violence of youth. For those of you who have read or seen either one of these books/films, it's definitely worth a read, although if you aren't familiar with either it might be difficult to really get. The volume of interesting analysis this author draws out of the films certainly gives more insight into why Kubrick and the Coen brothers are so frequently lauded as masters of the art.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I'm not sure what the standard is here for linking to other blog-style articles, but I'm going to do it anyway. OverthinkingIt, in the blog's own words, "subjects popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve." It's a brilliant site and can speak for itself, so I won't try to plug it here too much. Anyway, here's a particularly relevant article: http://www.overthinkingit.com/2010/01/21/clockwork-orange-no-country-for-old-men/