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Top Ten Sci-fi/Fantasy Conlangs

Constructed languages, or conlangs as they’re called, are a staple in many science fiction and fantasy works. They add a depth to otherwise shallow worlds and a new level of complexity to already deep settings. 971 more words


A Clockwork Orange: Film Review

This is actually my introductory piece for AS Media class, written last September. Which means that it may be a bit dodgy, sorry ’bout that. I mainly discuss aspects of mise-en-scene and why I believe the film is successful, but I also thought it may be an enjoyable read for any film fan! 798 more words

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange: An ultra-violent classic.

This film is certainly one of a kind. I’m not sure if there is another even a small bit like it, which is what makes it so unique. 632 more words

Get Out (Dir. Jordan Peele)

Jordan Peele’s Get Out would not have been green-lit in any year but this one. Had someone described the premise of this film to me a few years ago, I would not have believed them- that not only does this film exist, but that it is a tremendous hit both critically and commercially. 729 more words


A Clockwork Orange: Timshel! Thou Mayest!

Note: This review will not attempt to avoid spoilers (It’s been 50 years!)

A Clockwork Orange is perhaps best known for being perhaps the most disturbing of Stanley Kubrick’s films. 986 more words

Changes through the Ages #desensitisation in #media and #books

I recently re-read ‘The Turn of the Screw’ and it wasn’t as harrowing a read as it was when I first read it. The wonderful thing about books of this style from the 1800s is that for the time it was exceptionally eerie and likely was frightening. 908 more words

A Clockwork Orange: Free will

In A Clockwork Orange, written by Anthony Burgess, the ability to freely choose is technologically conditioned by the authorities, therefore, it becomes a behavior instead of a choice, or through one’s free will. 507 more words