Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Taking Chances

I guess that by choosing to teach A Clockwork Orange, I'm taking chances. It was more than likely that something like what happened would occur. In fact, I'm a bit surprised there was just that one case. But it's such an amazing virtuoso piece of film making, and so full of important topics for discussion, that I thought it was worth it. So far, it has richly repaid those hopes.
The segue, when it comes, to Foucault, in the second paper, will be bizarre and more than a little jarring. But I hope they make the transition well. Being able to link those abstractions to such concrete images should help. And Foucault uses the same technique in both the chapters of beginning with shocking, strong images to anchor his theories.

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