Psychoanalysis and Film - Clockwork Orange
A great film leaves us changed, with new ideas planted in our head, with our neural networks subtly rewired by what we’ve just seen.
Join our psychoanalyst at the Soho exclusive venue where contemporary British and artful plethora of styles inject an air of aristocracy and quirkiness at the same time. Make your way to the exclusive luxurious screening room, sit back, relax, enjoy the wine and delve in to Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1972) a dystopian crime film adapted from Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel of the same name. An iconic montage of ultra-violent imagery paired with synthesized classical music, the film is a commentary on psychiatry and juvenile delinquency in a near-future British society. At the heart of the story is the question of free will and its removal: when something organic is conditioned to operate mechanically (hence the title of film).
Relying on Freudian psychoanalytic theory, we will investigate the meaning of A Clockwork Orange as a cinematic representation of tensions between the individual’s quest for instinctual freedom, and society’s demand for conformity, order and repression. An in-depth assessment of the aesthetic and cultural value of the film will also be provided.
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Soho - W1D
*No background in Psychoanalyses required