Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Must Watch, Must Read - Samio
Favourite Book : Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
I've always gone for crime thrillers when picking my genre of the book but last year my friend lent me the book, Will Grayson Will Grayson and I loved it. It's completely different to anything I usually read and it is written by two authors. The book is written like a journal and each chapter switches between two teenage characters, each named Will Grayson. Author John Green writes as one Will Grayson, whilst author David Levithan writes as the other. Eventually the two characters meet, and this has a huge affect on both their lives. There are lots of ups and downs along the way between the two characters and their surrounding friendships. In the end, the reader feels happy yet sad that's it's over as there's a familiarity with the characters.
Favourite Film : A Clockwork Orange
The film, A Clockwork Orange, is an adaptation of the 1962 novel of the same name, written by Anthony Burgess. A Clockwork Orange explores many themes both social and political that can still be related to today. The film chronicles the story of the main character Alex and his gang (or as he likes to call them 'droogs') as they take to the streets and even evade people's homes, causing horrific and disturbing crimes. Eventually after having been arrested, Alex is taken to a rehabilitation facility where they try to reverse his psychotic violent nature using new and extreme psychological conditioning. Two weeks later, the therapy comes to an end. Alex is considered 'cured' and is he released. But will Alex ever fit in with society or is he destined to act on his disturbing and violent urges? The film can be shocking at times, but the screenplay is well written and Malcolm McDowell's take on his character Alex, makes it worryingly believable. The film is in a genre of its own and gives you a lot to think about in regards to how people act and society's reaction to it.