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Anyone seen A Clockwork Orange?
« on: March 23, 2011, 10:26:36 am »
I think it's one of the best films ever made.  In my opinion Kubrick's real masterpiece.  And Malcolm McDowell's greatest performance.  *hums Singing In The Rain*

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Re: Anyone seen A Clockwork Orange?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011, 11:46:03 am »
A real masterpiece.
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Re: Anyone seen A Clockwork Orange?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 05:39:59 pm »
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Re: Anyone seen A Clockwork Orange?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 05:28:20 pm »
Oh yes, I'm well aware of that fact.  Personally, I prefer the films ending.  Alex is an incurable bastard.  Personally it doesn't make sense that while wandering around a shopping mall he finally "gets it."  He's a nasty character and rotten apple through and through, and most of us like him that way, for some unknown reason.  Granted Kubrick could have been lass nasty afterwards, but McDowel seemed to come around since in more recent interviews and statements he seems to be proud of the film.

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Re: Anyone seen A Clockwork Orange?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 06:30:48 am »
Great film.

I always wanted one of those coffee tables from the milk bar Alex and his friends go to in the beginning.

I love Kubrick's films, it's hard for me to rank any as better than others. I will say that Barry Lyndon is my favorite though.

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Re: Anyone seen A Clockwork Orange?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 06:48:26 am »
HA HA HA HA HA!  You want one of those milk dispensers to go with that table?  Oh what a riot.  Anyway, that's still my favourite performance by Malcolm McDowell, though I REALLY loved him as Mr. Rourke in Fantasy Island back in '98.  I'm so pissed it was cancelled and it isn't on DVD or even video, grrrrrr.  At least I can get Daria.  La la laa la laaaa.

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Re: Anyone seen A Clockwork Orange?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 02:30:00 am »
A Clockwork Orange was a fantastically done film.  However, some of the strong depictions were really hard to take (the various violent rape scenes, namely).  The film is so good at what it set out to do that I never want to see it again.  Now that's masterful filmmaking!

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Re: Anyone seen A Clockwork Orange?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 02:55:42 am »
Another reason why this film is a masterpiece: Electronica pioneer Wendy Carlos (on the movie credited as Waltor Carlos, having not yet undergone sex reassignment surger).
Her score for A Clockwork Orange is brilliant.
Also think of the creepy intro she made (together with Rachel Elkind) for Stanley Kubrick's other masterpiece The Shining.
Wendy Carlos knows how to give a movie the Music it needs for it to has it's effect

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Re: Anyone seen A Clockwork Orange?
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 11:11:22 pm »
I am deeply annoyed at myself for not seeing it yet...I may need to pick up a dvd.

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Re: Anyone seen A Clockwork Orange?
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011, 11:15:57 pm »
It should be readily available there, it was only banned until Kubrick's death.  The film came out at a bad social and political time for England.  Lot of violence about, the economy was up the spout, Kubrick was getting threats made against his family etc.  Anyway, should be out there now.

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Re: Anyone seen A Clockwork Orange?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2011, 10:39:21 pm »
Yes, it was a good movie; I ended up borrowing it from my college library.
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Re: Anyone seen A Clockwork Orange?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2011, 10:42:19 pm »
They're annoying things. I almost broke a tooth on one.


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Re: Anyone seen A Clockwork Orange?
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2011, 10:51:23 pm »

Stuart, you must stop taking things so literally

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Re: Anyone seen A Clockwork Orange?
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2011, 12:31:40 am »
Oh dear.

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Re: Anyone seen A Clockwork Orange?
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2011, 11:36:46 am »
A Clockwork Orange was a fantastically done film.  However, some of the strong depictions were really hard to take (the various violent rape scenes, namely).  The film is so good at what it set out to do that I never want to see it again.  Now that's masterful filmmaking!

I agree.  The film is masterfully made and the score was, as Wolfie writes, brilliant.  But I always considered Clockwork Orange to be a deeply disturbing story about deeply disturbed people and made for other deeply disturbed people to watch.  Would I watch it again?  No more than I would sit down to watch Caligula all the way through. 
Millions of years of evolution have combined to produce me. 
I'm rather hoping that I don't bugger it up in one lifetime.