A Clockwork Orange

"Initiative comes to thems that wait." Alex

"Initiative comes to thems that wait." Alex

☆ Masterpiece 

A Clockwork Orange (1971) is a comedic horror satire on society.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and  Adrienne Corri among many others.


A Clockwork Orange is Kubrick's faithful reproduction of Anthony Burgess novella, A Clockwork Orange. The interesting thing to me about this faithful adaptation is that Kubrick based his film on an incomplete novella whose redemptive final chapter was omitted until 1986 by Burgess American publisher. Priceless. Anthony enjoyed the film and especially Malcolm McDowell's performance, even though the films ending was not as hopeful and his. Stanley set out to show a society where both the left and the right political views are extreme and dangerous.

What I enjoyed most about this ultra violent film was the unique direction that Stanley employed with his wide angle lens and Malcolm's performance. McDowell's point of view is filmed with a wide lens and when we are just viewing Malcolm, Kubrick uses a normal lens to make him appear sane.

The scene below is utterly amazing as far as direction and acting. Watch how Kubrick switches from a regular lens at the start. Stanley shows Malcolm normal with a regular lens, then switches to a wide angle lens during the fight with the woman and back to a regular lens after the fight. The scene's violence comes off as comedic and absurd. Malcolm owns the entire scene and the film with his accurate, fearless portrayal of his homicidal, rapist character.



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Trivia - This was the first film to use Dolby noise reduction during filming.



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