Sunday, September 02, 2018

favorite movie #34: a clockwork orange

Favorite movies that have had an impact on me - #34 - A Clockwork Orange (1971) - This is a terrible and wonderful film. Wonderfully creative and impactful, but terrible to witness at times. Director Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Anthony Burgess's novel is powerful and disturbing. Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his Droogs run rampant through a dystopian Britain, with Ludwig Van and "Singin' in the Rain' as their soundtrack. The costumes, dialogue (Nadsat, the slang of the Droogs, a form of Russian-influenced English), all contribute to the atmosphere of the film. And the unrelenting ultra-violence.
Alex (Malcolm McDowell): It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.


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