The Clock Work Orange

Greenie

Bag Ho
Nov 27, 2005
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Kubriks films are definitely more psychological than physical, so to speak. I actually liked Eyes Wide Shut. I think it is very interesting about what goes on behind closed doors sort of thing and secret societies. I also find it interesting now because of the whole Tom and Nicole being married at the time. I also forgot all about Barry Lyndon. I think that was SK's first movie if I am not mistaken.
Barry Lyndon was after CO and 2001. I like your synopsis of "more psychological than physical." I agree with that. They evoke different kinds of thoughts. Like LoriB said, "not to be enjoyed." Not in the traditional mind-less "chick flick" or slasher-flick way, but for the thoughts and discussion afterwards.
 

The Snorks

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Aug 10, 2006
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From a filmmaking perspective, it is stylistically brilliant. I hated the rape scene, but I actually like the take of the future as a dystopia. Film, like art, is a reflection of society, and the time that this film was made, society was in turmoil. If i'm not mistaken, Kubrik made this in 1972? The idealism of the sixties was fading away, and the hedonism of the seventies was just kicking in. Here we have an antihero who is a product of a nihilistic society, who is eventually "fixed," but to what effect?

You're right, A Clockwork Orange could not be made today because society has changed. We have lived through the idealistic 60s, the hedonist 70s, the cynical 90s, so what film embodies the new millenium? The closest to A Clockwork Orange in our time, to me at least, is Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream, in which the antiheros are trying to find an escape from the emptiness of our culture.
 

The Snorks

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I have not seen any of Kubrick's movies except for 2001: A Space Odyssey. Did anyone like that? Maybe I'm a troglodyte, but I didn't get it. I was told that the monolith represents the passage of time, but I wasn't moved. I'm not really into symbolism, I guess.

CWO sounds interesting. People appear to either love it or hate it... Would you guys recommend it?

How about Eyes Wide Shut? My friend saw it and told me it was like a porno, but I've always been curious as to what else it's about.
I was digging 2001 until the end of the film, when it disintergrated into a late-60's psychedelic freakout. WTF? :wtf:


I hated Eyes Wide shut. Absolutely hated it. Perhaps it was the Rosemary's Baby feel to it, or perhaps it was Tom Cruise, but Kubrik had "lost the plot," so to speak, with that film.

On the other hand, I love The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket, but am indifferent to Lolita, perhaps because Nabokov's brilliant tone in that novel is difficult to translate into film.
 

Greenie

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Nov 27, 2005
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Loved Requeim for a Dream. I have to get out to see The Fountain while its still in the theaters. I'm also thinking Quentin Tarantino. I love all his movies. So gritty! Also, a director whom I really love is Scorsese. His work spans and reflects the better part of the century...taxi driver, raging bull, goodfellas, after hours, last temptation, age of innocence.
 

Charlie

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Apr 28, 2007
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I HAD to see this movie so many times for a paper I was working on back on Uni. I liked it because I was into the whole "Ludovico Technique"