The head of a gang of toughs in an insensitive futuristic society is conditioned to become physically ill at sex and violence during a prison sentence. When he is released, he’s brutally beaten by all of his old adversaries. Based on the novel by Anthony Burgess. –Cannes Film Festival
Stanley Kubrick was born in New York, and was considered intelligent despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance, Kubrick’s father Jack (a physician) sent him in 1940 to Pasadena, California, to stay with his uncle Martin Perveler. Returning to the Bronx in 1941 for his last year of grammar school, there seemed to be little change in his attitude or his results. Hoping to find something to interest his son, Jack introduced Stanley to chess, with the desired result. Kubrick took to the game passionately, and quickly became a skilled player. Chess would become an important device for Kubrick in later years, often as a tool for dealing with recalcitrant actors, but also as an artistic motif in his films.
Jack Kubrick’s decision to give his son a camera for his thirteenth birthday would be an even wiser move: Kubrick became an avid photographer, and would often make trips around New York taking photographs which he would… read more
It is not possible to enforce morality: either in an individual, or in a society in general. Not possible to change the human nature either, or to obtain a societal order by depriving people of the freedom of choice.
420 characters isn't enough for me to be able to express my feelings about A Clockwork Orange. With every viewing, I learn more from this film and marvel even more at its beauty, at Kubrick's ingenuity and of course at McDowell's perfect face. And the transition of this story from book to film is seamless. That is amazing. This will forever be my favourite film.
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I would say that the movie is really a gem of an art piece. The use of excellent imagery coupled with pretty out-of-the-place background score tells us about the uniqueness of this movie. Stanley Kubrick… read review
This is Stanley Kubrick’s greatest work. An amazing tale about a corrupt society and it’s youth. Alex De Large is probably one of the most memorable protagonists ever put on screen. The question of… read review