A jornada de Alex é feita de abusos. Abuso dos outros por ele, assim como do governo que lhe força uma educação deturpada. Por pior que seja o comportamento do jovem, tomar seu livre arbítrio é ainda mais terrível. Kubrick constrói essa reflexão sem perder de vista os diversos contextos sociais que levaram Alex a tomar gosto pela ultraviolência | Vinícius Brandão
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.
I DON'T CARE WHAT. THIS IS A PIECE OF FILMMAKING IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD AND MY REASON TO LOVE THE MOVIES SO PRETTY MUCH MY FAVORITE
"He will be your true christian." An exploration of only one (Kubrick himself believed there were 5) of the principal causes fo violence: the biological view. All other causes, original sin, economic disparity, emotional frustration and evolution, become slave to Alex's natural propensity. So, to call it a complex exploration of violence is inaccurate. The book doesn't make this same claim as outright or allow the biological cause of violence to coat the narrative quite as opaquely. Lacks the cohesion, precision and direction his other films do. This is, of course, on purpose and does do the piece justice in many ways. But I find it ties the film too closely to the period in which it was made. Whereas, in his other works, the setting and place are finite (absolute) and play an integral part in the actions of the character, here, in a maze of funhouse of mirrors, Alex's setting is glazed over -he is as he is. Motive is unimportant in many other of Kubrick's films, but here it becomes a one-note symphony. I do absolutely LOVE the third act -and the rest of the movie for that matter- but it is not the perfect orchestration many of his other films are.
A landmark classic exploring the deep and inherent darkness that lies in each one of us. A visual and formal masterwork, this is one of Kubrick's shining moments in film. Another one of those "rite of passage" films that must only be watched when the viewer is good and ready. Malcolm McDowell turns in a demanding performance that he pulls off flawlessly and the set design and cinematography are one to brag about too.