Kubrick cleverly presents the novel as the film-within-the-film, namely Alex's Ludovico treatment, all gaudy technicolor thrills and self-aggrandisement, with Ludwig van as insistent soundtrack. But crucially Burgess continues the story to give Alex the agency that Kubrick refuses him; the difference between practitioner (Burgess the schoolmaster) and theoretician is no clearer in all of Kubrick's work than here.
This one is a statement about a dystopian society where human urges are to be suppressed, masquerading as it's critique. It is expressive enough to be persuasive, but apart from the main idea (and that one is revolving around a mere one character), there is really not much being explored. Falls short even to ones like Truffaut's "Fahrenheit".
A film of crucial necessity about a dialectics of power, an interaction among activity and passivity, a negation of an unadulterated ability to facilitate power within a complex superstructure of advanced capitalism through Foucauldian discipline as manifested through ideological control.
This is quite possibly the most hopelessly overrated movie of all time. A Clockwork Orange possesses Kubrick's worst traits as a director. It lacks the purely visual/musical pull of his other late films & it functions like a polemic, self-righteous, obnoxiously ham-handed satire. This is grade-school misanthropy; it's not even comparable to the compassionate pessimism of his other films (Barry Lyndon in particular).
Parece-me muito com uma fábula que representa o animal que vive dentro de nós, que tem uma moral distorcida. Trata-se de uma narrativa crítica e análoga à sociedade controladora em que vivemos. Podemos observar a história de McDowell, representando um rapaz que reage aos seus impulsos sem censura e sem reflexão. Vive a emoção da violência e da delinquência, que nasce da anarquia da sua mente, que o destroem no tempo.