Download A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are rape, ultra-violence and Beethoven.
A Clockwork Orange
Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the mercy of the state and its brainwashing experiment designed to take violence off the streets.
Title A Clockwork Orange
Release Date 1971-12-18
Genres Science Fiction Drama
Production Companies Hawk Films, Warner Bros.
Production Countries United Kingdom, United States of America


As time goes by, I'll always appreciate my Grade 10 English class (1984-85), taught by Mr. Terry. Looking back, it's probably the year that I was introduced to the most great literary works of all my life (especially 'Anthem' by Ayn Rand and 'Nausea' by Jean-Paul Sartre). Included that year in the course's curriculum was Anthony Burgess' dystopian masterwork, 'A Clockwork Orange' (as well as George Orwell's 'Animal Farm'--like Frank Sinatra would have said, 'It was a very good year'). I was mesmerized with it from the instant I noticed the unique approach to language, the 'ultraviolence' and of course, the eternal question of free will, its relationship to good-and-evil, and the can of worms of the myriad of ethical dilemmas that comes to the fore of individual freedom and rights versus that of society at large. The genius of Burgess was being able to put so well and forcibly, yet in such an entertaining way, so many issues that, had most anyone else set forth on the endeavor, would have come up with the type of off-putting, heavy-handed sermon that would never have reached such a literary pinnacle, and been required reading even now, generations later. It hasn't aged or dated a day. Most cinematic observers felt the book unfilmable. Director Kubrick's adaptations work so well, particularly this, '2001: A Space Odyssey' and 'The Shining' (even though Stephen King would fervently disagree about the latter) because he, as he did with 'Dr. Strangelove', can so easily both find unforgettable visual metaphors for his ideas and so handily combine humour (an under-recognized trait of his, much more readily associated with say, Sir Alfred Hitchcock) with these heavy and daunting philosophical and intellectual volleys. In the wrong hands (particularly a Stanley Kramer, or his ilk), this could have failed miserably, like typical cinematic treatments of Ayn Rand novels. But this worked triumphantly, and heartily exemplifies one of the greatest directors ever at the apex of his craftsmanship. No self-respecting cinephile can avoid this movie, and I heartily recommend you to read the novel as well, though Kubrick nails it so effectively, reading the novel isn't necessary in the slightest for the film to be enjoyed. One of the many 'gamechanger' films of Kubrick's storied and remarkable career.

Leave a Review?

You must be registered and logged in to submit your review.

Recently Searched

Histoires De Festival Geet Un Lever De Rideau Mademoiselle 100 Millions I Predatori Della Pietra Magica Invisible Invaders Pink Floyd The Endless River Comment Les Maths Ont Vaincu Hitler Ezham Suryan Neil Young Freedom Knockers Prestuplenie I Nakazanie Satah Se Uthata Aadmi The Longest Yard Sale The Whispering Chorus Looking Back At The Future Mega Shark Vs Mecha Shark Hildur And The Magician Gegen Jedes Risiko La Quinta Del Porro Pilapil Magma Le Festin De La Mante The Black Knight Returns Holiday On The Buses Du Sang Sur La Neige Requiem Sofia The First The Floating Palace O Bar Do Pantera Guerreras Verdes His Neighbor Phil Crazy People Il Padre Delle Spose The Fabulous Texan The Appendices Part 6 The Passing Of An Age Kakutobin Vol 3 Soshite Sekai No Owari Somewhere Tonight John Lee Hooker Rare Performances 1960 1984 Frankie And Johnny Doorman You Must Be Joking Too Return To Sandakan 500 Great Goals La Soupe Aux Choux Mamla Garbar Hai This Old Cub The Deadwood Coach Charlie The Unicorn Kiss Live At Rock Am Ring A Wringing Good Joke Phish Live In Utica Set 1 Secrets Of The Titanic Queen Of The Lot Disney Sing Along Songs Fun With Music Hwaseongeuro Gan Sanai Into The Arctic Ii Silhouette City Falling For Sahara Birdnesters Of Thailand The Poughkeepsie Tapes El Gran Pillo Off The Minnesota Strip Double Decker Sandwich 5 Extras The Extra Special Series Finale Un Prestigiatore Una Miniaturista Jack And Jill Vs The World Garfield A Tail Of Two Kitties Dignity Bendito Entre Las Mujeres Clark Terry All Stars Band New Morning Jazz Blues Festival Geneve Private Tutor Advanced Course Rough Cut And Ready Dubbed Flying Elephants Khoon Ki Keemat Dumpster Baby S S Doomtrooper Disposta A Tutto Pick A Peck Of Plumbers Jacques Vermeire Zaalshow 1 Aab How To Slay A V And Ire O Santo E A Vedete Chiasmus Dad And Dave Come To Town Saturday S Children Talk Talk Live At Montreux 1986 Qiao Tai Shou Ran Dian Yuan Yang Pu Filthy Mcnastiest Apocalypse Fuck Philby Just Another Pretty Face Le Bois Des Amants Hasamba Ve Shodedey Ha Susim Aventuras En Foxilandia Kunpan Der Perfekte Krieger Seven Souls In The Skull Castle Monika Gruber Ist Kellnerin Monique Schmeckt S Ned Schacko Klak Inkd Sluts 7 13th Child I C E Cool