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Clockwork Orange?

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  1. F360@20

    F360@20 Karting

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    I just watched it for the first time very intresting moive. Out there but still has that weird pull to keep watching.

    Just curious to what the hype was when It came out? I heard it was a great moive?
     
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  3. matkat

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    Times move on,it was a great movie when it came out(not bad today either)
     
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    I read the book way back when but I don't think I've ever seen the movie. The book was written by Anthony Burgess and it came out in the late 50's early 60's. Pretty racy and violent for its time.
     
  5. whart

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    The movie caused a sensation when it was released; partly because of the fame of its director, and also because of the considerable violence. (Although a number of films from that era were quite violent, even by today's standards, see Sam Pekinpah's work). Remember too, that society was going through a "youth revolution" (along with race riots, assasinations, Vietnam-at least for those of us in the US as well as Vietnam) while novel science (space travel, heart transplants, etc) was quickly becoming part of the daily present. So, this bleak depiction of a future run over by gangs, and the dismal failure of society and "technology" to address its ills, was then timely. It was also an era of "message" films. Haven't seen it in years, but last time i did, it looked very dated.
     
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    My Freshman year English prof loved the book, had us read it, then poof, out came the movie. Off we went on a class trip to the theater to see Stanley Kubric's "A Clockwork Orange"

    I thnik some of the appeal was the violence, plus, it was way off center from the rest of the world outlook along with their made up words and the imagery of a world that had lost control.

    The language and violence was kind of a new thing, too. Have to put it into early 70's context. Now, torture, rape, moestation and the like, along with the language, are common place, then, not so much. Remember that the Exorcist cam out about the same time and it was new, too.

    Oh, man do I not miss the 70's at all.
     
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    I think an angle of it was the drug culture too, like when they were drinking the "psychedelic" milk. Movies that attract the "hippie" community make an easy path to being a cult classic. A more recent good example is "Dazed and Confused". One of my favorite movies ever. This no budget movie launched star careers for several in the movie. It's not about hard drugs, just about smoking pot all day while having fun adventures. I can watch that movie as many times as some Ferrari videos. :)
     
  9. bluekawala

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    Some other... strange drug cult movies are Requim to a Dream (or 'for a Dream' I can't remember exactly) and Trainspotting. I haven't seen either on in years but I remember they were both a little 'out there.'

    They have their entertainment value, but I'd just assume watch The Big Labowski. :)
     
  10. Enzo

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    Dazed and Confused is one of my favorite movies also along with Clerks.
     
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    You are just now seeing Clockwork Orange? That movie is very wild. Viddy well little brother, viddy well.
     
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  13. bobafett

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    The original book censored out the 21st chapter, which, IMO, is hugely important. I have never seen the movie as I am weary of movie adaptations (and Stanley Kubrick must've done a LOT of drugs!), but I doubt it too had said 21st chapter's material. Read it, it's important.

    --Dan
     
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    "I don't roll on Shabbas". Not sure if the spelling is correct, but that is the best movie. Man John Goodman is hillarious in that moviel.
     
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    Hello my little droogie....
     
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    LOL, the best!

    Goon: "What the hell is this?" *drops bowling ball*

    The Dude: "Obviously, you're not a golfer."

    :) Such a cool guy!
     
  17. Uberpower

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    This movie tries WAY too hard to be interesting and edgy. Like those people that buy those neo-nerd black framed Coke-bottle-thick glasses and drink $4 lattes and write poetry on thier itty-bitty laptops at Starbucks.

    Dorky- and not in a "cool" way.
     
  18. bobafett

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    I think you just described Stanley Kubrick's life...

    --Dan
     
  19. Ontogenetik

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    >I think an angle of it was the drug culture too

    organized society failed. religion failed. medicine/technology failed.
    something else worked ...



    whart

    >outdated

    as outdated as the self
     

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