Clockwork Orange


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not better than 2001 a space odyssey!!!!!!!!

>>By joby   (Saturday, 9 Oct 2004 07:54)

First off, there is no point in comparing a movie to a book. Would you compare a book about a painting to the painting itself? They are two different mediums, two seperate arts. The movie may follow the book to a degree, they may line up at certain points, but the fact remains that they are two seperate works of art in two seperate mediums and one cannot judge one to be "better", one can only express a preference.

Second, 2001: A Space Odyssey was too long, and too vague for no purpose other than to look "arty".

Third, A Clockwork Orange is a great film because of it's message that it does deliver clearly, to those who look to understand that the removal of free will, even for "good" reasons, is never a good thing.

>>By pgrmDave   (Saturday, 9 Oct 2004 15:21)

I just absolutely hate this movie. I have watched it a few times to see why people like it so much, but I can't find a reason. I love the book, but the movie has nothing to offer me except spite. I think the literature is unique, but the movie is just bland to me.

>>By CÆT   (Thursday, 14 Oct 2004 01:26)

The film is good because of the performances in it (obviously most notably MCDowall in one of the three good films he made). It's also a wonderful example of Kubrick's talent for using music in films, the soundtrack is one worth owning. It's an extremely influential film, the first thing I thought of when I saw Michael Madsen dancing around to "Stuck in the Middle With You" was McDowall and the "Singin in the Rain" scene. The opening titles of Dogs, the slow motion walking of the gang is borrowed from the wonderful scene in Clockwork Orange where Alex asserts his authority over Georgie the general, however Kubrick gave his scene better music ;-). It's not a particularly faithful adaptation of the book but is an extraordinary piece of art in its own right.

>>By Lupetta   (Monday, 14 Nov 2005 00:26)

Alex: " I was cured, all right!" :P

>>By Jim_Hawkins   (Monday, 14 Nov 2005 14:16)

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