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Posted by The Mouse Avenger (Member # 4406) on :
 
Anyone seen this movie? It's a little icky in some scenes, but really good! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Kash (Member # 297) on :
 
Kubrick's sick satire is somewhat of a mini-masterpiece, this is a movie that intrigues and repells in equal measure, an undoubtedly powerful story helped by a powerhouse performace by Malcolm MacDowel.
 
Posted by mamamiasweetpeaches (Member # 1715) on :
 
I love it. It was made over 30 years ago and is still pretty shockingly strange today.
 
Posted by The Mouse Avenger (Member # 4406) on :
 
Then again, that's Kubrick for you... [Wink]
 
Posted by SiskoBell (Member # 4330) on :
 
An awesome movie. It's probably my favorite Kubrick film. '2001' and 'The Shining' are close seconds, but I can watch 'Clockwork' over and over.
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
I saw it once in an art-house theatre in the early 80's, even though the movie itself first came out in 1971. I might want to see it again.

But my favorite Kubrick movie is still "Dr. Strangelove" (1964).
 
Posted by The Mouse Avenger (Member # 4406) on :
 
Can you believe how real Kubrick wanted that movie to be?
 
Posted by SiskoBell (Member # 4330) on :
 
quote:
But my favorite Kubrick movie is still "Dr. Strangelove" (1964).
DOH! I completely forgot about 'Strangelove' StevenHW. Thanks for reminding me, now I have to rethink my list.

I'm glad Kubrick was able to make it as real as he did Avenger, it just wouldn't be the same movie otherwise. I understand that it was banned in Britain initially.
 
Posted by The Mouse Avenger (Member # 4406) on :
 
Dr. Strangelove or Clockwork Orange?
 
Posted by Mr. Tia (Member # 4374) on :
 
i would assume clockwork orange. strangelove really has nothing offensive in it, except george c. scott's hilarious monologue about how tough russians are. "general turgidson, i WISH you would stick to the point!"

oh, and i guess all those risque names everybody has.

i've got a pretty strong stomach for movie violence, but clockwork orange has always been a tough one for me to take.
 
Posted by The Mouse Avenger (Member # 4406) on :
 
I found out that ACO wasn't entirely...unwatchable.
 
Posted by SiskoBell (Member # 4330) on :
 
Oops, sorry for not being clear Avenger. I was referring to Clockwork.
 
Posted by The Mouse Avenger (Member # 4406) on :
 
Oh.
 
Posted by The Mouse Avenger (Member # 4406) on :
 
Who else likes this movie? Or hates it...
 
Posted by MotleyRulz (Member # 3598) on :
 
I just got it for $5.50 at Wal-Mart. It's my fave Kubrick film...
 
Posted by The Mouse Avenger (Member # 4406) on :
 
Wow-wee! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by mamamiasweetpeaches (Member # 1715) on :
 
I like it. I have two female friends who couldn't sit through it and will never watch it again. I guess I'm a little more de-sensitized to violence than they are. Okay a lot.
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
The movie was fairly violent for its time, when it came out in 1971. By today's standards, it doesn't seem like much.
 
Posted by The Mouse Avenger (Member # 4406) on :
 
Ditto.
 
Posted by Shayenne (Member # 4463) on :
 
I loved this movie, as it was so way ahead for it's time... and to try to take someone like Alex and change him with the experimental treatment was great...

Sure, it was abit graphic, but I think also of it's dark humor, and the sensual, sadistic kind of music that were in the scenes...this movie was way ahead of it's time, that's for sure..

To have Malcolm McDowell play such a character, where he was so awful at first, yet we still pitied him when he was going back into the world after the treatments as a new man.. just weird how this character should be dispicable, yet hard to hate....
 
Posted by The Mouse Avenger (Member # 4406) on :
 
I know, even I feel sorry for him at the end...
 
Posted by The Mouse Avenger (Member # 4406) on :
 
Not that there's anything wrong with that. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by annier (Member # 3305) on :
 
I liked this film and wasn't expecting too the when i watched it.

One thing, was it supposed to be set in the future ?

Annier
 
Posted by annier (Member # 3305) on :
 
Let me try that again....

I liked this film and wasn't expecting too when i watched it.

I type too fast.
 
Posted by mamamiasweetpeaches (Member # 1715) on :
 
Yes, it's supposed to be the future. I read the book too, by the way.
 
Posted by The Mouse Avenger (Member # 4406) on :
 
According to one review, it was supposed to take place in 1995...(Hint: Durango-95.)
 
Posted by Nice Guy Sammy_Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
I'm finally going to watch this movie in just a little bit and if I'm not too tired afterwards I'm going to watch Dr. Strangelove.
 
Posted by Nice Guy Sammy_Hain (Member # 3150) on :
 
How can we talk about Kubrick and not mention Full Metal Jacket?

Another awesomely good movie by Kubrick that I never tire of watching; especially the first part while they're still in basic training.
 
Posted by The Mouse Avenger (Member # 4406) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Nice Guy Sammy_Hain:
How can we talk about Kubrick and not mention Full Metal Jacket?

Another awesomely good movie by Kubrick that I never tire of watching; especially the first part while they're still in basic training.

I heard that was sampled in a 2 Live Crew song.
 
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
 
I remember watching this movie when I was in college. It was very disturbing, but so different it enticed me to continue watching. It felt like when you see a car crash and even though you don't want to see anyone hurt, you have to gawk as you roll by it as if in slow motion. Surreal might be another way to explain this movie.
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
[last lines]
"I was cured, all right."

[Cool]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
I haven't seen A Clockwork Orange, but I would like to.

I also want to buy the novel, in addition.

A Nadsat glossary would be most advantageous.
 
Posted by Lerald (Member # 37393) on :
 
It was banned in the UK when it was first released much to Kubrick's dismay.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
It was banned in the UK when it was first released much to Kubrick's dismay.
It wasn't. It was released and then spawned movie-inspired violence so Kubrick had it pulled from the theatres. It was his choice.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
My old man saw it at the cinema when it first came out and used to rave about it. It wasn't til about the late 90's or early 2000's that it got released on video here in OZ.

Has anyone seen the Australian movie Romper Stomper? IMO Romper Stomper has ripped off a fair bit of stuff from this movie.

Oh welp, back to listening to Rossini's William Tell Overture. Ahhh.
 


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