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What did you think of it?
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Meh 24%  24%  [ 13 ]
Never seen it 11%  11%  [ 6 ]
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09 Sep 2008, 5:12 pm

Anyone ever seen this? It's one of the most f***ed up movies i've ever seen and also one of the most brilliant. Dark, twisted, and humorous at times, it still holds up still to this day. Some of my friends didn't like it too much though, said that it was too confusing.



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09 Sep 2008, 5:17 pm

A classic movie that asks more questions than it answers. I love it. The book's great as well.



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09 Sep 2008, 5:30 pm

Never seen it, but I have every intention of seeing it.


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09 Sep 2008, 5:31 pm

One of the few movies that made a huge impression on me, of course I was to young to see it when it came out, so it wasn't until the 1980's when I first saw it on dvd, it would have been incredible to see on a 70mm screen as it was meant to be seen.



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09 Sep 2008, 5:35 pm

I LOVE this movie. :D

My friends used to have a huuuge picture of Alex right at the foot of their steps and I got to stare at him and his crotch every time I walked down the steps. It was great.


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09 Sep 2008, 5:38 pm

I had the movie poster for almost 20 years, not the one with the crotch shot :lol:



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09 Sep 2008, 6:34 pm

The novel is way better. Kubrick sexed it up too much with the naked statues and the phallic sculpture Alex brains the cat woman with. In the novel, he uses a bust of Beethoven. And that crappy synth music backing (whenever there isn't a classical piece of music). Not to mention Kubrick's refusal to put in the original ending of the novel (which he was apparently aware of, but didn't put in).

But the guy who plays Alex has him down. Malcolm McDowell, isn't it? He has just that right mix of a sardonic sense of humour and yet, well, 'innocence', of politics and consequences that Alex must have. Very horrorshow, as the nadsat vernacular puts it.


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09 Sep 2008, 6:35 pm

spudnik wrote:
it wasn't until the 1980's when I first saw it on dvd


You were fortunate enough to have a DVD player in the 80's? :P



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09 Sep 2008, 6:38 pm

Brandon_M wrote:
spudnik wrote:
it wasn't until the 1980's when I first saw it on dvd


You were fortunate enough to have a DVD player in the 80's? :P


He might mean laserdisc.


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09 Sep 2008, 7:24 pm

laser disk, at my friends place, I had a betamax till 1997 before I switched over to vhs



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09 Sep 2008, 8:04 pm

Quatermass wrote:
The novel is way better. Kubrick sexed it up too much with the naked statues and the phallic sculpture Alex brains the cat woman with. In the novel, he uses a bust of Beethoven. And that crappy synth music backing (whenever there isn't a classical piece of music). Not to mention Kubrick's refusal to put in the original ending of the novel (which he was apparently aware of, but didn't put in).


Actually, I think both the movie and the novel have merit.

The novel is scarier in a lot of ways - particularly because of the ending - and the reader's eventual understanding that they too have been brainwashed. It's a bit like Hanke's "Funny Games" in that respect.

The movie is different altogether - not wrong, not better or worse, just different.

Kubrick has a long-standing tradition of putting his own interpretation on things - eg: the way he took most of the supernatural elements out of the shining and made it a mental movie instead. Not better - and not necessarily worse, just different.



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10 Sep 2008, 1:40 am

Awesome movie. I really enjoyed it. Just like pulp Fiction, I found it a refreshing change from the cookie cutters.



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10 Sep 2008, 10:57 pm

That was one of those movies I watched about twenty times in a row and then never saw again. :lol: Too bad that was over ten years ago, so I can't say much about it (don't have the whole thing memorized anymore).



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13 Sep 2008, 1:43 pm

I saw Clockwork Orange several years ago. I was told it was supposed to be a scary movie. I thought it was completely stupid and lame.



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13 Sep 2008, 3:21 pm

A Clockwork Orange is amazing. Though I've come across a lot of idiots who didn't get it because they expected it to be a horror movie.


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