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Kubrick's adaptation of the Burgess novel still packs a punch.

  • Apr 23, 2009
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A Clockwork Orange was based upon a novel of the same name.  It's a nihilistic film about a bleak totalitarian future where violence is the norm and the youth are uncontrollable.  When this film was made, the sixties were making way to the seventies and violence on the screen was becoming more prevalent. Kubrick wanted to make a film that would pack a punch and leave the audience feeling it.

Malcolm McDowell (in a career making performance) stars as Alex, a gang leader who lives a violent filled life with two parents that he treats like imbeciles. But we can tell he's getting tired of his gang and when they try to push around for more leg room, it get's nasty. But one day Alex's violent and hedonistic lifestyle is gone in an instant. His life of crime has finally caught up with him and he has to pay the price.  But how big of a price will little Alex have to pay?  

It would take an even bigger film on an epic scale to top this one and it was Barry Lyndon.  The seventies were a prolific time for the reclusive Stanley Kubrick who would never reach a creative peak like this in his career.

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A Clockwork Orange is a science fiction film released on December 19, 1971, produced by Warner Bros.. The film was directed and written by Stanely Kubrick, and was based off a novel written by Anthony Burgess.  A Clockwork Orange was produced by Stanley Kubrick and starred Malcolm McDowell.

A Clockwork Orange tells the story of Alex DeLarge who is jailed and later volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem. After its release, the film received 12 nominations and 4 Academy Award nominations, and celebrated 5 various wins. 

It was given an MPAA rating of X, and runs 136 minutes.

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