I think the visual presentation of such explicit violence was vital in making the audience associate that degree of violence with Singin' in the Rain. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The strange thing for me is despite its dark theme. Everyday I watch bits and bits of A Clockwork Orange videos in Youtube because I am a little bit obsessed with (young) Malcolm McDowell (as obvious as it is that he is my icon here!). In order to take this to the extreme that the argument requires, Kubrick had to display very graphic acts. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the confessions community. I always say, if a movie left me feeling empty or confused then it's a good film. I have noticed that a lot of people wrote the same things: 1. We’re not concerned with motives, with the higher ethics. Alex is a fictional character in Anthony Burgess's novel A Clockwork Orange and Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of the same name, in which he is played by Malcolm McDowell. I hate to say it, but it seems at this point someone important needs to die close to Trump for him to take this seriously. Thoughts about A Clockwork Orange and why people would hate it. I tried watching it again a few years ago, excited to reevaluate it, and turned it off halfway through. A new youth culture was beginning to appear, with pop music, milk bars, drugs and Teddy Boy violence. He didn't need the actual physical depiction of the worst violence. Here are a few things you should know about Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange.. 1. See the unfiltered opinions of strangers. .with relieving the ghastly congestion in our prisons. I haven't even seen most of that. Growing up I was fond of Kubrick--absolutely enamored with him really. “If he can only perform good or only perform evil, then he is a clockwork orange—meaning that he has the appearance of an organism lovely with colour and juice but is in fact only a clockwork toy to be wound up by God or the Devil.” ― Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange. On the whole, it's still just a deeply unpleasant viewing experience for me, and I usually have no problem with graphic violence or unsavory characters, although I guess I don't prefer them. The violence. I don't know why anyone likes it, and regret the minutes of my life that I cannot get back that were spent on seeing it. I hate this movie as well, though I'm not sure I'll be able to adequately articulate why. It would suck to have diarrhea for two hours, stuck on the toilet and (plot twist) you only have access to watch A Clockwork Orange. Budget : 2 200 000 $ Sortie : 21 avril 1972. We are concerned only with cutting down crime--and. The result of the conditioning process is the destruction of the clockwork altogether. So, to me at least, the "excessive" violence goes towards carrying the main thesis, while not necessarily the plot. The film being one of my favorites, I asked him why did he hate it so much. I think that this is the kind of film where you can't relate to any character. Does the violence carry a bigger message that I'm missing? I called A Clockwork Orange one of my favorite films, once upon a time. I actually found its presentation quite whimsical. It touches on themes that are rarely talked about let alone visualized. It's hard for people to get past the violence. I don't even need to say that it's one of Kubrick's finest. I feel like they are enjoying it for the wrong reasons probably. Kubrick just seemed to want violence for violence and sex's sake. Réalisé par : Stanley Kubrick. I think that, in terms of it's subject matter, it's very boring and simple and calculated. The soundtrack of A Clockwork Orange comprises classical music and electronic synthetic music composed by Wendy Carlos.Some of the music is heard only as excerpts, e.g. I feel the same about growing away from Kubrick. A Clockwork Orange is truly nothing like I’ve ever seen in my entire life, for so many reasons. I don't about you but this whole concept was just genius to me. Just on another level than most other movies I guess? Finally someone else feels the same way. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I love it, yet the fact that I do makes me think I could be a psychopath lmao. In the movie the characters sit and plot and plan what terrible things they'll do. Don't bother seeing it. I don't appreciate feeling like shit after seeing this movie because I feel like in the end Kubrick just wanted to make me feel like shit whereas other directors want to make you feel ____ via feeling like shit. My point is that people hate it because they see terrible violence and it's easy to get swept up into thinking it's gratuitous and pointless, but I do believe the film would not have the same emotional impact it does without having it as shocking as it is, and that the ending proves that the film is definitely not about glorifying or indicting this kind of violence, but about questioning both the violent nature inherent to certain people, and the role of correctional rehabilitation for violent criminals. Wow. A Clockwork Orange is all of those things, but there's no particular moment that I want to revisit, and perhaps that was Kubrick's intent. You actually understand an important element of the film. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Actor Malcolm McDowell has had several iconic roles, from Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange, to Caligula in Caligula, to Mick Travis in if…. It's also how I feel about Tyler the Creator's verses, if you guys know what I mean? Tino_Tonitini2 4 weeks ago #9. I could use these adverbs to describe a number of widely recognised bad films and without any additional thoughts or discussion about what the film was trying to achieve then it becomes quite a meaningless statement. The movie has violence, good acting, and good cinematography. At the time, it was the equivalent of NC-17, and for good reason. But for what? New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. They act like 16 year olds, talk like 16 year olds, the violence happens almost accidentally, in the course of being bored. Very hard to articulate. Get that nasty secret off your chest. What the film asks is, "How far are we willing to go (/is ethical to go) to rehabilitate even the most reprehensible type of person?" It is a shite film in my opinion, I really could and even now can't stand it. I would rather have diarrhea for 2 hours. I hate A Clockwork Orange I know everyone thinks it's so fucking brilliant and amazing and whatever, but I think it's absolute shit. It is the quintessential cult film. I don't think the movie at all glorifies any of the violence it depicts, and in fact, I think it strives to portray it as just as ugly as it actually is. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. People seem to be very hung up on the set design and pre-production work that went into the film which is very thorough and original, to be fair. They're just using the shock to sell, not as a vehicle to get somewhere else. Réponse préférée. I recently re-watched the movie with a friend, after it was over he was outraged calling it horrible and disappointing and generally hating it. Press J to jump to the feed. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Immediately the lead character is painted as someone who we are not supposed to sympathize with, and we continue to hate him more and more as the film goes on. Within the book, the characters are normal 16 year olds, just with muderous tendencies. The film being one of my favorites, I asked him why did he hate it so much. (Tilton 39)Some critics have deemed A Clockwork Orange unconvincing, inconclusive, or even a sensationalistic endorsement of violence. It's vulgar, graphic, and oozing in violence. I still kinda feel that way, like maybe I'm completely wrong and everyone else is right? Big ideas aside, I'm just amazed by Kubrick's genius in that he uses the same "conditioning" that Alex has gone through with the audience. The Shining is easily my favorite Kubrick film. For me it's because of the book. 16 April 2012. And as cult implies it's not accepted by the mainstream audience. That's all I really see. Alex n'aime que l'«ultraviolence» et la musique de Beethoven. I don't even need to say that it's one of Kubrick's finest. Shit, Pauline Kael was dead-right about the later film. It's exactly the kind of thing I think would appeal to his violent and egomaniacal tendencies. This is a story about a person who is good at destruction and violence. Minister of the Interior "There was a man. Dans une Angleterre futuriste. Now I'm a minority, and as such many movie goers will have a negative opinion at first. But for me, the violence, while definitely shocking, needed to be exactly as shocking as it was for the payoff of the ending to have any weight. However, two years after the film’s release, Kubrick took “A Clockwork Orange” out of circulation in the United Kingdom due to accusation that it … 5 réponses. In the film, however, two newspaper articles print his name as "Alex Burgess". Isn't that the classic thing people say about Hitchcock's brilliance? Dislike rigid emotionality, loves Barry Lyndon. I've never actually seen it, but someone is very angry that you all share a dislike for it! Technically it's almost flawless. I don't even mind if people like it. I loved the book and the movie. KUBRICK ORIGINALLY DIDN'T WANT TO MAKE THE MOVIE. “Padre, these are subtleties. and its two sequels. Durée : 2h16 . If you are trying to say that you enjoy films that leave us asking questions rather than attempting to answer them by any means possible, even at the sacrifice of their artistic integrity, then I agree with you. Pertinence. I don't think I'd agree now. I really wanna know why YOU guys like it so much. D’abord timidement testée en petites touches de maquillage, je l’ai progressivement adoptée en accessoires, pour inévitablement lui succomber en total look, à l’image de cette robe récemment shoppée. But the way this ACO is made feels like Kubrick is so self satisfied with shocking people and that's kinda it. Graphic, graphic rape scenes (which I could hardly watch years ago, before being raped myself, now those scenes make me quite ill, literally, really nauseous and unable to see straight). Titre original : A Clockwork Orange. So any problem someone might have is with the story element of it. For example, looking at a tennis match, you will always be for one or the other player, but you will not be neutral. Nationalités : Royaume-Uni, États-Unis. Must be a clockwork orange fan. It's fine if you like it, but if you need to insult me or others over it, you're exactly what is wrong with that fandom. The teenage protagonist, Alex, narrates his violent exploits and his experiences with state authorities intent on reforming him. Unless "young guys assume selves to be masters of the universe, and decide to let everyone know" is your favorite genre, it's a waste of your time. : 21 avril 1972 until the end of his post-SPARTACUS films has violence, acting... 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