A Clockwork Orange

I've very recently discovered the film, and even more recently-er (oh yeah, check out my good English) read the book. I might get the t-shirt, but while I'm waiting I'll use the station pic. Hehe : )

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Tanya_Birklid19: That movie is truly a masterpiece!! Going to the whole 'Malcolm looking like Michael' thing, imagine Michael playing the role of Alex. Now that would've been something to see. Again it's a brilliant masterpiece by Mr. Kubrick.

the_thina at 2:56 am February 08

haha! I dont remember when its made, but it must have been late 70s, right? seems like mike was still too wrapped up in python back then, but the thought is interesting. he must have SOME evil in him, but he is never, or rarely, allowed to show it. just because he is known as "the nice one".
and yes, I have the deepest respect for kubrick. saw a funny clip once, when stephen king was talking about his memories of stan the man from when they where gonna do the shining (another truely brilliant movie) and hell... that clip made me laugh so much my poor tummy aced. not many people know it, but stephen king is a VERY funny man.

LemonCurry95 at 1:50 pm February 09

It came out in 1971, but it got banned for so long, and when it was released there were still LOADS of cinemas that wouldn't show it! Haha, evil in Michael Palin? You'd have to search for a long while to find that! Oh, and I agree with you, Kubrick = Genius

the_thina at 2:59 pm February 09

yeah, I took a look at the cover of my dvd. I would put my guess on 77 tho, because it just FEELS like it came later on. but yeah, it was banned in UK for over a decade wasent it? I seem to remember something about anthony burgess or if it was stan himself not wanting it in UK.

LemonCurry95 at 11:54 am February 10

It was officially released in 1971, but God knows when they FINALLY showed it! I know that Anthony Burgess didn't like the message the film put across. He said that for people who hadn't read the book, it seemed to promote the idea of violence and gang-mentality. I thought the film was thought provoking, but not like that. I guess everyone's different.

the_thina at 2:30 pm February 10

yeah. but keep in mind burgess was not in a good place when he wrote the book either. his wife had pretty much been the female victim in the house in the "singing in the rain"-scene. dont think it was that brutal and she didnt die, but the book was his reaction to what happened her.
and yes, the movie is violent, but you know... so is LIFE. you cant censoure movies etc because it might provoke some idiot into doing some idiotic thing. bad things happen anyway, and you cant blame culture for that! like you know, school shootings because the kids listened to marilyn manson. it was something in the 80s ozzy was blamed for. it dont work like that! idiots will do stupid things anyway

LemonCurry95 at 10:59 am February 13

I heard about that, and I also heard that the book had just been something he'd written and published as a quick little eanrer. I don't think he put as much effort in as many people assume he did.
I heard about two teens in america in the 80's killing themselves (i think) and leaving a note, a really long suicide note. Basically the parents decided that Judas Priest were to blame for this, and the parents sued the band. I know they were upset and grieving, but Jesus, blaming a heavy metal band? It just gets a little stupid sometimes.

the_thina at 5:37 pm February 13

well, there will always be stories floating around about something that has ment so much/upset so many people. ^^ not easy always knowing wich one is true..
yeah, there was much blaming this and that on the hardrock/heavy metal-bands in the 80s. so absurd to me, I grew up with that music and really enjoy it when Im in the right mood.. but seen a recording of dee snider (from twisted sister) in court defending himself and just qwning the court-room and every idiot in it

LemonCurry95 at 11:59 am March 09

I've seen Twisted Sister live...they supported Alice Cooper when I went to see him...cor..5 years ago now...Still, they were pretty good : )

the_thina at 5:39 pm February 13


Tanya_Birklid19 at 3:54 pm February 08

lol I imagine he would be. do you have the clip?

the_thina at 4:27 pm February 08

yes here you go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x98qcNZ8Fz0
the audio is not the best, but if you focus you can hear most of what he is saying.

the_thina: yeah, its a great movie, one of my big favourites, and have you thought of that malcolm mcdowell (who plays alex) really looked like mike palin back then? they have aged very diferently, but when they where young... holy cow!

LemonCurry95 at 12:55 pm February 07

Oh, I never really noticed, but now you mention it he does look a little bit like him sometimes...not very often though. Alex has a thoroughly evil look about him most of the time, whereas Mike just looked all sweet and innocent when he was younger ; )

the_thina at 3:20 pm February 07

well, have you ever seen brazil? not too sweet and innocent in that one! haha. but yeah, I understand what you mean. but they have the same faceshape, and the same nose. :P and of course brown hair and sideburns!

btw, everytime Im mentioning malcolm mcdowell I have to watch my tounge so I dont say mcclaren. that would be a bit wrong. haha!

LemonCurry95 at 1:53 pm February 09

Ah, yeah, I'd forgotten about Brazil...Mind you, that evil was born from Terry Gilliam's mind!

Hehe, funnily enough I could imagine MacLaren doing A Clockwork Orange. He always had that aloof, eccentric flare, slightly dangerous and a little slimey, but interesting to listen to...if you get what I mean.

mrsCutout: YEY!!!!1Ah I loved the book! I read it first and then watched the movie! Wasn't disappointed! So the t-shirt will be like this pic?

LemonCurry95 at 12:58 pm February 07

Ah, I saw the movie THEN read the book. They're both brilliant though. There's quite a lot of parts that were missed out in the film, but then again there's only so much you can cram in to two hours, I suppose. Hehe, yeah, I might get a t-shirt with the four nadsats together.

BroMaynardG: Well, me Droog - Gives the William Tell Overture a whole new meaning! Alex picked up the young devotchkas in a Record Shop. They were viddying VINYL (Very Rare). One girl ment'd a group that was on MTV in the early 80s ' "The Heaven Seventeen". (They chose their name because of the movie. "Penthouse and Pavement" was their big hit!

LemonCurry95 at 1:00 pm February 07

O brother, nice to viddy a veck who speaks a little nadsat ; ) Heaven Seventeen...Thought I'd heard it somewhere before...

BroMaynardG at 6:21 pm February 07

Had to "defalcate" my ID to see this movie in 1973. It did come in handy later that year, when I went to Russia (I think it was the USSR at the time.) Still today (with a large population of Ukrainian Neighbors). I can say a few words (other than Smirnov Vodka) that they recognize. Oh, and then in 1973, after St. Pete, Moscow, and the Collective Pig Farm we visited - we went to East Berlin. Hit a "Youth Festival" for "Mir, Droogsbah, Solidarity!" Peace, Friendship and Anti-Imperialistic Solidarity.!

LemonCurry95 at 1:55 pm February 09

Haha, sneaky beggar! Yeah of course, it's all based on Russian. Solidarity? The only solidarity I know of is the People's Front of Judea ; )

mrsCutout at 3:12 pm February 06

You're back!!!!!!!!!

BroMaynardG at 3:29 pm February 06

Hanri made me do it. Gives me something to do while my crops grow! Really, I was just taking a walkabout! Something Jim Morrison might have done!

BTW, Tere (the goer) broke her leg. So, I shot her!