“Initiative comes to thems that wait.”
One of my favorite films of all time.
**Review Taken From My Personal Rotten Tomatoes Account, Adapted for Blog Format**
Plot: In future Britain, charismatic and brutal juvenile delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed, but soon volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy session developed by the government in an effort to solve society’s crime problem.
To start the review off, and to be frank, the only person I could ever envision as the character Alex DeLarge is Malcolm McDowell. Maybe John Hurt could’ve worked as well, if he was a few years younger. Malcolm McDowell gave what I personally think is one of the most brutal, brilliant performances ever given by an actor on the silver screen. I was truly, genuinely scared by the way he played such a dark character. It’s like he jumped into the body of Alex and actually became him for 135 minutes. The whole cast gives frightfully brilliant performances, especially Patrick Magee in a stand-out performance as Mr. Alexander, a man who’s wife was brutalized at the hands of Alex.
The direction by Stanley Kubrick was very stylishly desolate and cold. “A Clockwork Orange” is easily one of the finest directed films of all time.
The screenplay is one of the absolute best screenplays of the ’70s, and perhaps one of the greatest screenplays of all time. It follows Anthony Burgess’ novel practically word-for-word, scene-for-scene down to the last detail. It’s a very brutal, yet somewhat satirical screenplay brought magically to life by the film’s director, Stanley Kubrick.
In conclusion, if you have the stomach for a bit of the old ultraviolence, I recommend this film highly. It is, as I stated previously, one of my favorite films of all time and shall remain so.
Rating: a perfect 10/10
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“As we walked along the flatblock marina, I was calm on the outside, but thinking all the time. So now it was to be Georgie the general, saying what we should do and what not to do, and Dim as his mindless greeding bulldog. But suddenly I viddied that thinking was for the gloopy ones and that the oomny ones use, like, inspiration and what Bog sends. For now it was lovely music that came to my aid. There was a window open with the stereo on and I viddied right at once what to do.”