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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Before the iconic film, there was the iconic book. Until recently, I have been too scared to read this book. I’m squeamish at the best of times and the book is known for it’s ‘ultraviolence’. 133 more words


Film Duel (Fan Poll): The Warriors vs The Droogs - Who Would Win in a Fight?

Our first ever fan poll has arrived! Every Sunday we’ll do a fun little poll for everyone to be involved…

This idea came from a YouTube comment, where somebody asked who would win in a fight between… 310 more words


Five Fascinating Facts about Anthony Burgess

Quick facts from the life of Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange

1. His most famous novel, A Clockwork Orange, may have been partly inspired by a dark event in Burgess’ past, shortly after he and his first wife married. 750 more words


Manchester's Neglected Hero - Anthony Burgess

If there’s one thing Mancunians resent, it’s a sell-out. Whereas Lowry hung around, etching his working class roots into everything, Anthony Burgess, forever the rebel, abandoned the grimy industrial city for the more exotic Malaysia and Brunei, and later to Malta, Italy, America and finally to Monaco, where he is now buried – his home city never forgiven him for it. 293 more words


Violet and Daisy [2011)

Damn…  Damn.  Much more arresting than a discussion of exploding genres.  When a film kicks you in the gut.

Filmmakers study the different reactions which can be elicited through the medium of cinema. 254 more words

Saoirse Ronan

Tattoo Tuesday: A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange has always been controversial, especially the movie. I first saw it years ago, liked it immediately and then decided to read the book. 51 more words