There are few films, if any, that have caused as much controversy as Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. You only have to say the title and it fills some people with a sense of revulsion; and, as is the way with most controversial topics, some are unable to look past the horror of the violence and insist upon taking the film at face value. 635 more words
By Jamie Carnie
Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film A Clockwork Orange is commonly known as one of the most notorious and controversial films around.
The film follows the story of anti-hero Alex and his gang of droogs as they terrorise a dystopian futuristic British society, engaging in a bit of the old ultraviolence, until Alex is sent to jail. 110 more words
Stanley Kubrick was one of the first directors that shaped my idea of cinema and just how far and deep films could reach. A Clockwork Orange, was I believe, the first film that I have seen from the director, leaving a mark on my mind with its daring violence and intense sexual imagery, not turning away to protect the conscience of its viewers; and because of this risk, A Clockwork Orange is a perfect product and showing the auteur at his most peak, equally rivalling the ambitious film that came before it. 1,283 more words