A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)

Malcolm McDowell, Patrick McGee, Adrienne Corri

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

I watched A Clockwork Orange again.  Possibly only for the second time.  It’s still very unpleasant, but now not only because of the misogyny and violence, but also because of the didacticism. Music’s good, but.

There was a fruitful spinoff.  Patrick Magee reminded me a bit of the Father in that TV production that I still think is the best thing I’ve ever seen on the box.  And I tried a bit harder than usual, and found that it was actually Maurice Denham, and that the mini-series was written by John Hopkins, and that it’s called Talking to a Stranger, and that you can’t buy a copy, even tho Dame Judi won an award for her performance.  Fortunately there’s are bits on YouTube, so you can get some idea.

Garry Gillard | New: 3 March, 2017 | Now: 5 September, 2018