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Great film. But I felt Kubrick's 'Full Metal Jacket' was better.
Quote from: 007 on 26-May-13, 08:43 AMGreat film. But I felt Kubrick's 'Full Metal Jacket' was better.Chalk and cheese. I mean subjectively, how can one compare: a satire of rebellious and violent trends in youth culture that were prevalent in the 1960s, toa very pluralistic look at the vietnam conflict where it has no sentimental observations about the victims but just a nonchalant attitude to the protagonists who are involved in war as a casual everyday necessity?Personally, I preferred "2001: A Space Odyssey" and it's premise as a metaphysical exploration of the workings of humanity, from the beginning of time to the far-flung future.
A Clockwork Orange is a great film, but I feel it's becoming outdated.
Quote from: 007 on 29-May-13, 07:54 AMA Clockwork Orange is a great film, but I feel it's becoming outdated. Only on a superficial level. Look deeper and you'll see it's relevance in today's society. Have you read Burgess' novel? I did.....many years ago and so maybe I'm biased, due to my in-depth understanding of the character development. As with most Kubrick films, the movie still poses big questions – about power, the curtailment of civil liberties in the name of social order, personal freedom and morality. I think it's still a perfect parable about evil. Evil that's not hampered by the slightest conscience. And it seems to me that Alex lives in a microcosm of our world. His parents are revolting in their weakness and stupidity, and the police, the doctors, the church, the social worker, the intellectual victims – all the people that surround him are really western society as we are now. The youth are opting out of politics. They're just watching vampire movies. And the rest of us are like Alex's parents, whingeing and whimpering. Look beyond the dated elements of the movie and relate it's essence to the concept of "teenage-angst", evidenced by acts of "ultra-violence" perpetrated by youth-offenders of all generations, including the present.
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