A Clockwork Orange is a characteristically frosty piece of film-making, shorn completely of sentiment, working through brilliant ironies and dazzling dramatic ideas that please us, provoke our laughter, galvanize our intellects, win our admiration—but never touch our hearts.
A Clockwork Orange
Whatever tempted Kubrick to adapt the novel A Clockwork Orange and deal with its extraordinary difficulties, his methods of rising to their challenges were equally extraordinary in themselves—so much so that he ended up creating a film that is richer than its source in texture and, in its extension and development of certain thematic implications, more resonant as well.
Kubrick’s future shock satire, A Clockwork Orange, is twice the movie it was accused of being
In this essay, Sobchack explores Kubrick’s use of décor to emphasize the theme of violence in A Clockwork Orange
Stanley Kubrick ha equamente ripartito il film tra un’immagine agghiacciante del futuro e il grigiore dell’establishment antiquato e cadente. Per ripeterci che l’uomo non può migliorare, il regista ha fatto riecheggiare il romanzo di Burgess in una cassa armonica dagli effetti stereofonici.
Pauline believed she had a clear-eyed view of Kubrick’s intentions. At the end of the picture, when Alex’s former victims turn on him and he reverts to his old, corrupt self, she grasped that Kubrick intended it as “a victory in which we share . . . the movie becomes a vindication of Alex, saying that the punk was a free human being and only the good Alex was a robot.”
Stanley Kubrick has topped a masterpiece with a masterpiece. A Clockwork Orange is not the best Anglo-Saxon language film of 1971, it is the best film of 1971, and there are so many masterful things in it that I hardly know where to begin.
Let me report simply that A Clockwork Orange manifests itself on the screen as a painless, bloodless, and ultimately pointless futuristic fantasy.
If anybody is looking for a film which will embody and reinforce his worst moments of panic, it is available in Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange.
A Clockwork Orange has fallen heir to the same controversies regarding film violence that blossomed with Bonnie and Clyde and seem never to have withered. Arguments against the film have consistently been based on moral grounds.
by Don Daniels Stanley Kubrick’s films seem to provoke the kind of mindless praise and attack that is called ‘controversy’ these days. In the case
For a director like Stanley Kubrick, a novel like Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange must have seemed an irresistible challenge. Kubrick is essentially a daring imagist, yet he has twice before been tempted by projects that pose powerful problems of language for the film maker.
Dilys Powell reviews Stanley Kubrick’s ‘A Clockwork Orange’
Philip Strick & Penelope Houston interview with Stanley Kubrick regarding ‘A Clockwork Orange’
di Pietro Bianchi È difficile dire quale fosse la precisa intenzione del regista Stanley Kubrick quando decise di fare un film, Arancia meccanica, dal romanzo
Saggio critico di Enrico Ghezzi su “Arancia Meccanica”, pubblicato nel numero monografico su Stanley Kubrick della collana Il Castoro Cinema
Giovanni Grazzini recensisce “Arancia Meccanica” di Stanley Kubrick. Corriere della Sera, 24 agosto 1972
E se “Arancia meccanica” fosse il primo metafilm di tutto il cinema postmoderno? Saggio di Marcello Walter Bruno
Le riedizioni di Lolita e di Arancia Meccanica: il cinema come “magnifica ossessione”, la componente ludica della violenza in una messa in scena “assoluta” delle nostre pulsioni e illusioni culturali.
Raccolta di recensioni italiane pubblicate in occasione della riedizione del film di Stanley Kubrick ‘Arancia meccanica’ nel 1998
Director Stanley Kubrick lent a learned eye to A Clockwork Orange, enlisting lighting cameraman John Alcott, BSC to help create a bleak dystopian futurescape