A Clockwork Orange: Viddying Metaphor

2019-11-09T12:58:23+00:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: CINEMA, LITERATURE|Tags: , , , |

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.

Arancia Meccanica (A Clockwork Orange, 1972) – Recensione di Tullio Kezich

2019-04-10T11:48:50+01:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

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.

Accepting violence as a sensual pleasure: Pauline Kael and Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange”

2019-03-26T09:20:35+00:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , |

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.”

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE – Review by Don Daniels [Sight and Sound]

2017-08-21T15:21:59+01:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

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 of A Clockwork Orange, the responses have ranged from 'brilliant' to 'boring', with special attention to the film's depictions of violence. If the viewer responds [...]