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 [...]

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1972) – Review by Richard Schickel

2017-12-21T13:35:23+00:00August 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , |

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.

ARANCIA MECCANICA (1972) – Recensione di Pietro Bianchi

2017-08-01T23:18:10+01:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

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 di Anthony Burgess dallo stesso titolo. Per Burgess non ci sono dubbi. Cattolico, avendo sfiorato la morte per una grave malattia, desiderava mostrare i pericoli [...]


2016-11-26T22:43:06+00:00November 26th, 2016|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , |

A Clockwork Orange by Tony Parsons A Clockwork Orange was like seeing your little life blown up and put on the big screen. It took all the consolations of being a teenager in Britain in the early 70s — the tribal identity, the comfort of friendship, the mindless intoxication — [...]