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Clockwork Orange (A)

UK, English, 136 mins

  • Director: Stanley Kubrick
  • Writer: Stanley Kubrick; Anthony Burgess
  • Producer: Stanley Kubrick; Si Litvinoff

CGiii Comment

The hype around this film is a perpetual reminder of the pseudo-intellectualism that infects the film industry........

If Kubrick hadn't withdrawn it from British distribution - it would have been lost in the mists of time....and quite rightly so - because, now it is merely a dated monstrosity of a film.

It's like watching an overly long amalgamation of Monty Python & Carry On.... - without the laughs.

The acting - by all - is more ripe than an over-hung ham - equally pungent and repugnant.....and played against a backdrop of abhorrent synthesized Beethoven.

The satire rapidly become parody and deteriorates into the depths of pastiche and paltry pretension.

It is time to de-value this ego-driven, over-praised poacher and plagiarist.....of film.

So much from a director who claimed to love cinema - he closed London's La Scala in 1993 for showing his film...........it was allowed to be shown everywhere else in the world.

If this Orange was made now - it would receive nothing but howling ridicule.

Cast & Characters

Malcolm McDowell as Alex;
Patrick Magee as Mr Alexander;
Michael Bates as Chief Guard;
Warren Clarke as Dim;
John Clive as Stage Actor;
Adrienne Corri as Mrs. Alexander;
Carl Duering as Dr. Brodsky;
Paul Farrell as Tramp;
Clive Francis as Lodger;
Michael Gover as Prison Governor;
Miriam Karlin as Catlady;
James Marcus as Georgie;
Aubrey Morris as Deltoid;
Godfrey Quigley as Prison Chaplain;
Sheila Raynor as Mum

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