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movie A Clockwork Orange [1971]


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A genuine masterpiece. Kubrick, once again, assures the world how genius he is.

9.75 out of 10

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Need to re-watch this.

Watched it at a young age, and most likely didn't understand it.

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It's one of my favourite films. The soundtrack is excellent, especially for the time. Obviously the special effects don't hold up too well - the driving scene(s) in particular - but I saw it recently on Blu-ray and the overall quality is excellent.

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one of my all time favorite films.

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I watched this as a kid and could not comprehend what what was going on. After watching it again it really is a great flick. Though I would love to see a remake of this done for more modern take.

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Though I would love to see a remake of this done for more modern take.

A Clockwork Apple?

A young man who's principle interests are over priced gadgets, internet trolling and dubstep?

No thanks.

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One of my favorite films ever, I even have the original soundtrack on Vinyl in my collection. Just a true masterpiece of visuals and sounds to create a truly disturbing, yet completely engulfing, experience.

I really may watch it today.

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I never understood it, so I don't rate it high.

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I never understood it, so I don't rate it high.

At it's simplest I believe it is about how people are a result of their environments and conditioning from said environments. Alex happens to be an ultra-violent sex-crazed deviant because of his environment.

It is also about people trying to change who they are.

Definitely one of those movies that people either love it or hate it.

Interesting enough I have read that the English version and American version of the original book actually had two different endings. With the American version being the less positive of the two.

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Easily one of the three most important films in history.

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Easily one of the three most important films in history.

Just curious, what are the other 2 you believe are?

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Just curious, what are the other 2 you believe are?

Bergman's The 7th Seal and another Kubrick: 2001, Space Oddisey.

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Interesting enough I have read that the English version and American version of the original book actually had two different endings. With the American version being the less positive of the two.

I have also read the book with the English ending (which is just an extension on the American ending). A Clockwork Orange used to be one of my favorite films until I read the novel.

Don't get me wrong, the cinematography and score are beautiful. Although after reading the book the actor's characters are very hallow and lack depth that is portrayed in the book.

And I felt the English ending would have been amazing for the film, completing the 'coming of age' theme.

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Easily one of the three most important films in history.

Typical film student answer.

Meanwhile neither the world or the movie world would have been very different if at all hasn't these movies existed.

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Typical film student answer.

Meanwhile neither the world or the movie world would have been very different if at all hasn't these movies existed.

Strange, Im not a film student.

And of course there is no way to determine your convenient answer.

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I didn't say ou where. Just that's the typical answer they will give.

If we look at all the movie makers who say these are the most important movies in hsistory and how much it affected them, and then look at their movies. It's quite clear they mostly say that because its expected and their movies don't have a shred of these supposed inspirations in them.

These are so called intellectual movies who people like to say they like and inspire them because they are supposedly better then less "intellectual"movies(a theory I don't subscribe to either), meanwhile if we analyse it, we see that the less intellectual reader audience "simpler" movies have a much bigger real impact on the movie industry and even the world.

Yes for some the intellectual movies offers a better movie experience, like some prefer to read War and Peace over Tom Clancy. It doesn't make one better than the other.

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I didn't say ou where. Just that's the typical answer they will give.

If we look at all the movie makers who say these are the most important movies in hsistory and how much it affected them, and then look at their movies. It's quite clear they mostly say that because its expected and their movies don't have a shred of these supposed inspirations in them.

These are so called intellectual movies who people like to say they like and inspire them because they are supposedly better then less "intellectual"movies(a theory I don't subscribe to either), meanwhile if we analyse it, we see that the less intellectual reader audience "simpler" movies have a much bigger real impact on the movie industry and even the world.

Yes for some the intellectual movies offers a better movie experience, like some prefer to read War and Peace over Tom Clancy. It doesn't make one better than the other.

You're scratching the surface with prejudge. It's not about intellectualism, if that was the case then Tarkovsky or Bergman movies would be the only measure sticks among the industry and Haneke would be the only director that matters today. That's not the case of course.

It's about cinematographic techniques, narrative strategies. How cinema is crafted today is a legacy by these movies and these directors. Just as war & epic movies camera work has been inspired by Kurosawa. That doesn't mean that these movies are Kurosawa-like.

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I didn't say ou where. Just that's the typical answer they will give.

If we look at all the movie makers who say these are the most important movies in hsistory and how much it affected them, and then look at their movies. It's quite clear they mostly say that because its expected and their movies don't have a shred of these supposed inspirations in them.

These are so called intellectual movies who people like to say they like and inspire them because they are supposedly better then less "intellectual"movies(a theory I don't subscribe to either), meanwhile if we analyse it, we see that the less intellectual reader audience "simpler" movies have a much bigger real impact on the movie industry and even the world.

Yes for some the intellectual movies offers a better movie experience, like some prefer to read War and Peace over Tom Clancy. It doesn't make one better than the other.

I didn't say ou where. Just that's the typical answer they will give.

If we look at all the movie makers who say these are the most important movies in hsistory and how much it affected them, and then look at their movies. It's quite clear they mostly say that because its expected and their movies don't have a shred of these supposed inspirations in them.

These are so called intellectual movies who people like to say they like and inspire them because they are supposedly better then less "intellectual"movies(a theory I don't subscribe to either), meanwhile if we analyse it, we see that the less intellectual reader audience "simpler" movies have a much bigger real impact on the movie industry and even the world.

Yes for some the intellectual movies offers a better movie experience, like some prefer to read War and Peace over Tom Clancy. It doesn't make one better than the other.

Guy, you are doing exactly the same that you did comparing the Xbox360 Kinect Sensor against the PSeye, and I told you that you need to look beyond the specifications.

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