Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Clockwork Orange 1971

A while back I took a "quiz" on Facebook to determine how many of the top 250 movies of all time. I had actually seen. I scored 100 out of the 250 movies that were listed. If I was unsure about seeing a movie I didn't check it off so my score could possibly be much higher.

And then I started thinking that perhaps instead of binge watching old TV series I should binge watch movies. I decided just to take on the top 100 movies for a starter. Now I'm very sure I am going to agree with quite a few of the entries on this list but I already know I'm going to argue about a few as well.

So here is #14 of the top 100 Movies of all time according to IMDB:

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

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I have never read the book or watched the movie.  This week I tried to watch the movie.  Tried.  I quit half way through because I found it insulting, violent and . . . well it felt like it had been written by a group of stoned teenage boys.  I've read the reviews where they talk about its redeeming values about the government's power over an individual's free will . . . blah blah blah.  

Kubrick must have done an amazing job of promoting this movie and millions of stoned teenage boys must have watched it.  How else could it have made it to the list of top 100 movies?

Academy Awards, USA 1972

Best Picture
Stanley Kubrick 
Best Director
Stanley Kubrick 
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Stanley Kubrick 
Best Film Editing
Bill Butler 

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