A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

DVD - 2007
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Violent film about a young punk in a future world who is imprisoned for rape and therein "conditioned" against violence and sex.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, c2007
Edition: Special ed
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 CLO
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 137 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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MontMoroc
Jun 20, 2018

A Clockwork Orange is a masterpiece of sex, ultra-violence, and the lovely Beethoven.Stanley Kubrick provides a black-comedy with Malcolm McDowell playing the " lovable " psychopath Alex Delarge.

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jezicuhh
Apr 13, 2018

Unpopular opinion, but I turned this off within 23 minutes. Vulgar, violent, and just not for me. I was honestly bored.

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Open_Sesame
Mar 13, 2018

Dated. Over-rated. I hate it.

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1aa
Feb 20, 2018

I finally decided to watch the film though I resisted after having listened to the audiobook (which was excellent!). Although it departs significantly from the book, especially about the ending, it holds together very well as a movie. The use of lingo from book is selectively used, much of it left out, and the violent scenes are relatively brief. There is a lot more nudity in it than I expected, and the actresses that appear in the nude are much more attractive than some of the biggest Hollywood stars today (Aniston, Jolie, Roberts, Berry, among others). Many of the scenes are cleverly (and cheekily) shot - although almost fifty years old, it has aged very well. Its entertaining, at moments funny, and its moral upshot - though demented through the changed ending - is clear enough.

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Calvacade
May 05, 2017

A mind shattering experience with its exaggerated violence and outrageous vulgarity.

Marinetti Jan 03, 2017

Stanley Kubrick's striking visual interpretation of Anthony Burgess's famous novel is a masterpiece. Malcolm McDowell delivers a clever, tongue-in-cheek performance as Alex, the leader of a quartet of droogs, a vicious group of young hoodlums . While other directors would simply exploit the violent elements of such a film without subtext, Kubrick maintains Burgess's dark, satirical social commentary.
A Clockwork Orange works on many levels--visual, social, political, and sexual--and is one of the few films that hold up under repeated viewings. Kubrick not only presents colorfully arresting images, he also stylizes the film by utilizing classical music (and Wendy Carlos's electronic classical work) to underscore the violent scenes, which even today are disturbing in their display of sheer nihilism. Ironically, many fans of the film have missed that point, sadly being entertained by its brutality rather than being repulsed by it.

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DerekStl
Sep 24, 2016

Ultra violence!!! Very poignant look violence in society and what to do about it. You may not agree with the final outcome, but you will enjoy it! Some of the scenes will affect the squeemish. Malcolm McDowell is brillant!

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bobocho
Dec 07, 2015

Stanley Kubrick Clockwork Orange is a masterpiece.
Saw this movie when I was 15 (My brother got me in the theater).
The violence and the sex was only one part of the movie, I was fascinated about all the characters and their interaction with Alex.
Great film as all of Kubrick's work.

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blkops33
Dec 04, 2015

Naughty Naughty! but its aceptable because Beetoven RULES!!! I can acept that, but he just happens to be my fav director so what can i say? ah? what did I say? what was i saying? i was distracted! awsome movie!

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lukasevansherman
Apr 21, 2015

For all its technical brilliance, this is a pretty repulsive film that misses the point of the book. Malcolm Mcdowell's great though.

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Feb 02, 2013

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libraryeri
Jan 08, 2012

Sexual Content: Rape

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Thistlelaneous
Nov 15, 2009

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Thistlelaneous
Nov 15, 2009

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Thistlelaneous
Nov 15, 2009

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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LibraryUser53
Mar 15, 2013

What's it going to be then, eh?

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AND I'LL SMASH YOUR FACE FOR YOU YARBLOCKOS!

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LibraryUser53
Mar 15, 2013

Setting: London, sometime in the future.

Alex and his fellow teenage droogs (gang) engage in some rather violent ways to pass the time of day; and for no apparent reason other than their ill-sorted ideas of amusement. Until Alex is caught, and then the State steps in to set things right. But is the State's solution worse than the crime? O my brothers, that is the question.

Now hold on to your seat, the going may be a little rough, as Alex, Pete, Georgie, and Dim, Dim being really dim, gather at the Karova Milk Bar, their favorite Milk-Plus Mesto, for the purpose of making up their rassodocks what to do for the evening.

What's it going to be then, eh?

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