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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by TrolleyDave, Nov 7, 2008.
Warning: Spoilers inside!
The most haunting opening to any movie ever.
That song is so awesome.
I don't know why, but the movie reminds me of the warriors and misery even though they're completely different movies.
One of Kubrick's all-time best.
And if you don't agree, a nozh scrap any time you say.
Have you got the yarbles?
Agreed though. The film is a masterpiece. Each shot is beautifully composed, the music always suits the moment in the film and the acting can't be beaten. I know alot of people who don't like the film, but personally I think it goes over alot of peoples heads. Most go into it thinking it's just going to be an orgy of violence, then they're greated by nadsat speak and more philosophy than violence and it loses them. Shame it was banned in the UK for so long, a whole generation of UK film watchers missed out.
Yeah shame it was banned, its pretty tame by todays standards when you compare it to garbage like Saw. Where they churn out 5 films in 5 years and have zero to say, this is actually carrying a message, a warning about where society is heading, and if anything society is already surpassed what the film was warning against!
Ultra violence p0wns!
I didn't mind Saw 1, it wasn't spectacular or anything but it passed 90 mins. They've definitely churned out way too many of them though. Saw 1 was OK because it was a straight up gore flick. it didn't try to be too clever. When it blew up though the writer/director suddenly though he was the smartest fucker in Hollywood and started added "Plot twists" which were fucking rubbish. I don't get why everyone thought they were so scary though, there was some nice gore and some pretty clever torture devices but no real tension. South Park The Movie had more!
I don't mind a movie without a message, as long as the movie knows it's just pure entertainment. These days though film viewers have been so starved of greatness that they see messages in shit like The Transformers! Even fucking Michael Bay thinks his movies are "special". Churning out shite after shite makes us alot of money from stupid people, that's about as close as it gets to a moral/message these days! Nobody really crafts a movie any more. It's one reason I've really gone off horrors, nobody really uses the art of special effects anymore. Gone are the guys like Tom Savini, it's all just very fake looking computer fx.
Ima try and watch the movie asap so I cant watch or see any of this stuff.
Gonna watch it on the DS I think because I dont have to download multiple files. I stopped doing torrents a long time ago.
I don't know if it'll have have the same kind of impact watching it on such a small screen because of the way it's shot but it won't affect the plot and whatnot. There's not many movies I'd rate as highly as ACO regardless of the genre they're in, to me it's literally a perfect movie. Although after all my hype you'll probably watch it and go "What the fuck are you on about you tool"! What did you think of the book?
I need to go find a remastered version and watch this again. The details are fading on me.
the book was mind bottling like my mind was in a bottle. crazy ass book. never really had much time to read much so I usually keep with my few favorite authors but it was more than worth the read.
IDK the diffs trolly but im now curious about the movie. not sure if I will like it now. puttin nails in the coffin. but I guess expect nothing will be happy as hell when its good.
as for watching it on a bigger screen I think the biggest I can go is my laptop screen 15inch diag because I have younger kids around me a lot.
From what I know there's a few things missing but everything major is in there, Toni would probably be able to tell us. Heh, although if you go in with low expectations you'll definitely be blown away by it so it could be a good thing. If you've got alot of younger kids around you alot then it's probably better not to watch it on the big screen! The violence is a little cartoonish but still pretty fucking brutal and the rape scenes don't pull too many punches either (well considering when it was made anyway). Plus the movies worth watching just for to see McDowell doing "I'm singing in the rain".
Dammit the version I had was on VHS, so Im downloading it now, il have it in ten minutes (rapidshare)
Trolly maybe you should start a film club thread, with like weekly recommendations, I would participate, I was shocked how many people didnt have a clue what a clockwork orange was, people are to used to watching FX heavy rubbish these days, they dont know about the classics!
thanks to pingy I can now watch it asap cuz I know its on rapidshare.
Sweet, you're gonna love it. I started the book this afternoon, I've got up to the bit where they visit the writer at "Home". There's a suprising amount missing but in all honesty it doesn't detract from how good the movie is. They've kept the key scenes intact and the language is completely faithful. To be honest I actually prefer a couple of the film versions of some of the bits. The "Home" scene in the film is alot more menacing then it is in the book.
Now I know why it reminds me of misery.
A clockwork orange was in a "creepy movie moments" countdown along with misery.