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Old 12-28-2017, 09:40 PM
 
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Yeah I know, I am possibly being sacrilegious here, since the movie is so well loved but here me out.

On a first viewing anyway, I failed to see what was so special about it. I felt the movie had really good ideas in it but it didn't really follow through well with them, in the last third, or last half.

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Basically after Alex is supposedly 'cured', he goes back into society, and the cure fails to be a perfect success cause he can't even defend himself in self defense situations. And then after that the movie starts to recycle itself by putting him into the scenario of not being to stand Beethoven, over and over again.

The movie just didn't seem to know how to end, and started become repetitive in the last act, without knowing how to pay off it's ideas in a great way, I felt.

Also, this movie is directed by Kubrick, who usually makes great looking movies, but for some reason, this one looked a like made for TV movie, compared to his others it felt like for me.

But what do you think, did I miss something?
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:35 PM
 
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But ... but ... it contained heaps of mindless violence! Lol.
I was too young to see it when it came out due to it's R-rating. When I finally got to see it I was rather disappointed myself.
From what I can gather, it was over-hyped simply because it pushed 'acceptable' boundaries of the times.
Back then, any religious calls for a movie to be banned would guarantee a rise in ticket sales.
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Calif
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I thought it a dumb movie.
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:49 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I've seen parts of it, but never watched the entire film -- seems way too creepy, even for Kubrik. OTOH, I was never creeped out by The Shining...
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:43 AM
 
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whats so great about A Clockwork Orange?


Absolutely nothing.
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:52 AM
 
Location: England
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I saw 'A Clockwork Orange' in a movie house in London way back in 1971. Like most movies, they are better when seen on a proper cinema screen.

The film shocked the audience with it's depiction of violence. Plus the classical music used very cleverly by Stanley Kubrick. I was very impressed, and enjoyed it.

There were other violent films pushing boundaries at this time, like 'The Devils.' But, 'A Clockwork Orange' made an impression on me, and I never forgot especially Malcolm McDowell's performance as Alex.
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:33 AM
 
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Yeah, you missed a lot.
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I don't think it is a great movie, but it is an interesting movie with some great moments. The moral point of the movie is also a 180 degree opposite from the moral point of the novel (which is a great book).
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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As far as I'm concerned, nothing. Couldn't stand the movie.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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But ... but ... it contained heaps of mindless violence! Lol.
I was too young to see it when it came out due to it's R-rating. When I finally got to see it I was rather disappointed myself.
From what I can gather, it was over-hyped simply because it pushed 'acceptable' boundaries of the times.
Back then, any religious calls for a movie to be banned would guarantee a rise in ticket sales.
I did see it when it first came out, and I agree with you...it was a boundaries-pushing movie. Kubrick was hot at the time and sex and violence in films were often overdone as the industry broke loose of the old mores. But to me it was like the fat man who sits down and eats a whole box of Hostess Ho Hos in one sitting...no self-control at all.
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