Cohabitation Collection – A Clockwork Orange
Details: Stiletto owned as a gift from Stache. Both had seen.
Stache’s Take & Rating:
I love Stanley Kubrick . The man is a genius at provoking the audience. His composed frames are instantly recognizable. And his breadth of genres is unparalleled. He’s influenced everything from historical epics, political satire, war movie – to this, a science fiction psychodrama.
This movie blew my mind when I first saw it as an impressionable 14-year old. More out of shock value than understanding of the implications it puts on current society (and in this case, that society was a reflection of the early ’70’s). And while the “future” doesn’t look quite like what Kubrick thought back then, the look at society is just as fresh.
And while it’s not one of my top Kubrick movies it’s always worth another look.
Stache’s Take: Dave Wanndstedt Stache***
Stiletto’s Take & Rating:
I don’t know exactly why, but this was my favorite movie growing up. I loved the mischievous overtone of the movie. Alex was such a likable deviant. The gang’s escapades were so strange, but interesting.
Watching Clockwork Orange as an adult, there’s so many other things I liked about this movie. It seems that every second of the movie, one of your senses are being stimulated. Uniquely visual dispensers at the milk bar. Beautiful and diverse ways the sounds of Ludwig Van are incorporated throughout. The strange and sharp banter between the gang members. The smart ways the story comes full circle on almost every scenario visited in the movie.
I would definitely recommend this to someone is not easily offended by the “ultra-violence” and is up for a long and interesting ride. Here are some great trivia tidbits from IMDB on the flick.
Stiletto’s Take: 70’s Milk Bar Platform Boots ****
Average Guy/Girl Rating: ***1/2