AFI #70 – A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange - PosterA Clockwork Orange

1971

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Netflix says… In this Stanley Kubrick classic based on Anthony Burgess’s novel, teenage miscreant Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) wanders aimlessly amid a bleak, futuristic urban landscape, drinking drugged milk and listening to Beethoven with his fellow “droogs.” But he also spends his time stealing, raping and beating innocent people in nihilistic orgies of violence, all in an attempt to get his nightly kicks.

Uh… that movie was messed up. I think that I was ill prepared for just how disturbing this picture was. Before this, my earliest exposure to Malcolm McDowell was when he was the bad guy in Star Trek: Generations. His Star Trek villain pales in comparison to the psychopath he plays in this thing. I need to figure out some way to get the shower to reach my brain so I can scrub out these images.A Clockwork Orange - McDowell

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