In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan.
In this documentary, we follow Stanely Kubrick as he creates one of the most controversial films of all time, one that retains its power to shock audiences, even after 35 years. At the time... See full summary »
He is considered by many the greatest film director the medium has ever known. Yet in a 45-year career, Stanley Kubrick's films number only a dozen. That he strove for perfection is well ... See full summary »
Still Tickin': The Return of A Clockwork Orange (2000)
*** (out of 4)
Malcolm McDowell, directors Sam Mendes and Mary Harron are joined by writers like Mark Kermode, Alexander Walker, Blake Morrison as well as British Board of Film Classification member Ken Penry among others as they discuss the controversial nature of Stanley Kubrick's A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.
This British documentary basically takes a look at the issues the film had in the U.K. including it originally being released uncut and how Stanley Kubrick withdrew the film from viewing. The most fascinating aspect of this documentary deals with why Kubrick removed it from Britain and yet let it appear everywhere else in the world. The word had always been he was worried about his families safety but the documentary makes you wonder if it was something else. The nature of the rape scenes in the movie are debated as is what impact the movie will have once it is re-released in the U.K..
The interviews are quite good and there's no doubt that the subject is a fascinating one. If you're a fan of the film then you'll certainly want to watch this as it gives you another view of the film and the damage that it might or might not cause.
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