• Syncopated Eyeball

      I have mixed feelings about the movie but I’m sure it’s a powerful piece of art. Disturbing in parts to me, but a source of continued fascination.
      I’ve not yet read Burgess’s book, in part because I don’t have the patience to read the language of Alex and his ‘droogs’.
      I have a copy on hand though in case I suddenly decide to put the extra effort in.

    • Syncopated Eyeball

      I didn’t find it quite as disturbing as that, but there are a few scenes and images etched on my mind, some quite alarming, e.g. the large ceramic penis sculpture coming crashing down, as if into one’s face, from the POV if the woman who being raped.

  1. Claude

    My son tried so hard to make me see “A Clockwork Orange.” and read Poe’ books. Never could. From day one of my life, I’ve Never been a fan of horrifying fairy tales, movies and images. I always wondered why people would seek this type of uneasy, disturbing moments. Bad enough when real life provides them uninvited. Yes, I know, I might be missing great Art. Like Hieronymus Bosh. I guess I might have less nightmares!

    The photo is powerful. I probably would have run away from that THING on the sidewalk,,. hoping it wouldn’t follow me around.

  2. spilledinkguy

    I’m embarrassed… I STILL haven’t seen ‘A Clockwork Orange’! I know our library has a copy, but I never seem to see it when I’m there… the combination of that and my forgetfulness is a problem sometimes.

    • Syncopated Eyeball

      You might not like it, Robert. I wouldn’t say it’s one of my favourite films but it’s great visually and very thought provoking. It demonstrates well the pervasiveness of violence in its varied forms within our societies.

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