Episode 101: Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange”
In 1971, Stanley Kubrick took a very controversial novel by Anthony Burgess and adapted into an icon and arguably his most popular film. “A Clockwork Orange” remains a very divisive film even by the author of the original source material. Stanley Kubrick transformed a dystopian English backdrop into a loud and garish piece of pop art, while lead Malcolm McDowell gave his most notable performance as our anti-hero Alex.
Why did Stanley Kubrick’s version of “A Clockwork Orange” displease the author of the novel Anthony Burgess? Why is “A Clockwork Orange” so well-received by young moviegoers? And how did “A Clockwork Orange” change the way Stanley Kubrick made movies?
Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” is the subject of episode 101 of the AuteurCast…