'A Clockwork Orange' Review By Corey W.

Got milk?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPq1tnrH_eM (please play as you read review)

Lets get mad...

"Is this anger that housed in my shell I hide,

Normal beyond a doubt or will it subside?

A violent entity, I have always been but is this anger too much?

Everyone has their vices, why can't they see that it's my crutch?

Is it wrong for me to defend my own honor?

Without this aggression I'd be just another goner.

It kept me sane, it kept me alive.

It made me whole, it made me strive.

Take me for me, or leave me to seclusion.

Other than accepting there can be no resolution.

I am what I am, please just cope.

Because I can't be your winter, walking on a tightrope"

Coming across this poem on the internet I immediately thought of A Clockwork Orange. So dark, vicious, and misunderstood, my brothers.

Late last night after celebrating my birthday, my brothers, I watched two of my most favorite cinematic treasures; David Fincher's roaring masterpiece that is Fight Club, and Stanley Kubrick's brilliant study of the nature of violence. What better way to spend a birthday than a double feature that consists of brilliancy and dark character studies. Its been years since I've seen the masterpiece that it truly is and instantly after finishing it I was inspired to write something on it. One of the maddest, sickest, and strangely hilarious films from the 70s (and that I've ever seen), it is a film that can't be missed. Though hard to watch at times, you can't go wrong with Alex DeLarge.

"Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! It was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest spun heaven metal. Or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As i slooshied i knew such lovely pictures."

In order for a movie to be a masterpiece, you need a character twisted but likeable, one that you can't fully understand. What makes Fight Club such a great movie is the mind-puzzle from our favorite Narrator. Your watching the film and can't fully understand the character, therefore, you love that character. Alex DeLarge is a sick, disturbed teen in this film who runs a gang of misfit delinquents. The character is completely mad and even so singing such a warm song like Singing in the Rain, he becomes terrifying to watch. That's what makes Alex such a famous character though and memorable. Thanks to a memorizing performance by Malcolm McDowell, Alex will be a no forgettable character always in my mind. Without a character that you won't remember years after seeing the film, it can't truly be a masterpiece...can it? I think not, my brothers, I think not!

"I jumped, O my brothers, and I fell hard but I did not snuff it, oh no. if I had snuffed it, I would not be here to tell what I have told."

Without such a brilliant, well-crafted plot, A Clockwork Orange would just be a story of a delinquent bastard. Taking the antics of violence and turning them into a character study, A Clockwork Orange turns from a violent film of torture and darkness to a movie about life-changing occurrences and shows a message that people can change no matter how dark a path they've been down. Its amazing the way this movie presents itself from start to finish, and it helps make it one of my true favorites in heart.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9n1T6BX4s0) ---Switch the music please.

"It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen."

This and 2001 are my all-time favorite works from Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick adapted Anthony Burgress' excellently (check out the book if you haven't. Worth the read if you love the film) and has crafted perfect dialogue, incredible direction, and everything the perfect film needs. It's sad to think that Kubrick is gone from this world, but these are the classic masterpieces that keep his soul living with us movie-buffs today!

"No time for the old in-out, love, I've just come to read the meter."

It's a mad, mad, mad, mad, mad film ladies and gentlemen and it honestly doesn't get better than that. Call it what you want, but it is no more than a masterpiece, my brothers. No more than what is one of the greatest pieces of cinema of all time. If you haven't seen A Clockwork Orange yet and plan not to, we shall hopefully meet one day and I can then go mad as I sing in the rain.

My birthday was just decent until I wrapped it up with this wonderful movie...

"I was cured, all right!"

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK7Wd1RWSL0&feature=related) One last switch to wrap up.

Thanks for the read!

-Written by Corey Wood

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Comments (25)

  1. Nicholaus XX

    @narrator -- Lol, that's usually the response I get when I say that.

    4 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  2. the Narrator

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx, you haven't seen this OR Pulp Fiction? Wowzahs. Lol. Get on it man!

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  3. Nicholaus XX

    @dan1 -- It seems, I have yet to see this and "Pulp Fiction", mainly due to their content. Aha.

    4 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  4. Dan

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx .......................... :O

    This is a superb film. You will not be disappointed. What you will be is shocked, and left thinking about it, which is the hallmark of any worthy classic.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. Nicholaus XX

    @corey -- Wow, sounds like an awesome birthday,(happy-late birthday!) I absolutely love "Fight Club", but I have yet to see "A Clockwork Orange". Anyway, bravo on the review. Loved the layout and everything.

    4 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  6. skywise

    @corey I really really loved this piece man. Great read and your love for these masterpieces is unbridled. How 'bout a bit of the ol' ultraviolence?

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. Corey W.

    To what do I owe the extreme pleasure of this surprising comment? :P @dan1

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  8. Dan

    @corey Welly welly welly welly welly welly welly welly, little brother.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  9. SpaceCowboy

    @corey Poem and quotes are cool, links were...I dunno. Seemed like too much work to read this. You should make a video review with those songs playing. There's an idea. lol

    4 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  10. Corey W.

    @SpaceCowboy Really? hmm..I thought links, quotes, and poems made this review more fun and different. oh well. Thanks bro!

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  11. SpaceCowboy

    @corey Nice! Awesome movie and what a great way to spend a birthday. The youtube links kind of kill the review in my opinion, but other than that, this was a good read.

    4 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  12. Corey W.

    @kazuma Thanks!

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  13. Corey W.

    @narrator I know you love Fight Club as well. That is where the inspiration in your name comes from right? Thanks for the birthday wish also vdude. Have a great 4th! :D

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  14. Kazuma415

    Great review, lad. Now it's time for some of the old in out.

    4 years agoby @kazumaFlag

  15. the Narrator

    @corey, lol, understandable statement buddy, with these flicks - (Fight Club, ACwO, Citizen Kane, TSN, TDK(arguably), etc). Don't let my slight comments detract the fact that this was a good review. Lol.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  16. Corey W.

    @bawnian-dexeus You should! Worth it man. Thanks :)

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  17. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Must check this out. Great read.

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  18. Corey W.

    @moviegeek Fail. :P Still, maybe an online viewing or a rental if you can find it :D

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  19. Corey W.

    @narrator "In order for a movie to be a masterpiece, you need a character twisted but likeable, one that you can't fully understand." That isn't true, I know, but I only say that as this and Fight Club are my top two favorite flicks.

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  20. the Narrator

    @corey - "In order for a movie to be a masterpiece, you need a character twisted but likeable, one that you can't fully understand." While This statement is DEFINITELY not true (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Godfather, Casablanca, etc), I enjoyed this review. I'm sorry that I didn't recognize your birthday yesterday, but Happy B-Day man, as well as independence day.

    Also, while I'm sure you loved the film, and calling it a character study is definitely one of the right thing of many things to call it, I don't necessarily agree with this, "A Clockwork Orange turns from a violent film of torture and darkness to a movie about life-changing occurrences and shows a message that people can change no matter how dark a path they've been down."

    That latter part doesn't really reign true when you look at the film and the "circ*mstances" that made Alex "change" in the first place. Still, great review! Now I'll have a drink of milk!

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  21. moviegeek

    @corey I do not. I had a free preview of it a few weeks ago and this movie was on, but it was only on at like 3 in the morning on the first day of the preview. I didn't want to wait until 1 a.m. when the preview started to schedule recording it :P

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  22. Corey W.

    But then again, this read is much more fun if you've seen the film! Watch it online now! Totally worth it, man! @moviegeek

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  23. Corey W.

    @moviegeek Well, no spoilers to be shown so no worries, friend. Do you have Encore?

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  24. moviegeek

    Gah! I've never seen this one :P You've piqued my interest more than it ever was. I'll go *facepalm* for a while... :P Great review!

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag