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#542. A Clockwork Orange

  • Year: 1971
  • Country: Great Britain
  • Production: Warner Bros, 137m
  • Director: Stanley Kubrick
  • Producer: Stanley Kubrick
  • Screenplay: Stanley Kubrick, from book by Anthony Burgess
  • Photography: John Alcott
  • Music: Walter Carlos
  • Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Adrienne Corri, Miriam Karlin, Godfrey Quigley, Anthony Sharp, Warren Clarke
  • Oscar Noms: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing

Abridged Book Description

Stanley Kubrick's most controversial film, a social sci-fi fable made in 1971, was withdrawn in the United Kingdom by the director himself for nearly 30 years despite its initial, phenomenally successful but heavily criticized release. It resurfaced, enveloped in mystique, not long after his death. A Clockwork Orange is still electrifying, a bold transition into cinematic terms of the dystopian Anthony Burgess novel that was itself published to a mixture of acclaim and notoriety in 1959 and was long believed unfilmable... Sensationally stylish and often startlingly funny, with a delirious soundtrack, A Clockwork Orange still packs far more punch than its many blatantly derivative descendants.