Monday, February 2, 2009

7th Art: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" (1971) doesn't lose its sharpness and remains a benchmark in filmmaking. The main lessons of the movie are as actual today as they were 38 years ago, I would list among them:
  • Human beings are as innately violent as they are innately repelled by violence.
  • Redemption has no meaning without free will.
  • Violence has a tendency to spread and multiply through collective action.
  • Organized violence by the state represents the ultimate form of ultraviolence (the references to Nazism in the movie help to make the point).
Here's the trailer of the movie, very 70's indeed!

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