Episode 107. Ultraviolence: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

 
Time to take a break from the ol’ Ludwig Van and join us at the Korova Milkbar for a trip into the near dystopian future of A Clockwork Orange. From our Pavlovian responses, to patient care and British Literature, we’ll slooshy what Kubrick’s film has to offer. 
 
 

REQUIRED READING

A Clockwork Orange. Dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1971.
 

EXTRA CREDIT

The Angry Young Men Movement. An overview of the literary movement that shocked a nation in the late 1950s. 
 
Commedia Dell’Arte: An Actor’s Handbook. An in-depth look at the Italian theatre practice and all the characters within it, including the Alex reminiscent Il Capitano. 
 
Stanley Strangelove. The seminal pearl-clutcher by Pauline Kael for the New Yorker in 1972.
 

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2 thoughts on “Episode 107. Ultraviolence: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

  1. This was a different episode which I greatly appreciated. I am a bit squeamish around violence but gave this a “go.” It was worth the effort but your dialogue brought a deeper understanding of the work. I have to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for adding a “BLADE” episode next month (with “Constantine” – great pairing). My gratitude for what I consider the greatest podcast in North America!

  2. FictionIsntReal says:

    On the subject of Pauline Kael’s review, it’s worth reading Andrew Sarris’ response to that (as well as contemporary criticism of other controversial movies of the time):
    https://www.villagevoice.com/2011/01/31/kubrick-peckinpah-dirty-harry-and-john-wayne-1972-cinema-awash-in-ultra-violence/

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