Tag Archives: Kubrick

Happy Birthday, Alex

On their 50th anniversary, “A Clockwork Orange” and its sociopathic antihero still have the power to disturb. Read more in an essay by Martin Amis in the New York Times Book Review. (I totally forgot that I had previously posted this.) Advertisements

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A Clockwork Orange

It’s hard to believe, but it’s the 50th anniversary of the publication of Anthony Burgess‘s “A Clockwork Orange.” The novel is known for the extreme violence of its protagonist Alex and his droog friends, as well as the droogs’ use of the argot Nadsat. Although the Modern Library placed “A Clockwork Orange” on its list …

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Dr. Strangelove

Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” is one of the greatest movies of all time, and one that has stood the test of time. However, the film could have had a different (and shorter) title, such as “Dr. Doomsday Meets Ingrid Strangelove” or “Dr. Strangelove’s Secret …

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One: A Space Odyssey

I don’t really understand the appeal of the apparently popular Lego video games, but here’s an amusing Lego video of “2001: A Space Odyssey” (minus the slower parts of the movie). You can find more videos by Spite Your Face Productions here.

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