3. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Date First Watched: 28/06/2005
Date Last Watched: 27/11/2011
# Viewings: 4+

Before even delving into the content, Kubrick crafts a perfect film – from the visuals to the score to the acting. The film boasts not only two of my all-time favourite film scenes (Singin’ in the Rain and the ‘March’), but one of my favourite soundtracks and favourite film performances. And its commentary on violence, sex, conformity, society and the nature of man is witty and biting and despite being filmed over 40 years ago, still worryingly applicable today (and is likely timeless).

As a strong believer in ‘When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man’, ‘Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him’ and ‘The important thing is moral choice. Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice may operate. Life is sustained by the grinding opposition of moral entities’, this film is very relatable and important to me.


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