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Well, well, well... broken link?
just click Original while I fix it
One of my favorite scenes from the whole movie.
The director's cut.
It's hard to believe Burgess hated this movie so much. More so that he thought the book was shit too.
Burgess didn't really hate the movie, he just had issues with Kubrick personally because Kubrick didn't want to make the movie into quite the moral parable that Burgess wanted it to be. Kubrick also didn't really keep Burgess as a "friend" for very long after the making of the film which sort of pissed him off.
according to McDowall Kubrick didn't keep anyone around for long, at least after Clockwork Orange. An extremely private man.
What's interesting about Clockwork Orange is that Burgess probably didn't really intend it to be a condemnation of state-sponsored anything, but rather a story about how an awful person can eventually make himself better if given the chance. Kubrick thought this was really dumb, so he opted to make the movie an accurate, dispassionate translation of the book and then remove the inferred ending of the book where Alex is getting tired of being his old self and would rather just live a normal life. Kubrick, rightly, thought this ending was totally at odds with his character and wanted to make the movie largely about how Alex is an asshole, but just about everyone surrounding him throughout his life are also assholes, which is way more darkly comic than the novel. The fact that the prison chaplain is pretty much the only genuinely "nice guy" was probably meant to be funny, but Burgess tried to parlay that into some pro-Christian thing that it showed that religion probably could have reformed Alex had the state not stepped in.
I'm going to extend oswalt's comment to, "just because you can find any sort of fault with someone doesn't mean they're a hack."
alright, alright, I'll admit to some hyperbole and not having read Earthly Powers. it's now on "the list."
jesus christ, you can't be reductive toward ANYTHING around here anymore
What Stanley Pain said. The original ending was cut from the American edition (and by extension the movie) because the publishers decided an American audience couldn't handle the moral ambiguity of Alex growing up into a normal adult, and needed to believe that Alex was "evil" in some kind of absolute, judeo-christian way.
They were probably right.
Basically, Kubrik shot the American version of the book because it was the more widely read version.
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They don't call him "dim" because he's eloquent.
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