Finally got a chance to viddy the first half of Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange this afternoon. Real horrorshow stuff.
I’m finding that I really don’t remember seeing it, and I’m wondering if I was spaced out back in ’71 because I usually remember movies very well. For the first viewing (now, on DVD–kinda neat watching a movie on the laptop!) I’m just watching it through without referencing Anthony Burgess’ book at all. But I am finding that the music, as someone suggested, is a very large part of the impact. Alex and two teenyboppers romping naked to the William Tell Overture is definitely more effective with a/v effects.
There are some ironic elements to watching a 1971 movie DVD on my laptop in 2006, as the main character of Alex in his future world, sticks a cassette tape into a player to listen to Mozart.