Malcolm McDowell in Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" (1971)

A Clockwork Orange (1972) Written and directed by Stanley Kubrick
Malcolm McDowell as Alex and Richard Connaught as Billy Boy (not pictured)

Alex: Ho, ho, ho! Well, if it isn’t fat, stinking, billy goat Billy Boy in poison. How art thou, thou globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip oil? Come and get one in the yarbles, if ya have any yarbles, ya eunuch jelly thou!
Billy Boy: Let’s get ’em, boys!

One Response to “A Clockwork Orange (1971)”

  1. One of the defining films of the 1970’s (for me it vies with BARRY LYNDON as Kubrick’s greatest masterpiece) this dystopian look at “ultraviolence” takes a harrowing view of gangs and psychiatry, and makes as perfect a use of classical music as just about any other film. (Sales of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony were given a big boost upon the film’s release.) McDowell of course gives one of the cinema’s towering performances, and the over-the-top Magee contributes a brilliantly eerie turn.

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