Cult classics, blockbusting hits & films time forgot, the YDT Film Club highlights some of our favourite films, both short and feature length.
For the first YDT Film Club, we will be taking a look at arguably one of the greatest films of all time, A Clockwork Orange.
My favourite movie of all time is whithout a doubt Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange.
I first watched it when I was 12 years old, and since then I have viddy it about 20 times. The surreal, dystopian setting had me hooked from the off, making me feel uncomfortable from begining to end.
It follows the story of Alex, a teenage delinquent who commits ultraviolance with his gang of droogies, before being caught, jailed and subjected to experimental therapy by the government.
The slang used throughout the film helps to cement the story into its world, with words like viddy (seen above) meaning see. This helps to show the audience that the world in A Clockwork Orange is living and breathing.
One of the most powerful scenes in the film comes near the start, as the main character, Alex, breaks into a home, attacking a man and wife while singing. The song choice and acting combine to great affect, showing Alex for what he really is, an ultraviolent psychopath.
Throughout the film, you can’t help but feel sorry for Alex. A guy trapped in a wolrd that oppresses at every corner. This becomes more apparantin the second act when this seemingly unrealatable character is humanised.
Unlike films today, the trailer helps to tell part of the story – without giving anything away. Watching the trailer after seeing the film, you can clearly see it was inspired by the governments brainwashing of inmates.
Every camera movement has purpose, the compositions are somehow both inviting, while keeping you at arms length.
A Clockwork Orange is a cinematic masterpiece.