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Similarities – Funeral Parade of Roses and A Clockwork Orange

Posted in cinema, clockwork orange, mod, reviews/opinions, video with tags , , , on April 20, 2008 by reccaphoenix

It’s a fact – A Clockwork Orange emulated the visual style of several scenes and elements of Funeral Parade of Roses, which came out several years earlier in 1969. This article will discuss the similarities between the two, and my overall impressions of said “borrowing.”
First of all, this article is not meant to say that A Clockwork Orange is a bad film because of this – the films’ plots and overall constructions of timespace are vastly different, and ACO is still a brilliant film. And besides, many people who have seen Funeral Parade of Roses did so because they heard about how much Kubrick loved and used things from the film.
First there’s the sped-up long take set to electronic, happy classical music. FPR uses it during Continue reading

Trainspotting and A Clockwork Orange

Posted in cinema, clockwork orange, reviews/opinions with tags , , , , , , on January 23, 2008 by reccaphoenix

I recently saw the movie “Trainspotting,” and noticed many eerie similarities between the film and “A Clockwork Orange.” You could write it all off as coincidence except for the fact that when the guys are in the nightclub where Rent Boy meets his underage lover: there is a room with black walls with (“Voloko” + something) written on them in the same font and style as the Moloko bar in ACO. Also, the shot there where it slowly zooms in to the guys is basically a reverse of Kubrick’s opening shot in ACO. So, given that the director/set designer directly references ACO, the similarities don’t seem all that coincidental!

“But Trainspotting was based on a book!” you say. “I’m sure the book didn’t have that shot in it!” This is true. And all these concurrences could be a matter of synchronicity. But I thought it would be interesting to point ’em out. So, here we go… Continue reading

Clockwork Orange – new DVD + Alex’s OTHER favorite music

Posted in cinema, clockwork orange, music with tags , , , , , on January 3, 2008 by reccaphoenix

So one of my favourite new Xmas presents was the new special edition DVD of A Clockwork Orange….Malcolm McDowell’s commentary really makes it interesting! While watching the film through again, I noticed this….

poptape

^ ^This is the tape Alex removes from the player to listen to Beethoven. ^ ^

If I’m not mistaken, this is one of the “top 10” records at the music store, Goggly Gogol, the type of crappy pop music that book-Alex condemns. HA, but he was listening to it!

Now hold on, you say, it could be a leftover of some OTHER time he invited girls over. That could be true Continue reading

Hahaha, Malcolm McDowell on Conan O’Brien

Posted in cinema, clockwork orange, fun stuff to do, television, video with tags , , , , , , , on November 28, 2007 by reccaphoenix

This is great! Malcolm McDowell talks all about playing Alex.

“The only redeeming feature of Alex is that he listens to Beethoven”

“Oh, I thought his only redeeming feature was that he wears a bowler.”

HAHAHA…

Part II of the interview was here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB3hFBABf7M

Conan doesn’t forget to ask all about the infamous “Caligula” as well. >: )

Incredibly Funny…Kubrick parodies

Posted in animation, cinema, clockwork orange, fun stuff to do, shameless parody, video with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2007 by reccaphoenix

Something I found randomly on youtube.

AKIRA + Clockwork Orange a.k.a. OHHHHHHHH!

Posted in animation, anime, cinema, clockwork orange, manga, reviews/opinions with tags , , , , , , on November 4, 2007 by reccaphoenix

reccaspriteOHHHHHHHH!

The other day I saw a website point out this similarity and then it occurred to me – AKIRA (the manga/comic is waaaay better than the film btw) is basically A Clockwork Orange in cyberpunk Japan, at which point I said something like “OHHHHHHHHH!”  Rival gangs in which the members dress alike, who take drugs w/drinks, a kid who gets taken in and re-programmed by the government.  That’s where the similarities end, as Continue reading

A Clockwork Orange…the video game?

Posted in artwork, cinema, clockwork orange, fun stuff to do, reviews/opinions, shameless parody with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2007 by reccaphoenix

The other night I had the strangest dream, that I was playing some cute pixellated gameboy advance-looking Clockwork Orange video game on a gameboy or something. As dreams often do, this one seemed to confuse the actual events of the movie…For some reason the setting was an island and a castle town. 0_o? Well, it made perfect sense when I was dreaming it anway.

This is *an artist’s* cruddy rendering of sort of what the game looked like in my dream except it’s closer to the actual movie:

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And now for something else: If this WAS to be done, what kind of genre would it best fit into?…..

  • Text Adventure: I could see this possibly working out, but there’s the “language” barrier. But of course the hilarious possibility of having something like this ensue….

A DIRTY OLD HOBO IS SINGING IN THE STREET

>>give money to hobo

ALEX GAVE MONEY TO THE HOBO.

ALEX WAS BEATEN TO DEATH BY HIS OWN MINIONS FOR BEING TOO NICE.

  • RPG: No way, it would be ridiculous, don’t even wanna discuss it.
  • VN (Visual Novel): Well, something I could actually program myself. But I’m not a creative enough artist and it would be more of the same thing as the film… And if you tried to throw in choices or something…. it would be as ridiculous as the example I was talking about for a text adventure…
  • Beat-em-up: Hell yes! I could TOTALLY see this game being like Streets of Rage or Final Fight. You could sort of expand the gang warfare aspect of the story… It might end up being like Grand Theft Auto or something…. but of course all of that has to come to an end when Alex gets caught.
  • GTA clone: Again, hell yes! What genre was better made to handle ultraviolence, eh? >: )
  • Fighting game: Well….there’s a FEW characters you could use, but I could only see this working out if it was something like…. (laughs evilly >: D Read the rest of this post and find out my evil plan! Continue reading