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The Secrets of Beethoven’s Fifth, the World’s Most Famous Symphony

Revered by music lovers of temperaments as varied as Peanuts’ Schroeder and A Clockwork Orange’s Alex, Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most celebrated composers in the Western classical music canon. Symphony No. 5 in C minor is surely one of his most recognized, and frequently performed works, thanks in large part to its dramatic opening motif — dun-dun-dun-DAH! Music educator Hanako Sawada’s entertaining TED-Ed lesson, animated by Yael Reisfeld above, delves into the story behind thi...
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12 Movies Like The Matrix Sci-Fi Fans Have To Check Out

In 1999, fans were highly anticipating the release of the "Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace," which had been generating hype since its trailer debut the previous November. However, while science fiction aficionados ended up largely disappointed with the direction of George Lucas' prequel, there was another, unexpected place to turn for a mind-bending narrative and state of the art special effects: "The Matrix." The Wachowski's game-changing action flick beat "Star Wars" to theaters by l...
Tags: London, Movies, San Francisco, Mouse, Roger Ebert, Army, Cambridge, Stanley Kubrick, Trinity, Edinburgh, Terry Gilliam, Anthony Burgess, David Mitchell, Darren Aronofsky, George Lucas, Spielberg


A Clockwork Orange's Controversy Explained

Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" was once an X-rated film that Roman Catholics in the U.S. were forbidden from seeing. The movie, which earned a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars, is now in the National Film Registry, and it made AFI's list of the 100 greatest American movies of all time. Since it was a British co-production, it also made BFI's list of the 100 best British films. However, Warner Bros. withdrew it from release in the U.K. in 1973 — at Kubrick's behest — and it was not u...
Tags: England, Movies, Stanley Kubrick, Kubrick, Warner Bros, Anthony Burgess, BFI, Alex, National Film Registry, Burgess, AFI, Clockwork Orange, MPAA Motion Picture Association Of America, Clockwork Orange Alex, Alex DeLarge Malcolm McDowell, AFI Catalog


Stanley Kubrick's Most Iconic Characters Ranked

Stanley Kubrick had an incredibly impactful career. Despite working in the film industry for over 50 years, he only directed 13 feature films. His work was known for the amount of preparation it demanded, with Kubrick taking an average of four years to prepare each movie. As his career progressed, he took longer and longer between each project -- there was a 12-year gap between "Full Metal Jacket" and "Eyes Wide Shut," his last movie. Kubrick's work is associated with a variety of things, but fo...
Tags: Europe, England, Movies, Jack Nicholson, Time, Stephen King, Malcolm McDowell, Cruise, Paris, Pyle, Stanley Kubrick, Kubrick, William, Anthony Burgess, Jack, Tom Cruise


The 22 best dystopian novels to read in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Dystopian novels are a speculative science fiction subgenre. From classics to fantastical new releases, here are 22 can't-miss dystopian books. Want more books? Check out the best science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. Dystopian novels are set in speculative versions of our world - some apocalyptic, others plagued by disease or violence - that imagine society ...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Suzanne Collins, China, Ray Bradbury, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Earth, United States, George Orwell, Margaret Atwood, Anthony Burgess, Kazuo Ishiguro, Alex, Vermont


The 10 Best Sci-Fi Movie Villains

It's long been said that heroes are only as good as the villains that face them. That's even more true in science fiction. In sci-fi, the villains aren't just foils. They're an integral for world-building, as their diabolical machinations and motivations help reflect the environment that created them. At their best, they're also flawed, complex, and relatable. The sci-fi villains who endure in our memories for decades aren't the ones that nearly win, but instead the ones who tell a story that th...
Tags: Movies, Microsoft, Australia, Nazis, US, Stanley Kubrick, Josh Brolin, Skynet, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Darth Vader, Kubrick, Thor, Thanos, Smith, Noah Hawley, Alex


Stanley Kubrick’s ‘A Clockwork Orange’ Getting a 4K Ultra HD Release

It’s time for some moloko and fuzzy warbles. Stanley Kubrick‘s dystopian classic A Clockwork Orange is getting a 4K Ultra HD release. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced Tuesday that the film will be available in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range for the first time this fall. One for the Droogs It’s been 50 years since A Clockwork Orange debuted in theaters in 1971. The film was an adaptation of Anthony Burgess‘s 1962 novel of the same name, about a near-future where civilization...
Tags: Movies, News, Malcolm McDowell, Stanley Kubrick, Kubrick, Warner Bros, Anthony Burgess, Alex, Hdr, National Film Registry, Warner Bros Home Entertainment, Clockwork Orange, Alex DeLarge, Droogs, Malcom McDowell, United States Library of Congress


‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Honest Trailer: How Many Commercials Can You Cram Into One Movie?

For 25 years, fans have been waiting for a sequel to the live-action animated hybrid slam dunk of a movie that was Space Jam. But for the longest time, there was no point in making one without a basketball star to match up to the legacy of Michael Jordan. Then LeBron James came along, and even though he’s not as good of a basketball player, he’s at least a somewhat better actor in Space Jam: A New Legacy. It’s just a shame Warner Bros. Pictures decided to make a feature length commercial instea...
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‘The Purge’ Creator James DeMonaco Intended for ‘The Forever Purge’ to Be the Finale – But He Also Has a Pitch for a Sixth Film [Interview]

James DeMonaco didn’t expect The Purge to become what it has. The writer and director originally imagined the first movie as a small indie, but with backing from Blumhouse and Universal, we all know how it evolved: four sequels and a TV spin-off. It’s a series DeMonaco thought was coming to an end with The Forever Purge…but even that may change, if producer Jason Blum has his way. If the fifth film is the end, though, it does have a conclusion both for the story at hand and the franchise at lar...
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Changing a brain to save a life: how far should rehabilitation go?

The book and movie, A Clockwork Orange, powerfully asks us to consider the murky lines between rehabilitation, brainwashing, and dehumanization.There are a variety of ways, from hormonal treatment to surgical lobotomies, to force a person to be more law abiding, calm, or moral.Is a world with less free will but also with less suffering one in which we would want to live? Alex is a criminal. A violent and sadistic criminal. So, we decide to do something about it. We're going to "rehabilitate" h...
Tags: Prison, Brain, Innovation, Oxford, Philosophy, Anthony Burgess, Alex, Punishment, THOMSON, Free Will, Burgess, Ludovico, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, ECT, Molly Crockett, Clockwork Orange


The rejected hat styles of "A Clockwork Orange"

It's hard to imagine different types of hats than the ones worn by Alex and the other droogs in the 1971 dystopian classic, A Clockwork Orange. You'll be thankful for the choices made once you see some of the other hats and headgear choices costumers for the film considered. — Read the rest
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‘Violation’ Directors Explain How They Shot One of the Most Disturbing Movie Scenes of 2021 [Interview]

One of the most jarring, intense films to play at TIFF 2020 and Sundance 2021 was the revenge thriller Violation . Sure to divide audiences, the same ambivalence was shared by one of /Film’s staff critic. In his mixed review , Chris Evangelista called Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli’s work “unflinchingly brutal” yet “muddled,” while the “pervasive feeling of dread and horror is pitch-perfect” and that “there’s much here worth fixating on.” Whether or not you feel the film s...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Horror, Features, Lars von Trier, Michael Haneke, Violation, Hannibal, Harvey Keitel, Dexter, Mona Lisa, Rodney, Greta, Jesse, Dylan, Madeleine


The Morning Watch: The Angry Young Man Trope in Movies, An Archaeologist Reviews Treasure Scenes & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, a video essay explores the angry young man trope seen in movies like the new Star Wars trilogy, Black Panther, American History X, A Clockwork Orange and more. Plus, an archaeologist reviews scenes about tre...
Tags: Movies, Titanic, Tomb raider, New York University, Stargate, Joker, Sahara, National Treasure, Croft, Lara Croft, Clockwork Orange, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Mummy, Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark


Malcolm McDowell: 'I have no memory of doing most of my films'

He was once the embodiment of youthful rage and rebellion. Now, the Clockwork Orange star is reconciled to a life of golf, gangster flicks and the odd glimpse of geniusMalcolm McDowell was the insolent prince of early-70s cinema, the Liverpool salesman who stormed the establishment’s barricades. You can see him on screen in Lindsay Anderson’s If…., kickstarting a bloody revolution inside an English public school. You can see him in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, hanging with his droogs at...
Tags: Hollywood, Film, Malcolm McDowell, Culture, Liverpool, A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick, McDowell, Lindsay Anderson, Clockwork Orange, Korova


Wendy Carlos, pioneering composer, will finally get the biography she has earned

Wendy Carlos, a giant of electronic music composition, should at last get a complete, well-deserved biography. The book is set to be published next month. Due out in March. Michigan-based musicologist Amanda Sewell is set to profile the music legend in a debut title published by Oxford University Press, in a 264-page hardcover edition (and ebook) due on March 5. Sewell is also Music Director of Interlochen Public Radio. It’s welcome news. My understanding from friends with perso...
Tags: Music, Stories, Michigan, Carlos, Bach, Oxford University Press, Sewell, Clockwork Orange, Wendy Carlos, Amanda Sewell, Bob Moog, Interlochen Public Radio


Unseen sequel to Anthony Burgess's "A Clockwork Orange" found in his archives

Attention, Droogs! A sequel to Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange has turned up in the author's archives. According to Andrew Biswell, director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, the 200-page manuscript, titled "The Clockwork Condition," "provides a context for Burgess's most famous work, and amplifies his views on crime, punishment and the possible corrupting effects of visual culture." From the BBC News: Burgess himself described the work as a "major philosophical statement ...
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10 Golden Age science fiction novels

The early 20th century saw explosive growth for the science fiction genre. A wide range of these books would go on to become classics. These great works explore the strange, zany and absurd profundities of our existence. The first Golden Age of Science Fiction was officially considered to be from 1938 to 1946. As a whole and how most readers view it — the era extended into the early- to mid-1960s. From Jules Verne to earlier proto-science fiction works, the genre has gained more prominence an...
Tags: Art, Books, Science Fiction, London, Mexico, Time, Ray Bradbury, Earth, Culture, George Orwell, Innovation, Literature, Beethoven, Clarke, Arthur C Clarke, Stanley Kubrick


"$5 says that's not an AOW..."

OOCQOTD: "If that mope had a tax stamp for that thing, I'll eat my hat. Dude wouldn't know "subtle trolling" if you strapped him in that Clockwork Orange chair and made him watch a 24-hour @radicaleb video marathon." — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) January 2, 2019 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Clockwork Orange, Boomsticks, Teh Intarw3bz, Ignorance is no excuse for a law, T'hee, Tamara K


10 Movies That Somehow Didn’t Win an Oscar

10 movies that somehow didn’t win an Oscar The Academy Award is the greatest honor a movie can receive. An Oscar win gives a film’s box office draw a boost and allows the cast and crew to land bigger, better projects in the future. Oddly enough, sometimes a deeply moving film or an industry-changing classic doesn’t win a single Oscar. These are some of our beloved films snubbed by the Academy. 10. Shawshank Redemption (1994) After being wrongly accused of killing his wife and her lover, a ...
Tags: Movies, Jack Nicholson, Stephen King, Cameron, David Bowie, Leonardo Dicaprio, Stanley Kubrick, Nikola Tesla, Anthony Burgess, Ferris Bueller, Alfred Hitchcock, National Film Registry, Tarantino, Thomas Edison, John Cale, Ampas


Here Comes Disco Gufram

Are the 80s resurrecting whether we want them to or not? Fashion-forward brand Gufram would seem to answer in the affirmative. Their latest line—Disco Gufram—pays homage to the timeless transition between the 70s and 80s with “collections of objects that hark back to the age of the Dance Floor.” The set piece is the Dance Floor Carpets, polyamide tufted and printed rugs comprised of swirling striated shapes in the Disco colors of orange, pink, purple, and black. These carpets celebrate a bygon...
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One:12 Collective Alex DeLarge Figure

This is one that I've already pre-ordered... Mezco has introduced the One:12 Collective Alex DeLarge figure from the cult classic A Clockwork Orange . The figure, which features the likeness of actor Malcolm McDowell, includes a trio of uniquely expressive head portraits. Mezco estimates the figure will ship between August and October 2018. It's currently available to pre-order for $80.00. It will join several other A Clockwork Orange themed releases from Mezco. The ONE:12 Collective A C...
Tags: Toys, Malcolm McDowell, Clockwork Orange, Cane, Mezco Toys, Mezco, Alex DeLarge, Cane Cane


Hollywood Wants Gun Control — For Everyone But Them

Matt Damon wants gun control. In fact, he'd like to see the weapons all but eliminated. In July 2016, Damon was on a press junket when told reporter Sarah Thomas he wished the US would essentially ban guns, the same way Australia did in the 1990s.“You guys did it here in one fell swoop, and I wish that could happen in my country,” Damon said. “But it's such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly. We just can't."That summer, nobody could. Three weeks prior, a man had w...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Australia, Matt Damon, Disney, US, America, Research, Fbi, Afghanistan, Canada, Aclu, Clint Eastwood, Switzerland, James Bond


Book Notes - Scott Esposito "The Doubles"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Scott Esposito's The Doubles brilliantly blends memoir with film criticism. Alvaro Enrigue wrote of the book: "Scott Esposito is a true American cosmopolitan—full of ideas a...
Tags: Music, Youtube, Time, David, Eminem, Lars von Trier, Banksy, Killer Mike, Boyhood, David Lynch, Jay, Alex, Terrence Malick, Starr, Stephen, Robert Altman


Everything You Need To Know About The Handmaid's Tale Before Watching

Like a latent illness, The Handmaid’s Tale was introduced to the general public in 1986, but has been waiting until 2017 to blossom to its full potency. As with all effective science fiction, the novel's imagined future provides a lens through which we can reconsider our present. And through the distorted, misogynistic looking glass of The Handmaid’s Tale, our present isn’t looking too pretty.The dystopian novel, written by the incomparable, prolific Margaret Atwood, envisions an America utterl...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kim Kardashian, Congress, America, Canada, New York Times, Christian, Margaret Atwood, Hulu, Harold Pinter, Brave New World, Don, Virgin Mary, HANNAH, Natasha Richardson


A Brief History of X-Rated Movies Winning Oscars

In recent years, critically acclaimed films like Shame and Blue is the Warmest Color had their dreams of Oscars glory shot down due to their racy rating.The real difference between an R-rated and an NC-17 rated film? Sex. In fact, the term “NC-17” was first created in 1990 as an artistic alternative to the X rating, long associated with pornography. So, if a movie has a drawn-out intercourse scene or shows full nudity, the MPAA will brand it with the NC-17 — usually condemning the film to box o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, Texas, United States, Paris, Harvey Weinstein, Mpaa, Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman, Alex, Jon Voight, NC, Weinstein, Maria Schneider


H.G. Wells Reads Finnegans Wake & Tells James Joyce: It’s “A Dead End,” “You Have Turned Your Back on Common Men” (1928)

Images via Wikimedia Commons I first heard the phrase “terminal aesthetic” in a class on T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, who collaborated on the final version of Eliot’s post World War I edifice, That poem, went the argument, traveled so far out on the edge, with its fragmented language and incongruous literary and historical references, that it couldn’t possibly serve as a basis for new forms of writing. Instead, Eliot had walked to the end of a promontory, and planted a flag to mark a creative ...
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MondoCon 2016 Lineup Announced

Mondo has unveiled their lineup of panels, screenings, live music and food trucks for MondoCon 2016. Among the highlights are a panel where the audience picks a movie and artists Olly Moss, Jock and Jay Shaw collaborate to create the greatest (or worst) poster ever live on-stage, screenings of The Fountain and Clockwork Orange and much more. Hit the jump to see the whole listing. MondoCon 2016 Lineup and Releases The MondoCon 2016 press release follows: MONDOCON 2016 PROGRAMMING LINEUP AN...
Tags: Art, Texas, London, Movies, Malcolm McDowell, Chicago, Austin, Beethoven, Matt Taylor, Kubrick, Anthony Burgess, North America, Darren Aronofsky, Alex, Warner Brothers, Edgar Wright


A brutal way to live: the truth about tower blocks | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

From A Clockwork Orange to High-Rise, it’s no surprise that estates such as Thamesmead or Trellick Tower have inspired dystopian film-makingDevotees of brutalist architecture are likely to be disappointed by the news that the tower blocks of Thamesmead in south-east London – the buildings that provided the dystopian backdrop to the film of A Clockwork Orange – are due a £1.5bn facelift. Brutalism was once much maligned, but there’s been a resurgence of interest, in part inspired by the film adap...
Tags: London, Film, UK News, Architecture, A Clockwork Orange, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, Ballard, Thamesmead, Clockwork Orange


Goodbye To Johan Cruyff, The Man Who Invented Modern Soccer

Barcelona FC claims more than 91,000,000 fans on Facebook -- the highest number from any professional sports team, and the fifth most liked page overall. Fans of the beautiful game flock to consume and revel in the year-to-year brilliance of Barcelona's soccer, a club adorned with a dizzying amount of trophies, legends past and present, and above all, Lionel Messi. But to understand how Barcelona became the most beloved, powerful and successful soccer club on the planet, one only has to trace i...
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Clockwork Orange T-Shirts to Kill For

It was never supposed to be made. Stanley Kubrick was hard at work on another script when his wife happened to give him the book, and good thing she did.  The product of his resulting love for Anthony Burgess’s 1962 dystopian novel was the stunning masterpiece starring Malcolm McDowell, drug milk, and Nasdat.  Between its graphic violence and explicit sex, A Clockwork Orange was controversial, no doubt about it, but it made its mark in cultural and cinematic history (just like a few other Kubric...
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