Tonight I watched A Clockwork Orange for the first time. I have been apprehensive about watching this since I’m not a Stanley Kubrick fan and the last time I watched his movie, I was very unsettled afterward. Thanks to some helpful prodding, I was encouraged to try it and wasn’t AS horrified as I guess I could’ve been. Obviously I was prepared but the fanciful nature of which the film was shot helped placate some of the horrific scenes. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll never watch this again. Definitely not my kind of film, but it’s definitely unique on the film landscape. Part action, part horror, part psychological thriller, it pushes all the boundaries—and all of your buttons—to challenge your expectations of movies.
Still, it wasn’t very pleasant to watch at all. I watched a silly romance flick afterward to distract myself.
Only a few more films to go before I wrap up the AFI 100 challenge!
AFI 100 total=96, Remaining=4