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Well, Clip My Eyes Open and Color Me Surprised!

According to CNN, Entertainment Weekly has voted Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, based on the sf novel by Anthony Burgess, the 2nd all-time most controversial movie. (Coming in first was Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ.)

I saw that movie a long, long time ago and some of the imagery still remains vivid. (Besides the aforementioned eyes-wide-open scene, I seem to remember a shoe-licking and somebody being bludgeoned with a giant, porcelain…ummm…oh, never mind.) I would like to see the movie again, but I’d like to wait until I read the book, which waits patiently in a box somewhere.

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

2 Comments on Well, Clip My Eyes Open and Color Me Surprised!

  1. I don’t see how The Passion is more controversial than Last Temptation of Christ. You don’t get more controversial than getting shut down a few days after your first screening.

  2. joshua corning // June 12, 2006 at 10:27 pm //

    you have not read “A clock work orange”??!?!?!

    oh man..

    yeah it is friggen awsome and it won’t piss you off…i give it a 3.5 stars..hell i give it a 4.

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