Monday, December 10, 2012

A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick, 1971

Protagonist Alex is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programed to detest violence. If he goes through the program his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

If...., Lindsay Anderson, 1968

In this allegorical story, a revolution lead by pupil Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell) takes place at an old established private school in England.