Doing It the Kubrick Way: Clockwork Orange Making-Of
Stanley Kubrick is one of the masters we can’t get enough information about. His body of work is diverse and powerful, and each one of his film stands on its two legs, bringing something to its genre and the general discussion about filmmaking. Today felt like a good day to share Clockwork Orange making-of that covers from Kubrick’s decision to adapt Anthony Burgess’s book (after he’d said it was impossible for him to do so) to the release of the movie, and its impact on the audience as well as on Kubrick himself.
What I particularly enjoyed in this making-of is that it shows clearly Kubrick’s way of doing things, that is: infusing a balance between a strong leadership and an openness to ideas and suggestions, regardless from where they would come. Some of Clockwork Orange strongest touches (the eyelashes, ‘Singing in The Rain‘) are the results of suggestions that Kubrick had the good sense to listen to and embrace.
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