Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What’s your favourite Kubrick?

You may agree with us: A Clockwork’s Orange is one of the best movies ever. Based on a book written by Anthony Burgess, this masterpiece was directed by Stanley Kubrick, one of the best filmakers of all time.


A Clockwork’s Orange was released in 1971, but Kubrick had been making movies from many years before. His filmography is outstanding and includes a great variety of movie genres. Paths Of Glory (1957) was probably his first critical success, a war/antiwar story that in a way anticipates to other films of this genre like Apocalypse Now or Born on the Fourth of July.

Analysing his career, it seems clear that Kubrick was always exploring new fields. During the sixties, he directed an epic production like Spartacus (1960), the controversial Lolita (1962, based on Vladimir Nabokov’s novel), the sinister and macabre antiwar comedy Dr Strangelove Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964) and 2001: A Space Odissey (1968), a Sci-Fi movie which would become a landmark in his career and in movie history. All very different, all fascinating, all looking for more than just telling a plain story.

When the next decade arose, Kubrick prefigurated the violent times ahead with A Clockwork’s Orange, a dark and shocking fantasy in which he explored the use and abuse of violence in a fictional British society in the future. Alex and his hooligan gang are the main characters of the movie; teenage misfits and killers at the beginning of the film, their luck changes to become victims of the same brutal society. From its obvious and explicit violence, the films offers many interpretations and, in that sense, is a classical Kubrick work.

A Clockwork’s Orange T-shirt has been in our catalog since the beginning of ilovewaterloo.com. As you can see in our website, it can be purchased in the classic orange color with a black stamp, but also in white, green and pink.

We have recently added a T-shirt of The Shining (1980) to our collection, but maybe it is time to pay tribute to Kubrick once again. Which of his movie could feature our next T-shirts collection. Could it be Paths of Glory? What about Lolita? 2001: A Space Odissey? Or the great Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove? Leave us your opinion!

2 comments:

Daniela said...

2001: A Space Odissey!!!

Definitely :)

I love everything about that film.

Viento del Sur o Indi said...

uhhh que dificil..

voto por Dr Strangelove