final_cut Posted March 22, 2005 Share Posted March 22, 2005 Häromdagen hittade jag en interessant filmrecension av Roger Ebert, daterat 11 feb. 1972. Är interesserad av vad ni tycker om hans reflektion av filmen. För er som har sett filmen och har tid att läsa, vill säga. Nedan följer utdrag ur artikeln. Jag har tagit mig friheten att förkorta delar för att få med det viktigaste, men det är i grunden samma text och kan läsas i sin helhet på http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article? AID=/19720211/REVIEWS/202110301/1023&template=printart - - Stanley Kubrick´s A Clockwork Orange is an ideological mess, a paranoid right-wing fantasy masquerading as an Orwellian warning. It pretends to oppose the police state and forced mind control, but all it really does is celebrate the nastiness of its hero, Alex. - - I realize by calling him (Alex) a sadistic rapist - just like that - is to stereotype poor Alex a little. But Kubrick doesen´t give us much more to go on, except that Alex likes Beethoven in the same way that Kubrick likes to load his soundtrack with familiar classical music - to add a cute, cheap, dead-end dimension. - - No effort is made to explain his (Alex) inner workings or take apart his society. Indeed, there´s not much to take apart; both Alex and his society are smart-nose pop-art abstractions. Kubrick hasen´t created a future world in his imagination - he´s created a trendy decor. - - Alex is violent because it is necessary for him to be violent in order for this movie to entertain in the way Kubrick intends. Alex has been made into a sadistic rapist not by society, not by his parents, not by the police state, not by centralization and not by creeping fascism - but by Stanley Kubrick. Alex is all his. - - Kubrick has used visuals to nudge us toward a pal-ship with Alex. This isen´t just simple visual quoation, I think. Alex turns into a wide eyed child at the end of A Clockwork Orange, and smiles mischievously as he has a fantasy of rape. We´re now supposed to cheer because he´s been cured of the anti-rape, anti-violence programming forced upon him by society during a prison "rehabilitation" process. - - What in hell is Kubrick up to here? Does he really want us to identify with the antisocial tilt of Alex´s psychopatic little life? In a world where the society is criminal, of course, a good man must live outside the law. But that isn´t what Kubrick is saying. He actually seems to be implying something simpler and more frightening: that in a world where society is criminal, the citizsen might as well be a criminal, too. - - A Clockwork Orange commits another, perhaps even more unforgivable, artistic sin. It is just plain talky and boring. You know there´s something wrong with a movie when the last third feels like the last half. Vem sade att filmkritiker inte vet vad de snackar om. Men filmkritik eller ej, det är inte vad det handlar om nu. Jag håller med honom, även om jag inte gör det. Hur ställer ni er till hans inställning till filmen? 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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