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Old 12-14-07, 02:44 AM
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A Clockwork Orange should be remade

Now hear me out. There's a great story there. Truly great. I'm not terribly concerned with staying true to the book or anything like that (Honestly, I haven't read it). I think the characters and plot should be translated to a near future world. There's so much commentary there about political parties using Alex for their own gain. There's a lot to be said about ethics behind the methods involved in the experiment to make a person less prone to violence.

Take away all the perverted sex stuff in the movie (except the set decoration of milk bar that's awesome!) and have it focus more on Alex and less on his gang.

I think all the ingredients are there for an amazing film. Though I suppose having a murderer/rapist as your main protagonist doesn't bode too well with the studios. I say in the right hands it could be great.
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I could see a possibility of making one, but I don't think anyone could top Malcolm McDowells performance and narroration.
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disagree...its perfect the way it is why remake it?
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I think all the ingredients are there for an amazing film.
You're right. In fact, it's already been made.
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it's already a PERFECT movie. no need for a remake or re-imagining whatsoever.
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Remake it, and I will boycott the production studio involved FOREVER.

Serious.

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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I say it's already great.
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The day Kubrick movies start getting remade is the day I give up on cinema.



And before anyone mentions Lolita or The Shining, the former came out in 1962 and was held back by censorship and the latter was remade as a TV miniseries which doesn't count IMO. Plus The Shining is one of Kubrick's most flawed films, so I'd let that one slide anyway.
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It may be one of this flawed films, but it's still a friggin' fantastic film.
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Why would you take away the perverted sex stuff? Isn't that really a major theme to the movie? The youth having this weird, completely violent, different view on sexual issues?
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It may be one of this flawed films, but it's still a friggin' fantastic film.
I don't know if I'd say it's fantastic. But it's one I can watch(at least most of) over and over again. You can say that about pretty much every Kubrick film.

A Clockwork Orange is damn near perfect though. In fact, I'm trying to think of a single flaw and nothing comes to mind.
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If they remade this, I'd send my droogies after the director and everyone else involved.
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Originally Posted by Lastdaysofrain
Why would you take away the perverted sex stuff? Isn't that really a major theme to the movie? The youth having this weird, completely violent, different view on sexual issues?
It needs to be PC for today's audience. We can't have any sexual issues, not PC enough.

Basically, just go ahead and butcher the film. That's the only way to remake it with the way films are today.
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Originally Posted by TheMadMonk
If they remade this, I'd send my droogies after the director and everyone else involved.
"SHUT YOUR BLEEDING HOLE!!!"
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no remake, sequel ok
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Now hear me out. There's a great story there. Truly great. I'm not terribly concerned with staying true to the book or anything like that (Honestly, I haven't read it). I think the characters and plot should be translated to a near future world. There's so much commentary there about political parties using Alex for their own gain. There's a lot to be said about ethics behind the methods involved in the experiment to make a person less prone to violence.

Take away all the perverted sex stuff in the movie (except the set decoration of milk bar that's awesome!) and have it focus more on Alex and less on his gang.

I think all the ingredients are there for an amazing film. Though I suppose having a murderer/rapist as your main protagonist doesn't bode too well with the studios. I say in the right hands it could be great.
For the most part, everything you describe is in the original film. So I'm not sure why you want a remake. I guess you were put off my the sex stuff and just want that removed. But I'd argue that the film does focus on Alex as is. Saying it should focus less on the gang is a bit odd, since there's not that much focus to begin with on them.
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Abso-fucking-lutley not. This thread should be closed at even the mere suggestion of this.
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Just a horrible idea.
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I'd have to pass.
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ACO should NEVER, EVER be remade. Remake all the horror films you want, but no one could EVER do a better job of making Clockwork than Kubrick did. And no one would , or will, ever do a better Alex than McDowell. Terrible idea.
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^WORD!. The young actors these days are almost universally terrible. I dont think one would be authentically capable of portraying a a kid in his mid-teens who is a rapist/killer.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Now hear me out. There's a great story there. Truly great. I'm not terribly concerned with staying true to the book or anything like that (Honestly, I haven't read it). I think the characters and plot should be translated to a near future world. There's so much commentary there about political parties using Alex for their own gain. There's a lot to be said about ethics behind the methods involved in the experiment to make a person less prone to violence.

Take away all the perverted sex stuff in the movie (except the set decoration of milk bar that's awesome!) and have it focus more on Alex and less on his gang.

I think all the ingredients are there for an amazing film. Though I suppose having a murderer/rapist as your main protagonist doesn't bode too well with the studios. I say in the right hands it could be great.
You should be banned for suggesting this.....

Ummm.... NO.

Just borrow some of the same elements and call it something else. Lots of movies do this.
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Why stop there?

Why not remake
Raging Bull, The Godfather, Alien, The Exorcist, Gone with The Wind, Ben Hur and of course, Citizen Kane as well?
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So you're the idiot who keeps buying tickets to these shitty remakes.
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Originally Posted by Rad14
Why not remake
Raging Bull, The Godfather, Alien, The Exorcist, Gone with The Wind, Ben Hur and of course, Citizen Kane as well?
I hate to break it to you, but...

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