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KC

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#1 12 years ago

Just finished the book, and I'm almost scared to watch the movie...

This is the most disturbing novel I've ever read, definitely not for the faint of heart :eek: has anyone read it and what do you think?

If you've seen the film, how does it compare?




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#2 12 years ago

I'll be getting the novel soon. I've always wanted to read it. As for the movie, it was fantastic. Kubrick at his best, in my opinion. However, it's my understanding that Kubrick wasn't very faithful to the book, and that made a lot of fans of the novel angry. I don't know what he did wrong, as I've never read the book, so it doesn't matter to me, I guess.




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#3 12 years ago

I've never read the book, and I've seen, like, the first forty minutes of the movie, I think. The stuff in the movie is kind of brutal (especially for the time it was made -- 1970's, right?), but its just your average "ultra-violence" movie. We're both American's -- we should be used to it by now. ;)




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#4 12 years ago

I heard Danny Elfmans score for the film... slightly desturbing




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#5 12 years ago
Irwin RommelI heard Danny Elfmans score for the film... slightly desturbing

Because of that score alone I'd rank the movie as very cruel ;)




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#6 12 years ago

hello




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#7 12 years ago
Irwin RommelI heard Danny Elfmans score for the film... slightly desturbing

Oooh, it's Danny Elfman composing? I'm excited now, he's my favorite :)

Should be interesting in any case...I'm anxious to see how it compares to the book, since I usually find that books are far better than the movies that are based upon them.




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#8 12 years ago

lets say that it makes you look on Ode to JOy with very different eyes




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#9 12 years ago
Irwin Rommellets say that it makes you look on Ode to JOy with very different eyes

yeah, he described that in the book too...it was pretty sick.

He loved music so much, and they destroyed it for him...I *almost* felt bad. Then I remembered about all the people he, um...did stuff to...




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#10 12 years ago

I've both read the book and seen the film, but I saw the film first. I thought the book was excellent, very disturbing but a must-read. The film is also very good, and IMHO Kubrick translated the book into a movie very very well, the imagery of the milk bar and the uniforms of the droogs were brilliantly done IMHO.




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