February 20, 2019

A Modern Take on a Kubrick Classic with New ‘A Clockwork Orange’ Trailer

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Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange is set to return to theaters with new modern trailer to boot.

Originally released in 1971, Stanley Kubrick’s dystopian psychological crime classic A Clockwork Orange (based on the book of the same name written by Anthony Burgess in 1962) is set to make a return to theaters for the proper cinematic viewing experience.

Long regarded as one of - in what became a string of critical masterpieces - Kubrick’s greatest films, the British Film Institute has announced an upcoming return to the theaters for the ultra-violent, decline-of-civilization nihilist classic (and just in time, right?) beginning this April.

To commemorate A Clockwork Orange’s new theatrical run, the BFI has put together an updated, and perhaps more chilling, version of the film’s original trailer to appeal to the more modern masses - which you can watch below.

When compared to the original (below) the same flamboyant playfulness comes through, but perhaps a little more avant garde in the original. Which would make sense to tone away from some of the more fantastical ultra-violent elements as A Clockwork Orange had to originally be cut down when first released in the UK (and subsequently initially received an X rating when released in the US).

Steadily regarded as one of the best filmmakers of all time, Kubrick’s work has been the subject of countless classes, homages and studies over the years. If you’re interested in reading up more on the Kubrick’s insights, check out how his films have molded and shaped films throughout the years, his early photography work motivated his films, and even how his films have been reimagined since.     

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The original trailer is out of date... Too creative and original :)

February 22, 2019 at 9:20AM

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