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weirdlandtv · 2 months ago
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Droog hat tests for Stanley Kubrick’s A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.
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mareebird · a month ago
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Omg. I just realized that Miss Minutes is literally a Clockwork Orange.
I'm pretty sure.
Okay. Hear me out.
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Okay. Hear me out.
The more I think about it, the more it's smacking me in the brain that A Clockwork Orange, written by Anthony Burgess, and the Kubrick film starring Malcolm McDowell, is a major source of inspiration for Loki. I wish I could put it more eloquently than that, but I can't right now, probably because of the way my brain is being smacked by the concept. I have a lot of thoughts and I'm going to do my best to distill them into...something.
TW. If you're not familiar with ACO, it's a messed up trip down to messed up town. I'm not necessarily recommending it, because there's a lot of triggery stuff, but it is a work of art.
It's is a dark, DARK satirical commentary on the freedom of man. At one extreme, you have chaos and destruction when man is left to his own devices. At the other extreme, you have governing forces that step in and attempt to control, forcing man to be good. It asks whether we can prevent bad things from happening under any circumstances at all.
And all of this plays out as they attempt to control the most chaotic man on earth by bringing him into custody and reconditioning him. (In ACO, his name is Alex DeLarge.)
Already, I think you see where I'm going with this.
Right, so the TVA is a bureaucratic organization making sure things go the way they're supposed to go. Its focus is on the common good in the sense that they are keeping existence itself in motion. So they claim, anyway. At this point, this is really all we know about them.
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Now, the TVA is in no way on the same level as the controlling powers of ACO and the show is not going to go that dark, but Loki has found himself in a situation where he's being asked the same thematic questions: Is he good or bad? What makes him tick?
Or, as ACO asks, How do you make a clockwork orange? "If he can only perform good or only perform evil, then he is a clockwork orange—meaning that he has the appearance of an organism lovely with colour and juice but is in fact only a clockwork toy to be wound up by God or the Devil.” --Anthony Burgess
Now, there a lot of other similarities between Loki and ACO. The general aesthetic is similar. The music is similar. Both involve a man in custody watching videos.
As of right now, let me restate, I do not think the TVA are necessarily evil and I'm reserving judgment—though I dub Mobius to be a good guy. Like a legit good guy in the sense that he's a good person. But this isn't about Mobius, it's about ACO and the thematic similarities.
TVA might be bad.
But we've got a chaotic guy in custody, we have a controlling organization forcing the common good, and we have questions about whether or not moral good can be anything except freely chosen.
And we have Miss Minutes.
And what is Miss Minutes except an orange clock?
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vintage-soleil · 26 days ago
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Stanley Kubrick pondering how to make it more horrific while Malcolm McDowell wishes it would end (Clockwork Orange 1971)
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Hat Test for 'A Clockwork Orange' , 1971.
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negan002 · 3 months ago
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i was looking at the space jam 2 trailer and…
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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE?? 
ultra-violence in space jam?
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turnipoddity · 10 days ago
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a little bit of the old ultraviolence
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cinemacandy · 17 days ago
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“It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.”
Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange (1971), dir. Stanley Kubrick
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chloezhao · 6 days ago
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Van Gogh + Cinema
Wheatfield with Crows / Dreams (1990) dir. Akira Kurosawa Road with Pollard Willows / The Third Man (1949) dir. Carol Reed Prisoners Exercising / A Clockwork Orange (1971) dir. Stanley Kubrick Girl in the Woods / Vertigo (1958) dir. Alfred Hitchcock Starry Night / Loving Vincent (2017) dir. Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
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comominimo · 23 days ago
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booksinantwerp · 3 months ago
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Waitress (Service Uppermost), A Clockwork Orange, 1970
page 18 from Allen Jones Projects published in 1971 by Wasmut Ernst Verlag
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night--mistress · 3 months ago
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aubrey-plaza · a month ago
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CREATORHUB SUMMER EVENT 2021: DAY 1 - COLOURS or: movie titles with colours
BLACK SWAN (2010) dir. Darren Aronofsky R.E.D. (2010) dir. Robert Schwentke A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971) dir. Stanley Kubrick THE YELLOW EYES OF CROCODILES (2014) dir. Cécile Telerman THE GREEN MILE (1999) dir. Frank Darabont BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (2013) dir. Abdellatif Kechiche THE COLOR PURPLE (1985) dir. Steven Spielberg PRETTY IN PINK (1986) dir. Howard Deutch WHITE CHICKS (2004) dir. Keenen Ivory Wayans
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thehumming6ird · 24 days ago
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How do you score a show that tinkers with time, features a Norse god who is neither hero nor villain, and continually confounds the viewer with new mysteries?
That was the challenge facing English composer Natalie Holt, who with her music for “Loki” becomes only the second woman to compose the dramatic score for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film or TV series (after Pinar Toprak, who scored 2019’s “Captain Marvel”).
The music of “Loki” is a bold combination of a traditional orchestra with vintage analog synthesizers, Scandinavian folk instruments and the weird, unsettling electronic sounds of the theremin, once associated with ’50s sci-fi movies.
“He’s a kind of grand, Machiavellian character,” Holt tells Variety from her London studio. “And Tom Hiddleston’s performance has a touch of Shakespeare to it. So I wanted to give him some gravitas and classical weight to his theme, but also have this space-age sound as well.”
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Holt had been listening to 1950s theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore and had one day hoped to utilize it in a score. So she was surprised to learn that “Loki” director Kate Herron was also “keen to involve the theremin in the soundtrack.”
The unusual instrument was heard in such Hollywood classics as “Spellbound” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and, more recently, in the Apollo 11 movie “First Man.” “The character of it just seemed to suit the score,” Holt says.
In addition, Holt and Herron saw similarities between the Norse god of mischief and the character of Alex, famously played by Malcolm McDowell in the 1971 Stanley Kubrick film “A Clockwork Orange.” She says, “He does these horrific things, yet you feel this empathy for him, you can almost forgive him, and his redemption feels painful.”
Wendy Carlos’ Moog synthesizer sounds for the Kubrick classic became another key influence on the score as a result.
Holt began, last August, by creating a “suite” of themes that represented the antihero Loki, his new nemesis/partner Mobius (Owen Wilson), the mysterious Time Variance Authority (TVA) and variant Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino). This became the blueprint for much of what she would write for the series over the next six months.
The concept of time, and the possibility of altering a timeline, is central to the series premise, and so the sounds of a ticking clock (actually samples of different clocks, notes the composer) appear in the TVA theme.
Holt’s research into Norse mythology also led to the use of two Norwegian instruments, the hardanger fiddle and stringed nyckelharpa, to suggest Loki’s Asgardian home and his late mother Frigga.
The entire score was created remotely, with Holt working in her studio; other musicians contributing theremin, synthesizer, guitar and drum sounds from various locations; and the Budapest Film Orchestra supplying a traditional symphonic foundation.
“I love those really powerful forces coming together, giving something like the weight of [opera composer Richard] Wagner, but with this unusual twisty edge,” says Holt.
Classically trained as a violinist at the Royal Academy of Music and in composition at the National Film and Television School, Holt confesses that she prefers to sketch her musical ideas on paper. “I’m so old school,” she says with a laugh.
That enabled her to design a score that started with the finale and worked backwards from there. “I had the theme for the end very early on,” she says. The final two episodes, due July 7 and 14, also feature a 32-voice choir, she reveals.
Holt was a 2017 Emmy nominee for music in the PBS series “Victoria,” and has completed work on a Netflix film, “Fever Dream,” slated for release later this year.
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dylobriens · 14 days ago
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HOW TO SPOT AN ANTAGONIST (WITH MILK ON THE SCENE):
A Clockwork Orange (1971) No Country for Old Men (2007) Inglourious Basterds (2009) The Boys (2019-presents) 
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horrorscopetoday · 3 years ago
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the signs as cult classics
Aries - Barbarella
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Taurus - Fight Club
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Gemini - Donnie Darko
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Cancer - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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Leo -  The Princess Bride
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Virgo - Heathers
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Libra - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Scorpio - Pulp Fiction
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Sagittarius - Clerks
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Capricorn - The Big Lebowski
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Aquarius - A Clockwork Orange
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Pisces - The Room
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