Saturday, July 29, 2006
A Clockwork Freakout
I just watched the movie A Clockwork Orange (1971) last night, and I feel the need to commend whoever did this movie's art direction. As for the costumes, the four "droogs" wore all white utilitarian-style outfits with suspenders, black combat boots and black bowler hats. It seemed to make violence quite chic actually. I wish I could pull that look off everyday. As for the movie's females, they all seems to be a wearing a combination of neon-coloured wigs, patent leather or sixties inspired clothing, despite the fact this is supposed to take place in the future. Quite unlike the book (which is a great read) it's filled with nudity, sexual imagery, and random acts of violence which is great for shock value and artistic merit as far as I'm concerned. I really wish I was a character in this story - providing I don't get beaten up or raped by the main character, Alex.