Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange: Malcolm McDowell Looks Back

A few days ago, we linked to the recent Collider interview with Malcolm McDowell, the star of Stanley Kubrick's 1971 classic, A Clockwork Orange. One of the highlights of the piece is a short video clip in which the now 68-year-old actor describes the origins of the film's iconic -- and horrifically violent -- "Singing in the Rain" scene. (The ad on the Collider clip is short but abrasive, by the way. Be sure to turn down your headphones).

You can catch a much younger McDowell discussing that same scene in 1972, starting at minute 6:30 of the interview below. For kicks, slide back to minute 4:15, and watch the cocky 28-year-old give his interlocutor a sharp dressing down for daring to suggest that Mr. Kubrick could be "difficult" to work with:via @DangerMindsBlog

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Sheerly Avni is a San Francisco-based arts and culture writer. Her work has appeared in Salon, LA Weekly, Mother Jones, and many other publications. You can follow her on twitter at @sheerly.


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  • pepper says:

    The 2nd video with the 1971 interview isnt’t working. Would it be possible to repost it?

  • eht% says:

    Hollywood –is– and always was INTEL.

    ALL the A listers, before and behnd the cameras, is a SPOOK on a project.

    From year one of Yale in China’s –fave– FTM ‘MAO say DUNG’
    that project here has been ‘Men are Pigs’.

    And, in 2019, who can look at ‘Clockwork Orange’ and not
    immediately recognize a strained. pointless – – FTM— ‘Men are Pigs’ fantasy ?

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