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.

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

Relat­ed con­tent:

Stan­ley Kubrick­’s Fil­mog­ra­phy Ani­mat­ed

Killer’s Kiss: Where Stan­ley Kubrick­’s Film­mak­ing Career Real­ly Begins

Kubrick vs. Scors­ese Mon­tage

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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