Category: a clockwork orange



As a tribute to Kubrick on his birthday, I want to share one of my favorite scenes from my favorite movie of his, A Clockwork Orange. The fight between Alex and the Cat Lady is just ace, from the dark comedy to the cheeky use of music.

None of the battles in Avengers: Endgame has a patch on this epic showdown, let me tell ya!



A Clockwork Orange (1971) dir. Stanley Kubrick




The Kubrick Stare, sometimes referred to as the Kubrick Glare, is a common camera shot of an actor in most of Stanley Kubrick’s films. The Kubrick Glare has been called the “heavy-browed look of insanity”. Roger Ebert said he simply thought Kubrick found it an interesting angle with which to shoot the human face. Regardless, the actor is filmed by Kubrick at a specific angle with their head tilted slightly down, looking up, sometimes with the teeth exposed but always with a detached, menacing, angry, diabolical, evil or mad look in their eye.

“The Kubrick Stare” in Film:

The Avengers (2012) dir. Joss Whedon

Gladiator (2000) dir. Ridley Scott

The Crow (1994) dir. Alex Proyas

American Beauty (1999) dir. Sam Mendes

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) dir. Quentin Tarantino

Psycho (1960) dir. Alfred Hitchcock

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) dir. Stanley Kubrick

Donnie Darko (2001) dir. Richard Kelly

Mulholland Drive (2001) dir. David Lynch

The exclusion of Jack Nicholson in The Shining in this list is shameful.

And Malcolm Mcdowell.



A Clockwork Orange (1972)