Saturday, June 11, 2011
A Clockwork Orange - The Music
A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 darkly satirical science fiction film adaptation of Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel of the same name. The film concerns Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell), a charismatic, psychopathic delinquent whose pleasures are classical music (especially Beethoven), rape, and ultra-violence.
Directed by Stanley Kubrick Distributed by Warner Bros.
Despite it's theme of ultra-violence, which is actually tame by comparison to today's movies, one of the truly memorable parts of this movie is the musical soundtrack. Although this came out in 1971 I still continuously play either the soundtrack album or the Walter/Wendy Carlos version of the soundtrack. Amazing music that has withstood the ravages of time. I really hope music production courses are teaching their students that making or inserting good quality, timeless music can make any CD, movie, television show that much better. This movie soundtrack is proof positive.
Henry Purcell - Title Music From A Clockwork Orange
Ludwig Van Beethoven - Ninth Symphony, Second Movement
Click the x in the top right hand corner of each of these annoying orange boxes to remove them. Sorry about that, but we work with what we can get.
Gioacchino Rossini - La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie)
Giachino Rossini - William Tell Overture
There is so much more music to this movie, but for some reason most of the videos on YouTube have been blocked from embedding. My four most hated words on YouTube "Embedding disabled by request".