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Promotion for the movie "A Clockwork Orange" directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Giant eye ball, pyramid and upside down cross.  Emerging from the eye are four demons who like to rape, murder and partake in the “ultra violence”.

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Missuhs.noobs
Missuhs.noobs
15 days ago

The youtube channel Empire of the Mind does really good analysis of this movie and liberalism. Down to the crime and the women with dyed hair. I used to be really into The Adicts, which base their entire aesthetics on this book/movie. Its got everything we stand against, including mk ultra. Stay vigilant friends

Lee
Lee
15 days ago

If I’m not mistaken, I believe VC actually wrote an article analyzing this film several years ago… Probably over a decade ago, now. I am a fan of Kubrick’s but I always found this movie in particular to be deeply unsettling. I was quite young the first time I saw it, so I didn’t fully understand the themes, but of course I knew it was an exploration of debauchery and extremism…

What’s strange is, I remember around the time I was in middle school, several of the more “alternative” kids were very into this movie. They would quote it to each other and treat it as a funny joke. Clearly internalizing aspects of the film, without regard for/understanding of the themes. While on the surface it appears to be a celebration of anarchy/lawlessness and crime, I believe its actual intent is to highlight the evils of such lifestyles.

Kubrick used heavy symbolism in every film he ever directed. This one is no different. I recall an article featuring the author of the book it’s based on. He said, in no uncertain terms, that his original story was a cautionary tale about the evils of falling into immorality, how it can happen to anyone but particularly to wayward young men, and how he wasn’t happy with the way film audiences didn’t pick up on these themes from the movie.

I believe the movie still explored those themes, although alterations were made; also, it was shot in a particular style with framing and costumes in such a way to appear more alternative or edgy. I think that is part of the draw for fans who miss the central themes; there are certain groups of people who are simply drawn to countercultures, and crave images devoid of substance.

I still think the movie is a cinematic achievement, albeit not one for the faint-of-heart, and one that has been historically misunderstood/misrepresented.

Wowjustwow
Wowjustwow
15 days ago
Reply to  Lee

Same age I was! Middle school. My alternative friends told me it was a “mid classic”. Messed me up. Wasn’t friends with those kids going into high school! And I also love the director. It is a well made and acted film…too well made if you ask me. I love horror, but that film was too gnarly to ever watch again! I’m 44 now…more repulsed than ever

Lee
Lee
15 days ago
Reply to  Wowjustwow

I totally understand. Malcolm MacDowell is a phenomenal actor and gave a great performance in the role of Alex. But truly this movie was on a different level. I don’t feel the need to re-experience it, personally. But I do think it has its place, even if most people don’t see what the movie is actually communicating.
Also as others will likely say, the movie had some clear MK-ultra themes that at the time, would’ve been totally missed… It’s amazing to me that even after decades of exposure, people can watch a film such as this today and still not pick up on the themes and symbolism.

I believe Kubrick was murdered for what he tried to expose. Eyes Wide Shut had more scenes left on the cutting-room floor than otherwise. The studios interfered with it to an extreme. Kubrick died shortly thereafter, in very suspicious circumstances. Even his wife said she believed he was silenced. The rabbit hole goes deep.

I also believe that Kubrick has ties to NASA but I won’t get into that here, as it’s too controversial and a bit off-topic. But there is a wealth of information out there for those who are interested.

Missuhs.noobs
Missuhs.noobs
15 days ago
Reply to  Lee

Wasnt it theorized that he directed the moon landing

Lee
Lee
15 days ago
Reply to  Missuhs.noobs

Absolutely right. There are even symbolic hints to it in The Shining.

Normally, I don’t post external links here. But I think this particular topic is important enough to share. If you’re interested, here’s part I in a phenomenal series explaining the moon landing in extreme detail, including Kubrick’s likely involvement, mathematical/scientific anomalies, and more.

https://centerforaninformedamerica.com/moondoggie-1/

Lee
Lee
15 days ago
Reply to  Missuhs.noobs

I’m now flagged as awaiting for approval instead of instantly having comments posted so we will see what goes through. Pretty close to giving up on this site after all the bs lately tbh

Wowjustwow
Wowjustwow
15 days ago
Reply to  Lee

I wish we could’ve seen what Kubrick would’ve done with AI. I think he was silenced too. I wish we all had a discord to kept conversations going!

Wowjustwow
Wowjustwow
15 days ago
Reply to  Wowjustwow

Sorry “mod” classic

Lee
Lee
13 days ago
Reply to  rick

I’m on the fence about this one. It’s hard to say. I do think the film has a purposeful stylistic element to it, that gives it an edgy and hip “alternative” feel, which would easily ingratiate it to particular audiences. But on the other hand, it never necessarily celebrates its own protagonist; rather, he is shown reaping the very unpleasant consequences of his own actions — even if said consequences are sometimes symbolic in nature.
For me personally, the jury is out on the film… Although I must say, I’m leaning toward dislike. I’m just going based on my own memories from having seen it several years prior; as I said before, I have no intention of revisiting the film, largely due to the odd following it’s gained, from unsavory characters.

But after the discourse here, I am a bit curious if perhaps my own memory is skewed in some way, or if a modern rewatch would reveal anything I’d previously missed. Still, my “to-do” list for film is so extensive, I probably won’t bother with this one again any time soon…

It’s definitely worth noting, however, that one of the “iconic” images from the film is of the main character in costume, with dramatic eyelash extensions underneath one eye only… The same imagery used in official posters for the film, often with similar imagery to what was posted here in the OP.

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Lee
Lee
13 days ago
Reply to  Lee

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martin
martin
14 days ago

The main symbol looks like the famous keyhole figure present around the world.

We can find it depicted in geoglyphs in Saudi Arabia for example, composed by a circle with an inner point – an archaic symbol for the sun found around the world which ancient astronomical texts refer to as the planet Saturn and not our actual Sun, Sumerian Shamash/Sama-el, likely Satan – and by the column/mountain/pyramid/world mountain/Enlil/El Shadai/Asherah’s pole).

As other examples check the Japanese kofun mounds and Vatican’s St Peter ‘s square… Likely also the inspiration for Tolkien lord of the rings as we can see in the movies :p The external circle can also be the origin of another world myth: the serpent eating it’s own tail the famous “Ouroboros” later on possibly originating also the infinity symbol, although another origin for this one might be abraxas/typhoon. Regardless not that important as the phenomena that very likely created this figures is the same…

And the real origin of those figures is indeed very likely of electrical nature, with a plasma column with toroids/plasmoids developing along it emanating from the south pole when Earth, and likely all the solar system, where under a tremendous electrical stress (check Anthony Peratt 2003/2008 papers on the subject “…Z-Pinch Aurora as Recorded in Antiquity…”). Source of energy is uncertain although the sun is obviously the main suspect. Some defend that the planets were the culprits and that Saturn and others where on very different orbits than today… One of the main proponents of this view is David Talbot and his proposed polar configuration, but it has in my opinion some conundrums yet to be resolved so not a big fan…

fairy
fairy
13 days ago

Its about adremochrome. It is cleary seen written in the background

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